Sierra Boggess and Chip Zien will head the cast of the long-awaited New York debut of Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's Harmony.
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene will present the musical beginning March 23 in the newly renovated Edmond J. Safra Hall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Opening night is scheduled for April 13 for a run through May 8. Tony winner Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs.
Boggess will play Mary with Zien as the elder Rabbi. Additional casting will be announced.
The musical 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.
Boggess has been seen on Broadway in School Of Rock, It Shoulda Been You, two separate engagements of The Phantom of the Opera, the revival of Master Class, and in the title role of The Little Mermaid. Zien, most recently seen in Roundabout’s acclaimed revival of Caroline, or Change, created the central role of the Baker in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods and Mendel in William Finn and Lapine’s Falsettos.
Harmony is produced in association with Ken Davenport and Sandi Moran. Garry C. Kief is serving as producer. Additional producers are Amuse Inc., Susan Dubow, Mapleseed Productions, Michelle Kaplan, and Neil Gooding Productions. Miranda Gohh is serving as associate producer. This presentation is being produced in association with Wilfried Rimensberger of Stiletto Entertainment.