The talents of multi-award-winning musician Barry Manilow, award-winning lyricist/bookwriter Bruce Sussman, and Tony-nominated director/choreographer Warren Carlyle join in perfect harmony in this new Broadway musical. Plus, see a cast including Sierra Boggess (The Phantom of the Opera), Julie Benko (Funny Girl), Chip Zien (Into the Woods), and more. Get Harmony tickets on TodayTix.
Hear the music play at a Broadway phenomenon a century in the making. Back in the 1920s, the German-Jewish choral group the Comedian Harmonists made stars out of its six young members, whose onstage antics and flawless harmonies wowed audiences worldwide. And then came World War II.
Harmony is a musical comedy, but also an emotional drama about a group of friends surviving a harrowing era of history. Now, two modern-day music stars finally share this story with Broadway audiences 25 years after the show’s world premiere. Manilow and Sussman find humor and heart amid darkness, and the rousing songs and high-stepping choreography have already made Harmony a hit. See why The New York Times named it a Critic’s Pick and New York Theatre Guide raved, “Harmony hits all the right notes.”
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2h 30m (incl. 15m intermission)
November 8th, 2023
12+. No children under 4 permitted in the theatre.
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By: Bruce Sussman
Songs by: Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman
Director: Warren Carlyle
Choreography: Warren Carlyle Cast list: Chip Zien (as Rabbi), Julie Benko (as Ruth), Sierra Boggess (as Mary), Sean Bell (as Bobby), Danny Kornfeld (as Young Rabbi), Zal Owen (as Harry), Eric Peters (as Erich), Blake Roman (as Chopin), Steven Telsey (as Lesh)
Design: Beowulf Boritt
Costumes: Linda Cho and Ricky Lurie
Lighting: Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer
Sound: Dan Moses Schreier
Other info: Media design by batwin + robin productions, wig and hair design by Tom Watson, music direction by John O’Neill, music coordination by Michael Aarons, orchestrations by Doug Walter
4 wheelchair spaces
The Harmony musical is based on a true story. The Comedian Harmonists were a six-piece German musical group that reached its peak in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The members were Harry Frommermann, Asparuh "Lesh" Leschnikoff, Erich Collin, Roman “Chopin” Cycowski, Robert “Bobby” Biberti, and Erwin “Rabbi” Bootz. They were known for raucous onstage antics, blending their voices seamlessly together in complex arrangements, and singing in a wide range of genres, from old folk music to popular music of the time.
Soon after their heyday, however, the Harmonists became the subject of a different kind of national attention in Germany. The group's inclusion of Jewish members brought them scrutiny as the Nazis rose to power.
Harmony composer Manilow has a music career spanning 70 years, and he is one of the bestselling musical artists of all time with a Tony, Grammy, and two Emmy Awards to his name. He and Bruce Sussman, who won a Drama Desk Award for his Harmony book, have collaborated extensively, writing music for many singers, movies, TV shows, and musicals.
Harmony premiered at San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse in 1997 and went on to a 2003 pre-Broadway run at Philadelphia's Forrest Theatre. A planned Broadway transfer never happened, but the musical resurfaced in 2013 at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre. Nearly 10 years later, in 2022, the premiere of Harmony in New York took place at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.
Learn the little-known true story of the Comedian Harmonists, a globally successful music group whose rise to fame collided headfirst with the rise of Nazi Germany. Barry Manilow composed the songs for the musical, finally on Broadway more than 25 years after its world premiere.
Harmony: A New Musical on Broadway is at the Barrymore Theatre, which is located in New York, NY, United States, 10036.
Harmony: A New Musical on Broadway runs for 2h 30m (incl. 15m intermission).
12+. No children under 4 permitted in the theatre.
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The songs in Harmony feature music by Barry Manilow and lyrics by Bruce Sussman. The show isn't a Manilow jukebox musical, though — it features an entirely original score with songs like "Harmony," "Every Single Day," and "Stars in the Night."
Bruce Sussman wrote the book and lyrics for the show alongside composer Barry Manilow. The pair are longtime writing partners who have written more than 200 songs for Manilow and other musicians, TV shows, and musicals like Harmony and The Madwoman of Central Park West.
Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs Harmony on Broadway. Working mainly as a choreographer, he is best known for his work on recent revivals of The Music Man, Kiss Me, Kate, and Hello, Dolly!
Harmony is recommended for ages 12 and up. The musical includes some innuendos and discussions of upsetting themes, including anti-Semitism and the Holocaust.
Harmony's 2022 Off-Broadway premiere received critical acclaim, and much of the cast from that production — including Broadway favorites and newcomers alike —returns. Their performances, Barry Manilow's songs, and a heartfelt yet humorous story all blend in perfect harmony at this show.
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