Barry Manilow’s Musical, ‘Harmony’, to be Staged in NY
Harmony, a musical written by iconic singer-songwriter Barry Manilow with his longtime collaborator Bruce Sussman, will be opening in New York in March 2022.
According to a report by Playbill, beginning March 23, the show will be presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) in the newly renovated Edmond J. Safra Hall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. The show will open officially on April 13 and run until May 8. It will be directed and choreographed by Tony winner Warren Carlyle.
Previously, Harmony was part of NYTF’s 2019-2020 season of “Spiritual Resistance,” which features artistic and theatrical works that explore themes of struggle against oppression.
The show will be led by Chip Zien (who originated the role of the Baker in Sondheim’s Into the Woods) and Sierra Bogess (The Little Mermaid, The Phantom of the Opera).
Based on a true story, Harmony centers on the journey of the Comedian Harmonists, an ensemble of six young men in 1920s Germany “who took the world by storm with their blend of sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics, until their inclusion of Jewish singers put them on a collision course with history.”
Harmony is produced in association with Ken Davenport. Garry C. Kief is serving as producer along with Amuse Inc., Susan Dubow, and Neil Gooding Productions and in association with Wilfried Rimensberger of Stiletto Entertainment.
Barry Manilow is an award-winning singer and songwriter known for such hits as “Could It Be Magic”, “Mandy”, “I Write the Songs”, “Can’t Smile Without You” and “Copacabana (At the Copa)”.