Following the release of “Another Side,” the album made up entirely of cover versions of popular songs made famous by other artists, John Barrowman has decided to work on yet another album. This time, it’s called “Music Music Music,” and it features songwriting contributions from Take That’s Gary Barlow.
Barrowman, who presently stars as Captain Jack Harkness on the Dr. Who spin-off Torchwood, is no stranger to the music circuit. In fact, his musical abilities have been featured in films such as in the Cole Porter biopic De-Lovely, where he had a duet with Kevin Kline singing “Night and Day,” and in the 2005 Mel Brooks film The Producers, where he sang “Springtime for Hitler.” In addition, he also performed in and co-presented a BBC One Series called The Sound of Musicals, in which performs from West End musicals sing songs from the shows.
“Music Music Music” is the Torchwood star’s second pop album following “Another Side,” which reached number 22 on the United Kingdom Album Charts and was certified Gold on January 11. The first single of his new album called “What About Us” is expected to come out on November 17, while the album itself will be released on November 24.
Apart from Torchwood, John Barrowman will also be participating in Broadway: The Next Generation, a documentary written and directed by Rick McKay. The feature, which will be released in 2009, also includes Liev Schreiber (The Manchurian Candidate, CSI), Jeff Goldblum (The Fly, Raines), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Glenn Close (Damages), Peter Gallagher (The O.C.), Alan Cumming (Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World), Amanda Plummer (The Last Angel), Bryan Batt (Mad Men), Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show, Cosby), Richard Thomas (Just Cause, The Christmas Secret), and Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), just to name a few.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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