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Tony Yazbeck, Will Blum & More Will Join Chris Dwan in Waste Of Space at Feinstein's/54 Below

Feinstein'S54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chris Dwan in 'Waste of Space' onTuesday, September 6th 2016. With standout performances both on and off Broadway, Chris Dwan Finding Neverland,The Old Boy,Harmony makes his Feinstein's54 Below and New York City solo concert debut. Conceived by Chris Dwan and Will Blum, the concert event is a cerebral exploration of self discovery and the power of the imagination through the eyes of a boy on a journey beyond the cosmos. Will Van Dyke Kinky Boots,Rent music directs with special guests Hannah Corneau Evita,Daddy Long Legs, Harmony and Angela Travino From Here to Eternity,South Pacific. The evening will include a wide range of musical genres including original material by Chris Dwan and Ross Baum and music from Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman'sHarmonyas well as the Off-Broadway musicalPeter amp I, with a highly anticipated performance by Range a cappella Hamilton in 7 minutes,
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Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Barry Manilow's Harmony at Ctg/Ahmanson Theatre!

Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's 'Harmony,' a new musical, opened last night, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre GroupAhmanson Theatre and plays through April 13 Previews began March 4. Directed by Tony Speciale, with music by Manilow and book and lyrics by Sussman, 'Harmony' tells the true story of The Comedian Harmonists, an ensemble of six young men in pre-wwii Germany who rose from unemployed street musicians to become world-famous entertainers, selling millions of records, starring in over a dozen films, and selling out the most prestigious concert halls around the world. Yet while The Comedian Harmonists' sophisticated music, paired with hilarious comedy, made them the brightest of stars, the group's mixture of Jews and non-Jews put them on a collision course with history. 'Harmony' is a co-production with the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta. Below, check out a look back at the opening night festivities, including the red carpet,
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Photo Flash: First Look at Shayne Kennon, Will Blum, Leigh Ann Larkin & More in Barry Manilow's Harmony at Ctg/Ahmanson Theatre

Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's 'Harmony,' a new musical, opens next Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre GroupAhmanson Theatre and plays through April 13 Previews began March 4. Directed by Tony Speciale, with music by Manilow and book and lyrics by Sussman, 'Harmony' tells the true story of The Comedian Harmonists, an ensemble of six young men in pre-wwii Germany who rose from unemployed street musicians to become world-famous entertainers, selling millions of records, starring in over a dozen films, and selling out the most prestigious concert halls around the world. Yet while The Comedian Harmonists' sophisticated music, paired with hilarious comedy, made them the brightest of stars, the group's mixture of Jews and non-Jews put them on a collision course with history. 'Harmony' is a co-production with the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta. Below, check out a first look at the cast in action
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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Harmony, Coming to the Ahmanson

'Harmony', a new musical with music by Barry Manilow Book and lyrics by Bruce Sussman, is being directed by Tony Speciale in a co-production with the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta. The show will begin previews at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre on March 4, 2014, with an opening night slated for March 12. The show will run through April 13. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below
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Review Roundup: Alliance Theatre's Harmony

Barry Manilow and his lyrical partner Bruce Sussman are taking a swing at musicals again with Harmony. The show is based on a documentary that follows a Jewish actor in Berin that recruited five singers, 2 Jewish and 3 non-Jewish, to form a musical group that offered a very different and unprecedented live performance. They combined complex 6 part harmonies, vocal imitation of instruments, and even physical comedy onstage. The Comedian Harmonists, is what they called themselves, became a musical sensation in the late 1920s but coincidentally, their rise to fame coincided with Hitler's rise to power along with his restrictions against the Jewish artists in Germany.
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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barry Manilow & More in Rehearsals for Alliance Theatre's Harmony ? A New Musical; Opens 9/15

Rehearsals began this week in Atlanta, Ga, for the Alliance Theatre's production of Harmony A New Musical with music by Barry Manilow and book amp lyrics by Bruce Sussman. Harmony tells the true story of The Comedian Harmonists, a close harmony ensemble of six young men in 1930s Germany, who took the world by storm until their religious composition a mixture of Jews and Gentiles put them on a collision course with history. Harmony is a co-production with Center Theatre Group. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at rehearsals below
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Nick Cannon, Barry Manilow and Megan Hilty celebrate the Fourth of July

As America celebrates its 237th birthday, some big names intend to help.

