Live at the Orinda Caps Off Season With Broadway’s Brent Barrett

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Brent Barrett’s award-winning turn in the London production of Kiss Me Kate was featured on PBS’s Great Performances.

    Star of Broadway and London’s West End, Brent Barrett is set to perform Thursday, May 2, at the Orinda Theatre, closing out this year’s Live at the Orinda concert series.
    First making his Broadway debut as Tony in the 1980 revival of West Side Story, Barrett later received an Olivier Award nomination (the British Tony Awards) for his starring role in the London premiere of the Tony award-winning revival of Kiss Me Kate.
    Taking part in yet another popular revival, Barrett shared the stage with Reba McEntire playing Frank Butler against McEntire’s Annie Oakley in the 2001 Broadway production of Annie Get Your Gun. Barrett’s credits also include repeated returns to the role of Billy Flynn in Chicago, a part he’s played in both Broadway and Los Angeles productions, and for which he won the LA Drama Critics Award.
    More recently, Barrett has been touring as part of The Four Phantoms, a group of four acclaimed vocalists who have all performed the starring role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, a role that Barrett performed for two years to sold-out houses in Las Vegas. He’s also a founding member and producer of The Broadway Tenors, another touring group that performs favorites from South Pacific, Les Miserables, Jersey Boys and more.
    After taking the stage all over the United States and Europe, Barret will be making his Bay Area debut with his showcase at the Orinda Theatre, closing out a season that has brought a series of Broadway stars, from Rita Moreno to the Callaway sisters, to the stage at Theatre Square. 
    The concert is 7:30 p.m. Information and tickets are available at www.lamorindatheatres.com or by calling 925-254-9065.

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