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Jackie Barrett – Psychic Medium and Spiritualist to Conjure Spirit of Washington Irving after Nov 2 Performance of Hollow

Following the 5pm November 2nd performance of Hollow the musical at The Players Theatre,  Jackie Barrett – Psychic Medium and Spiritualist will attempt to conjure the spirit of Washington Irving.  Audience members who attend the performance will be offered the opportunity to stay for the experience and see if Mr. Irving would like to comment on the musical based on his 1820 book, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Ms. Barrett, who has visited the Players Theatre many times, has experienced numerous spirit sightings while attending productions at the historic Off-Broadway theatre on MacDougal Street.  She fully expect to have participation from several resident spirits on November 2nd.  “the spirits at the Players Theatre are very happy with the shows the theatre has presented” remarked Ms.  Barrett.

Tickets for Saturday Nights performance of Hollow can be purchased at:


Jackie Barrett

Jackie Barrett

Read Jackie Barrett’s Bio:


For more than 24 years, Jackie Barrett has been a psychic medium.  Recently, she added reality TV show favorite and #1 best-selling author to her list of credentials.  She has clients all over the world, including celebrities in the music & entertainment industries, politicians, socialites, and professional athletes.

Jackie’s amazing ability to communicate with the dead and guide the living has propelled her into the spotlight and earned her the title as the guardian angel of New Orleans.  Jackie’s remarkable efforts with the Red Cross and the Jackie Barrett Foundation have raised millions of dollars, and her compassion has earned her a great deal of respect, enabling her to help thousands of people from diverse backgrounds.

In late 2007, Jackie was chosen to compete in America’s Psychic Challenge, a reality show on the Lifetime Network, which put psychics from all over the U.S. through a number of grueling tests.  She rocked her competition, and finished a close second, although fans and critics were outraged and thought she should have won.  She is currently  the star of her own TV  show Medium P.I. where she and Sean Crowley Captain of cold case homicide of NYPD help to solve cold cases on A&E channel.

Bonded by several DA’s across the country, she has worked with America’s Most Wanted, and donates her time to assisting the police in solving cold case files across the country.  She was recently issued a Captain’s badge from NYC Police Captain Sean Crowley for her work on a case.  Jackie also holds an FBI badge for her work with them as well.

Jackie’s unique ability  is dated back to over 400 years of psychic medium’s and occult specialist in her family.  Hollywood producers often call upon Jackie for her insight to provide guidance on special projects.  She is also a consultant to paranormal groups and their events, was an acclaimed reality show producer for Fangoria TV, AE TV  and is a well-known TV personality.

Jackie has conducted paranormal investigations in the most haunted of sites throughout America, such as the Eastern State Penitentiary, Castle Inn, Lizzie Borden B&B, Liberace House in Las Vegas, Queen Mary, Jackie has also conducted paranormal investigations in such places as Marilyn Monroe’s home, Vogue Theatre, Houdini’s Mansion, Roosevelt Hotel and many more. Jackie is most sought after for her unique séances where she allows the guest to directly communicate with the contacted spirit, instead of the traditional séance where only the medium will make contact with the spirit.  Jackie has performed her séances all over the world – from art galleries in NYC to a live séance on Sirius Satellite Radio.  Her séances bring participants to tears, and invoke emotions beyond all expectations. Jackie’s latest novel The Devil I Know published by Berkley is this year’s hottest true crime novel.  Jackie’s next highly anticipated book The Haunting Of The Gemini about Jackie’s experience with one of the NYC’s zodiac killers victims.

Jackie is also the author of a #1 best selling book, The House That Kay Built. http://www.thehousethatkaybuilt.com.

