Rachel York & Brent Barrett
Singing Their Favorites from Stage & Screen
In "Isn't It Romantic?"
At Reagle Music Theatre
Broadway stars Rachel York and
Brent Barrett, critically acclaimed co-stars in the West End
production of the Tony Award-winning revival of “Kiss
Me, Kate,” will reunite for an exclusive concert entitled
“Isn’t It Romantic?” on Sunday, February
19 at Reagle Music Theatre. Show time is 1 p.m. at Robinson
Theatre, 617 Lexington Street in Waltham.
this musical Valentine to love and laughter, York ("City
of Angels," "Les Misérables," "Victor/Victoria,"
"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels") and Barrett ("Grand
Hotel," "Chicago," "Annie Get Your Gun," "Phantom
– The Las Vegas Spectacular") rekindle the sizzle
and spark that captured the hearts of London and America as the battling
but still so-in-love exes in “Kiss Me, Kate.” They also co-starred
in an Ovation Award-winning production of “Anything Goes”
at Reprise! Theatre Company in Los Angeles.
In “Isn’t It Romantic?” York and Barrett will reminisce
with a number of Cole Porter tunes including “So in Love,”
“You’re The Top” and “I Get a
Kick out of You.” They will also offer classics such as
“How to Handle a Woman,” “Anything You Can Do,”
“I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” “Maybe This
Time” and “Music of the Night” along
with popular standards like “My Funny Valentine,”
“Someone to Watch over Me,” “He Touched Me” and
“Send in the Clowns.”
to Robert Eagle, producing artistic director of Reagle
Music Theatre, “Isn’t It Romantic?” is being developed
to kick off the company’s 44th season. The concert is having its
world premiere in the Boston area as part of Reagle’s winter/spring
Celebrity Series that also features Mitzi Gaynor in April.
Eagle commented, “Rachel and Brent are fabulous talents, and their
chemistry is unparalleled. Their passion on the PBS Great Performances
DVD of ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ burns through the screen, and their
voices are simply exquisite. Rachel is a Reagle favorite. Our audiences
have been clamoring to have her back. And Brent is someone we have admired
for a very long time. We are thrilled that their schedules make it possible
for them to perform here together at last.”
York is well known to Boston audiences for her touring and pre-Broadway
performances in “Kiss Me, Kate,” “Sly Fox”
and “The 101 Dalmatians Musical.” She also earned
back-to-back IRNE Awards for her starring roles in Reagle’s “Hello,
Dolly!” and “Into the Woods.”
She has just completed a two-month run starring as Anna Leonowens in “The
King and I” in Philadelphia. Barrett has charmed local
theater-goers in recent productions of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”
at the Cape Playhouse and North Shore Music Theatre.
He is currently playing a return engagement on Broadway as the fast-talking
legal eagle Billy Flynn in the long-running hit “Chicago.”
For information and tickets, stop by the box office, call
781-891-5600 or visit www.reaglemusictheatre.org.