Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett

The Broadway stars share a love story in song. Jarrod Spector (Jersey Boys, Beautiful) and his wife Kelli Barrett (Wicked, Doctor Zhivago) make audiences fall in love with them as they relay how they fell in love, with songs including the Eddy Arnold hit “You Don’t Know Me,” Billy Joel’s “Tell Her About It,” and Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes.” Track List:For Once in My LifeLove on TopSigned, Sealed, DeliveredI’m Falling in Love with SomeoneI’ve Just Seen a FaceIf I Didn’t Have a DimeYou...
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  • program length: 60 minutes
  • episode #304

Sunday, March 31 at 12:00 am on 12.1

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THE KATE is a new national music series with artistic cred and a bit of edge, infused with the essence of the unabashed, spirited Katharine Hepburn. The headline-heavy first season features artists who follow the Hepburnian philosophy that “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. “ Ann Wilson, Rickie Lee Jones, and former Saturday Night Livestar Ana Gasteyer, are all breaking new ground in their already-established careers during THE KATE performances. These artists are iconoclasts, and their performances capture a particular feeling, an artistic vibe located just outside of the mainstream: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ann Wilson pushes her Heart aside and sings the blues; Rickie Lee Jones speaks openly about growing older in the music world; Gasteyer takes a turn as a sassy singer, weaving in comedic moments throughout. The intimacy of the venue means that THE KATE performers have a risky closeness to their material--and their audience. British song interpreter Barb Jungr and Broadway star Jarrod Spector round out the season, with the final artist to be announced soon. Insightful interviews with the performers open each episode, taped live at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, an intimate 250-seat venue in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.