JB Convention: HVFF London
A long-awaited announcement, so it's great to confirm that John will be at Heroes and Villains FanFest at London Olympia on Saturday, 27 and Sunday, 28 May.
For full details of the event and ticketing, visit the HVFF website:
JB Convention: Florida Supercon
The fun continues! John will be at Florida Supercon in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, 29 and Sunday, 30 July. The Supercon will be held at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center.
Book your tickets now at the convention website:
JB Convention: Wizard World Portland, OR
Next month, John will be off to Portland, Oregon, for the Wizard World convention at the Oregon Convention Center. Come and join him on 18-19 February for a weekend of fun - and bring your best cosplay!
For full details and tickets visit the Wizard World website:
JB Convention: Collectormania 24 - NEC Birmingham
John is excited to be returning to Birmingham in June this year for Collectormania 24 Film and Comic Con! The con takes place on 3-4 June at The NEC Birmingham. Come along for a great weekend!
For full details and tickets visit the Collectormania website:
JB Conventions: Chicago and Nashville
John will be at the Heroes and Villains FanFest events in Chicago (25-26 March) and Nashville (8-9 July). He's thrilled to be returning to cities he knows well. He grew up in the Chicago area, and Nashville is where he started his professional career. He's looking forward to meeting fans, signing autographs, doing photo ops, presenting his now-legendary panel and generally having fun!
Full details of these events and ticketing are at the HVFF website:
JB Convention: Fan Expo Dallas
John will be back in Dallas for the 2017 Fan Expo 2017 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Join him there for signings, photo ops and his now-legendary panel! He's expected to attend on Saturday, 1 and Sunday, 2 April 2017.
For more information about the event and all the details you need, including how to buy tickets, visit the convention website:
18 November 201
Updated 17 December
Disney's Broadway Hits: BBC Radio 2 and Sky Arts
In October, John hosted and performed at the "Disney's Broadway Hits" concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The BBC have announced that this concert will air on BBC Radio 2 at 8.00pm (GMT) on 16 December.
BBC Radio 2 can be enjoyed wherever you live, so tune in for a fabulous evening of music!
Update 17 December: Sky Arts have confirmed that they will air the concert at 9.00pm on Wednesday, 21 December. You can also listen again to the BBC Radio 2 broadcast at: BBC Radio Player
Holy Music Video
John and his husband, Scott, feature in Danielle LoPresti's new music video, Holy, which will be released at 11.18am PST on Friday, 18 November on www.holymusicvideo.com. All proceeds from the video will benefit the One Orlando Fund to benefit the victims, families and survivors of the Pulse Night club shooting.
The video features television star Anna Khaja as a Christian Minister who attempts to save the souls of her LGBT congregation members portrayed by real-life couples and families including John and Scott. The unscripted dialogue between Khaja's Minister and the families throughout the video create a riveting debate over the heart of the Bible's messaging.
John awarded HRC Visibility Award
John is honoured to be the recipient of the Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award. He said, "I am so proud to be given this award by the Human Rights Campaign. It means the world that I am being honored for being me." The Award will be presented on 5 November in Palm Springs.
For more information on the Awards, visit the HRC Facebook page:
Torchwood: The Lives of Captain Jack
Captain Jack has led an extraordinary set of lives. We all know he travelled with the Doctor, we all know he ran Torchwood - but what else did he get up to? Find out in The Lives of Captain Jack, a set of four full-cast audio adventures from Big Finish, made under licence from BBC Worldwide, and due for release in June 2017. These four adventures, written by Guy Adams and James Goss, see Captain Jack in different times and on different planets, doing battle with a variety of strange and horrible enemies, from Mother Nothing to the Council Of Three.
"What's great about these stories," says John, "is that they're the kind of episode we didn't have time for on TV – exploring aspects of Jack that you've never seen before in a timey-wimey way. If you're a fan of Captain Jack, or Torchwood or Doctor Who, then I say get them."
To pre-order the box-set, visit:
JB Music: Maddie
To mark the 20th anniversary of the Salibsury Playhouse premier of the Stephen Keeling, Shaun McKenna and Steven Dexter musical Maddie, Stage Door have announced the release of a special Deluxe Edition of the Original London Cast Album. The 2-disc set features remastered versions of songs from the original cast recording, new 2016 recordings plus a bonus disc with 25 previously unreleased studio demos of cut songs and alternate versions performed by an illustrious roster of West End stars including John Barrowman and many others.
Due for release in October 2016, you can order your copy of Maddie now from:
John announces Torchwood Comic Special Edition
Torchwood #1 sees Captain Jack come back to Cardiff to engage the help of the last person who expected to see him again, Gwen Cooper! On the road, on the run, and under fire can Jack and Gwen put aside their differences and rebuild the heart of Torchwoods before its flame is stamped out forever?!
