Ghostlight Records has announced that it will release a cast recording of the upcoming Broadway production of Harmony – the new musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman – for release this fall. The first single, the show’s title track “Harmony,” is available today, Friday, July 28. The show is produced by Ken Davenport, Sandi Moran, and Garry Kief, with the principal cast will featuring Chip Zien as “Rabbi,” Sierra Boggess as “Mary,” Julie Benko as “Ruth,” Allison Semmes as “Josephine Baker,” and the Harmonists: Sean Bell, Danny Kornfeld, Zal Owen, Eric Peters, Blake Roman, and Steven Telsey. The production will play Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) with previews starting Wednesday, October 18, ahead of an official opening night on Monday, November 13. To hear the title song, please visit: https://ghostlightrecords.lnk.to/vX2x0EPR
Harmony features an original new score with music by legendary Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award® winner Barry Manilow, with book and lyrics by Drama Desk Award winner Bruce Sussman. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle (The Music Man; Hello, Dolly!), this timely and captivating rags-to-riches story lost to history comes to dazzling life with a sensational cast of Broadway favorites.
Based on an unbelievable true story, Harmony tells the tale of the most successful entertainers you’ve never heard of. . . until now. In the 1920s and ‘30s, The Comedian Harmonists sold millions of records, made dozens of films, and sold-out the biggest theaters around the world. Their heavenly harmonies and musical comedy antics catapulted these six talented young men from singing in the subway tunnels of Berlin to international superstardom. What happened next is the story of Harmony.
Harmony is based in part on The Comedian Harmonist Archive, as curated by the late Dr. Peter Czada.
Sarah Paulson returns to Broadway for the first time since 2010. The actor will star in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ drama Appropriate, which begins previews on November 28th ahead of an official opening night of December 18th at the Hayes Theater as part of Second Stage’s previously announced 45th anniversary season.
Isabelle McCalla has been announced to take over the role of Maizy in the Tony Award-nominated musical Shucked. McCalla will join the production on September 8th, replacing the role’s originator, Caroline Innerbichler, who will play her final performance at the Nederlander Theatre on September 3rd.
Patrick Page will perform All The Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented The Villain for a 14-week limited run at DR2 Theatre. Directed by Simon Godwin, the show will will begin September 29 ahead of an October 16 opening.
Michael Shannon & Paul Sparks are Waiting For Godot & More Set for TFANA 2023-24 Season.
Ahead of the Broadway Opening of Lempicka The Longacre Theatre Is Showcasing Art Work By Tamara de Lempicka
The Longacre Theatre (220 W 48th St.), soon-to-be home of the sweeping new musical, Lempicka, is showcasing a curated selection of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka’s most famous works. Eschewing traditional theatrical front-of-house advertising, the Longacre’s façade now boasts prints, creating a museum-quality exhibition right in the heart of Times Square. The musical opens on Broadway on April 14, 2024 at the same venue.
The Longacre’s outdoor exhibition includes works of Self Portrait (Tamara in a Green Bugatti) (1929), Young Girl in Green (1927), Nu Adossé I (1925), The Red Tunic (1927), The Blue Scarf (1930), The Green Turban (1930), Portrait of Marjorie Ferry (1932), Portrait of Ira P. (1930), Portrait of Romana de la Salle (1928), and Adam and Eve (1932).
Starring Eden Espinosa and directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, Lempicka features book, lyrics, and original concept by Carson Kreitzer, book and music by Matt Gould, and choreography by Raja Feather Kelly.
Spanning decades of political and personal turmoil and told through a thrilling, pop-infused score, Lempicka boldly explores the contradictions of a world in crisis, a woman ahead of her era, and an artist whose time has finally come.
Young Girl in Green painted by Tamara de Lempicka (1927). Oil on plywood.