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Cast Recordings & Albums Harmony Releases 2nd Single; Date Set for Release of Broadway Cast Recording

The Barry Manilow-Bruce Sussman musical will begin previews October 18 at the Barrymore Theatre.

Steven Telsey, Sean Bell, Blake Roman, Danny Kornfeld, and Zal Owen in the Off-Broadway production of Harmony Julieta Cervantes

Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's musical Harmony, set to begin performances on Broadway October 18 ahead of a November 13 opening night, has released another song from its upcoming Broadway cast album. 

Get a sneak peek of the new musical by listening to "Every Single Day," performed by Danny Kornfeld, on any streaming platform. Ghostlight Records will release the full digital cast recording of the Broadway production August 31.

Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle (The Music Man, Hello Dolly!) will direct and choreograph the musical, which played an acclaimed Off-Broadway engagement at National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene last year. The cast will also feature Chip Zien, Sean Bell, Zal Owen, Eric Peters, Blake RomanSteven Telsey, Sierra Boggess, and Julie Benko.

The musical—featuring music by Manilow and lyrics and a book by Sussman—tells the true story 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. The work is partially based on The Comedian Harmonist Archive, as curated by the late Dr. Peter Czada.

The upcoming production will also have scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Linda Cho and Ricky Lurie, lighting design by Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier, media design by batwin + robin productions, hair and wig design by Tom Watson, casting by Jamibeth Margolis, associate direction and choreography by Sara Edwards, music direction by John O’Neill, music coordination by Michael Aarons, orchestrations by Doug Walter, and production stage management by Scott Taylor Rollison.

The musical has had a long road to Broadway. A world premiere staging played California's La Jolla Playhouse in 1997, then directed by David Warren. A pre-Broadway tryout was announced for Philadelphia's Forrest Theatre in 2003, only to be canceled due to financial woes. The musical reemerged in a 2013 co-production at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre and Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group, with Tony Speciale directing. The California run won the LA Drama Critics Circle Award. The Broadway bow is a transfer of the musical's 2022 Off-Broadway run at National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, which Carlyle also directed and choreographed. The Off-Broadway staging was critically acclaimed. It was nominated for Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Lucille Lortel Awards. It won the Best New Musical Award from the Off-Broadway Alliance.

Manilow recorded songs from the score for his 2004 album Scores: Songs From Copacabana and Harmony.

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