Barry Manilow’s Musical Harmony Finally Bound for Broadway

Barry Manilow is thrilled that his co-written musical “Harmony” is finally heading to Broadway after over 20 years in the works. The musical tells the true story of a popular German singing group, the Comedian Harmonists, who were disbanded by rising Nazism in the 1930s. Despite the timely themes of anti-Semitism, the co-writers emphasize that the musical is a funny show with music and laughter.

Barry Manilow’s musical “Harmony” about the true story of a popular German singing group, the Comedian Harmonists, from the 20s and 30s, is finally headed to Broadway after more than 20 years in the works.

Barry Manilow’s passion project, the musical “Harmony,” is finally coming to Broadway. Co-written with Bruce Sussman over 25 years ago, the show is based on the true story of the Comedian Harmonists, a popular German singing group that was disbanded by the rise of Nazism in the 20s and 30s. Despite productions in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and San Diego over the years, it is only now that “Harmony” has found its cohesiveness, funding, and a perfect time to resonate.

The 79-year-old “Copacabana” singer expressed his excitement exclusively to Page Six as they head towards the show’s premiere in the Ethel Barrymore Theater in October. “It’s really happening!” he exclaimed. Manilow explained that the production held on to the show because he and Sussman believed that it was a story that needed to be told. “Harmony” is a humorous musical filled with music and laughs, but also holds significant themes of anti-Semitism, which unfortunately are still topical today.

Sussman revealed that there were lines about anti-Semitism in the show’s downtown run, which elicited audible responses from the audience. “Those lines had been there for years, so it’s resonating more than ever,” he shared. The timing of the musical is perfect, not only because of the themes but because it speaks to a growing audience seeking to fill the Renaissance of the musical industry that came to a halt during the pandemic.

In conclusion, after over two decades, Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman are thrilled to bring “Harmony” to Broadway at the perfect opportunity. A gripping story interlaced with humor and music will have audiences tapping their feet and wanting more. By sharing the story of the Comedian Harmonists, they aim to bring a message of hope and unity amidst adversity to a generation seeking solutions to the ills of the world. Getting tickets to “Harmony” will undoubtedly be a highlight of anyone’s year.

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