The long-awaited premiere of Harmony – A New Musical has finally arrived. Award-winning Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman’s musical is something you must see. The story revolves around the lives of six remarkably talented young men who form a singing group and go on to become international sensations – The Comedian Harmonists. The group becomes one of the biggest icons in the world, until one day they are never heard from again… And the story of Harmony begins.
Broadway previews for Harmony – A New Musical begin on the 18th of October, 2023; opening night is set for the 13th of November. The production will run at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in Midtown Manhattan, New York for 2 hours and 35 minutes, including one intermission. If you wish to witness the production, you must secure your tickets right now. Tickets are selling quickly and you wouldn’t want to risk your chances! Click ‘GET TICKETS’ to make your purchase.
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“It’s time for harmony!” – NY Daily News
“delightful and deeply moving!” – OK Magazine
“Harmony hits all the right notes.” – New York Theatre Guide
Harmony is a stage musical featuring an original score by Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Barry Manilow with lyrics and book by long-time collaborator and Drama Desk Award winner Bruce Sussman. The musical initially premiered in 1997 and only made its Off-Broadway debut in 2022 after a long battle to retrieve their rights to the musical. Now, a long-awaited Broadway transfer has finally been set in stone for 2023.
The musical follows the extraordinary true story of the greatest entertainers the world would ever forget: The Comedian Harmonists. The group includes the boyish waiter Lesh; the sentimental Rabbi; the reluctant med student Erich; the caddish pianist Chopin; the sardonic bass Bobby; and the musical wunderkind Harry, who brings the group together and fights hard to keep them that way. These young men become one of the biggest international sensations of their time. Selling millions of records, starring in major motion pictures, and playing in the biggest theatres in the world. By 1935, they were never heard from again. So, what happened? Find out at this musical.
“engaging and heartfelt” – TimeOut NY
“Warren Carlyle brings [Manilow’s songs] to vivid and vibrant life.” – Talkin Broadway
“Every element of ‘Harmony’ clicks in place like a gorgeous puzzle.” – Variety
The production brings in an all-star creative team in addition to Manilow and Sussman’s powerhouse duo. Warren Carlyle, a Broadway mainstay, is directing and choreographing the production. The creative team also includes scenic design by Beowulf Boritt; costume design by Linda Cho & Ricky Lurie; lighting design by Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer; sound design by Dan Moses Schreier; video design by batwin + robin productions, inc.
Cast: Chip Zien (Falsettos, Into the Woods), Sierra Boggess (The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, The Little Mermaid), Sean Bell (A Bronx Tale: The Musical), Danny Kornfeld (Rent), Zal Owen (The Band’s Visit), Eric Peters (Motown: The Musical), Blake Roman (Newsies), Steven Telsey (The Book of Mormon), Jessie Davidson, Ana Hoffman (Dreamgirls), and Kenny Morris (Hairspray).
Ensemble: Elise Frances Daniells, Zak Edwards, Abby Goldfarb, Eddie Grey, Shayne Kennon, Kolby Kindle, Benjamin H. Moore, Matthew Mucha, Tori Palin, Barrett Riggins, Kayleen Seidl, Andrew O’Shanick, Dan Teixeira, Nancy Ticotin, and Kate Wesler.
A review from New York Theatre who attended the Off-Broadway production said “I don’t know why it’s taken 25 years for “Harmony” to make it to New York. All I can say is I’m glad I’ve gotten to see it, and I’d happily see it again.” The writer added, “under the direction of Broadway pro Warren Carlyle, with the stand-out performance by Chip Zien leading a large talented cast, “Harmony” is a moving story and a crowd-pleasing entertainment that echoes an impressive number of familiar glories. The top of Act II is a samba number “We’re Goin’ Loco” sung with Josephine Baker (Ana Hoffman) that reminded me of Manilow’s hit “Copacabana.” It’s an imagined number from the Broadway musical Ziegfeld Follies of 1934 that the Comedian Harmonists might have performed in had they decided to stay in New York.”
“All of the singers are sensational!” – New York Post
“joyful and, in the end, profoundly moving” – New York Stage Review
“A moving story and a crowd-pleasing entertainment that echoes an impressive number of familiar glories” – New York Theatre
You’ll be graced with a night to remember when you attend a performance of Harmony. Audiences get the opportunity to experience a contemporary flair to the joy, brotherhood, disappointment, disillusionment and guilt experienced by The Comedian Harmonists. The show will also offer insights from the women who loved them. With unforgettable tunes like “How Could I Serve You, Madame?”, “Where You Go?”, “Every Single Day” and “Threnody,” you’ll be sure to be left longing more from this show. At the end of it, you’ll realize that Harmony is a history lesson that also “demonstrates the power of making humanity sing, even in our darkest hours.” (Variety)
Harmony’s Broadway premiere will be held at the renowned Ethel Barrymore Theatre – a venue that’s fitting for such an iconic production. The theatre was built in 1928 and stands tall until today. It was designed by Herbert J. Krapp. Fun fact: The Ethel Barrymore Theatre was the last Broadway venue built prior to the Depression, and it remains one of the few theatres that has retained its name and original owner.
The schedule of the shows is as follows:
October 18–22: Wednesday 8pm, Thursday 8pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm and 8pm, Sunday 3pm
October 24–29: Tuesday 8pm, Wednesday 8pm, Thursday 8pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday @2pm and 8pm, Sunday 3pm
October 30–November 5: Monday 8pm, Wednesday 8pm, Thursday 8pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm and 8pm, Sunday 3pm
November 6–12: Monday 8pm, Wednesday 2pm and 8pm, Thursday 8pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm and 8pm, Sunday 3pm
November 13–19: Monday OPENING, Tuesday 7pm, Wednesday 2pm and 7:30pm, Friday 7pm, Saturday 2pm and 8pm, Sunday 3pm
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