Media Appearances Include:
MY Decision –  East Pleasant Pictures
Berkley Publishing- The Devil I Know
Medium P.I. ( AE TV)
Access Hollywood
Scrying MOMA ballet Juiia Stoscheck Collection-  Dedicated to Jackie Barrett
Amityville – The Last Testament ( AE TV )
America’s Psychic Challenge (Lifetime TV)
E! Entertainment Television
WE TV’s Secret Lives of Women
Damien Echols- art Committee
 Named Honorary Ambassador of Singapore
New York Times
New York Post
New York Daily News
The New Yorker Magazine
Broadway.com with Broadway Credits attributed
Blender Magazine
A&E, Perfectly Strange
Sirius Satellite Radio
AM New York
Fangoria Magazine
Fangoria TV
Television Of Spain
WB News – Gold 33 Las Vegas
Fuji Television Network- Wake-Up TV
Virgin Mega Store Book Signing – The House That Kay Built
Tower Records Book Signing – The House That Kay Built
ArtForum Magazine
Paranormal Crossroads Magazine

Fangoria TV- Ghost Stories EVP
Greenline Newspaper
X- Zone Radio
Beyond Investigation Magazine & Radio/ Documentary DVD
Creepycast Podcast
Magick Mind Radio
Create Magazine
National Journal
Long Beach Press Telegram
Metro Newspaper

Travel Channel Hidden City- Crime Novelist Marcus Sakey Show Hidden City had Jackie Barrett as occult expert on the show regarding the Son Of Sam
Multi-State radio tour with John Burke

Haunting Of The Gemini-  a first person account of  Jackie Barrett’s  connection to New York Zodiac killer Eddie Seda and one of his victims, due out 2013 published by Berkley world rights.


New York Times Gives Hollow a Rave Review

Ichabod Crane Flees from the Headless Horseman in Hollo

Ichabod Crane Flees from the Headless Horseman in Hollow








Fans of ghost stories know the gloom conjured by Washington Irving’s “Legend of Sleepy Hollow”: It’s the aura of the woods at night, where a Hessian soldier’s ghost is said to ride, seeking his head, severed by a Continental Army cannonball. Although that shadowy atmosphere fills the stage for “Hollow,” a musical adaptation of Irving’s 1820 tale, this show also explores another darkness: that of the human heart.

Written by Brenda Bell (script and lyrics) and Michael Sgouros (score), “Hollow,” first staged in a slightly different version last year, appeals to an older crowd than their previous musicals. Several spooky sequences — one unfolds in almost total darkness — will probably prove too unnerving for children under 8 or 9. But those old enough to miss telling scary campfire stories will find pleasant chills here, and something to think about, too.

In “Hollow,” presented by Be Bold! Productions, almost everyone has an ulterior motive. The gangly schoolmaster Ichabod Crane, appealingly played by Timothy Ryan Bartlett is more interested in Katrina Van Tassel’s future inheritance than in her affections. And Katrina (Maggie Cummings), who Irving mildly suggests may be playing a game, emerges here as a full-fledged schemer, encouraging Ichabod to inflame the ardor of Brom Bones (John Michael Chappell), who’s reluctant to abandon his boisterous bachelorhood. The only true romantic among the main characters may be Hans Van Ripper (Jonathan Rion Bethea), Ichabod’s landlord, who hides his sentimental side under a gruff, cynical exterior.

Ms. Bell has imaginatively fleshed out these figures, creating distinctive voices. (Irving gave them almost no dialogue.) And Mr. Sgouros, a percussion specialist, has had fun with the story’s possibilities, adding the solemnity of a cello and conjuring eerie noises by applying a violin bow to a vibraphone’s side. One of the best numbers, “Not in Love Song,” flows like a tender ballad but offers lyrics that are far from sweet, allowing characters to explain their coldness. (Some of it has to do with previous hurts.)

“Hollow,” however, isn’t unduly somber. Ms. Bell, who also directed, has included wry humor, and at least one person softens considerably during its 75 minutes. But it still illustrates one of Hans’s observations: “The horrors in your heart and mind are more dangerous than any ghost.”

(Saturdays at 5 p.m., through Nov. 16, at the Players Theater, 115 Macdougal Street, at Minetta Lane, Greenwich Village, 212-352-3101, hollowthemusical.com; $35 to $50.) LAUREL GRAEBER