Alongside the regular edition (in comic book stores August 3), Titan, Carole and I are proud to present a special convention edition of Torchwood which includes the entirety of Torchwood #1 plus extra fan-favorite adventure The Selkie with a brand-new cover from comic book legend Tommy Lee Edwards (Batman, Hellboy).
These regular and special editions are available to purchase at the Titan booth #5537 at San Diego Comic-Con. Carole and I will be guests on a special Titan panel where fans will be treated to announcements, behind-the-scenes reveals and upcoming plans for the Torchwood comic series. This panel will take place on Saturday July 23 at 15:30 in room 5AB. You will also have the opportunity to meet Carole and I at the show as we will be signing copies of Torchwood #1 on Sunday July 24 between 11:00am and 12:00pm at Autograph Area, Table AA21.
We are so excited about this new venture and bringing Torchwood back to life in a fresh, new, vibrant way and we can't wait for all of you to be a part of it come join us. See you in San Diego.
Love you, JB
JB Panto: Dick Whittington
Yes, it's the news so many fans have been waiting for! John will be back at the Birmingham Hippodrome this panto season to star as Dick Whittington. He'll once again team up with the Krankies and they will be joined by Steve McFadden (known to soap afficionados as Phil Mitchell in Eastenders) as King Rat.
Produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, Dick Whittington will be directed by Michael Harrison. Michael said: "Once again we are delighted to bring together a sensational cast of talented performers for the Birmingham Hippodrome pantomime, which – as always – will be a spectacle on a par with any West End show in terms of scale and production values."
Dick Whittington runs at Birmingham Hippodrome from Monday, 19 December 2016 until Sunday, 29 January 2017. Tickets available now!
- By phone on: 0844 338 5000
Coming soon from Big Finish, an exciting new Torchwood audio drama, Torchwood: Outbreak.
"A city under siege, a virus on the loose – and Torchwood is ready! John Barrowman, Gareth David-Lloyd and Eve Myles assemble in a full-cast box-set to be released in November 2016."
To pre-order the box-set, visit:
6 January 2016
Updated 29 May
New DC Arrow comic by John and Carole
John and his sister Carole have a new writing collaboration for us, a DC Comic series that explores the back story of John's Arrow character, Malcolm Merlyn. John told TV Insider, "It has to be one of the coolest things we’ve done together."
The comic, Arrow: The Dark Archer, will initially be available in digital format. Twelve chapters will be released bi-weekly starting Wednesday 13 January (available via the DC Comics App, readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comixology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, and iVerse ComicsPlus). A print edition will be available later.
Update 29 May: Carole Barrowman has confirmed that the print version of the comic is scheduled for release on 31 August.
20 May 2016
JB Radio: Inheritance Tracks
Inheritance Tracks is a feature on the BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live show, which celebrates music that guests cherish and would like to bestow on future generations. John's Inheritance Tracks will air on Saturday, 21 May. Saturday Live is broadcast from 9am to 10.30am. Listen live at:
John and Carole writing Torchwood comic
Captain Jack is back! As well as appearing in the Big Finish audio dramas, Captain Jack is returning in a series of comic books, written by John and Carole. The comic is due to be available in shops from 6 July.
Titan Comics announced:
"The hotly anticipated Torchwood comic sees Captain Jack return to Cardiff to engage the help of the last person who expected to see him again, Gwen Cooper! A dark technology from a forgotten species has been claimed by a conspiratorial power… and in this collision between an ancient civilization and an all-new evil, the Earth itself may be forfeit! Only Jack, Gwen, and their allies from what remains of Torchwood hold the key to stopping a cataclysmic wave of destruction… On the road, on the run, and under fire – can Jack and Gwen put aside their differences and rebuild the heart of Torchwood… before its flame is stamped out forever?!
The debut issue comes with variant covers to collect from Doctor Who superstar artists includingTommy Lee Edwards (Tenth Doctor, Turf), Elena Casagrande (Tenth Doctor, The X-Files), Blair Shedd (Ninth Doctor), and Rod Reis (Doctor Who, C.O.W.L.)"
For more information, visit the Titan comics Tumblr page:
A request from John
Many of you have given John gifts over the years, and although he appreciates your thoughtfulness, he's running out of space to keep them! Rather than buying him a gift, he would ask you to support one of his chosen charities.
All donations, large or small, will help these wonderful organisations.
A reminder about online chats. They're not John!
Please don't be fooled by fake Facebook and other accounts pretending to be John. If someone in online chats tells you they are John, they are lying to you. John has set up a Facebook page and he also uses Twitter and other social media (see links below). He replies at random to some of the tweets from his fans when he's able to, and does occasional Q&As on Facebook.