Several networks will hold to tradition Thursday, July 4, by offering star-studded Independence Day specials with an emphasis on music.

On PBS (check local listings), Barry Manilow will return to "A Capitol Fourth" as he joins fellow music icon Neil Diamond, former "Smash" co-star Megan Hilty, award-winning composer-conductor John Williams, "American Idol" winners Candice Glover and Scotty McCreery, Darren Criss ("Glee"), "America's Got Talent" alum Jackie Evancho, the National Symphony Orchestra, and host Tom Bergeron on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

"America's Got Talent" also will be represented on NBC, as Nick Cannon -- that contest's host -- presides again over "Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular" in New York, with the musical guests including someone he knows quite well: his wife, recent "American Idol" judge Mariah Carey. Taylor Swift, Cher, Tim McGraw,
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Wayne Alan Wilcox, Tony Yazbeck & Leigh Ann Larkin to Lead Barry Manilow's Harmony at Alliance Theatre in September!

Atlanta's Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and creative team behind its upcoming production, Harmony - A New Musical, with music by Barry Manilow and book amp lyrics by Bruce Sussman. Harmony tells the true story of The Comedian Harmonists, a close harmony ensemble of six young men in 1930s Germany, who took the world by storm until their religious composition - a mixture of Jews and Gentiles - put them on a collision course with history. Harmony is a co-production with Center Theatre Group.
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Fan Pre-Sale For Manilow's Harmony Starts 6/20

Fanilows rejoice Barry Manilow's official Facebook page has just announced that a special week-long pre-sale of a special selection of tickets for a handful of dates of the upcoming Atlanta premiere of Manilow amp Bruce Sussman's musical Harmony will begin Friday, running through June 26 before general public tickets go onsale on July 1 for the entire run of the highly anticipated new musical.
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Barry Manilow mourns 'Smash': 'I more than liked it, I loved it'

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Barry Manilow says that even if he'd been the only person watching "Smash," he was determined to hang with it.

The pop-music icon will spend most of his summer prepping the relaunch of "Harmony," a stage show about a wartime singing group that he and longtime creative partner Bruce Sussman first produced in 1997. An extensively revised version opens at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre in September, and Manilow appreciates the show-mounting struggles the characters on NBC's recently ended Broadway drama "Smash" faced.

"It's been a very tough road for this beautiful show," Manilow tells Zap2it of "Harmony," maintaining it was "never, ever" because of the content. "It was always because of investors and producers, all the people you need to deal with when you're trying to raise $15 million to $18 million and get to New York.

"We just had bad luck. We would sign a contract and they'd keep us (on hold
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Barry's Big Return

Barry's Big Return
New York — It took a little while before Barry Manilow felt comfortable on Broadway.

The Man Who Makes the Whole World Sing is used to far bigger venues than the 1,710-seat St. James Theatre, one of the smaller theaters on the Great White Way.

"It's a totally different feeling from the stage. I'm in their laps; they're in my lap. It's very, very intimate," says Manilow. "This is like going to somebody's house."

Manilow – and his fans dubbed Fanilows – are clearly enjoying his first return to Broadway in nearly 25 years. Though his opening was postponed due to bronchitis, the singer sounded and looked great during a recent quick interview.

The New York City-born icon has had a street corner – at Seventh Ave. and 44th Street – temporarily renamed "Barry Manilow Way" and a caricature unveiled at Sardi's restaurant.

It's a long way from where he began in the neighborhood of Williamsburg in Brookyn,
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Barry Manilow Remembers Dick Clark

Barry Manilow Remembers Dick Clark
Broadcast legend Dick Clark, who passed away Wednesday at the age of 82, got his big break in 1956, hosting "Bob Horn's Bandstand" -- a show that would later be renamed "American Bandstand."

Clark was so at home on the show that he kept the theme song, written by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, as the hold music on his office's telephones long after it went off the air.

"We were all having lunch together and he needed to call his office for something," Sussman remembers. "When he called, they put him on hold, which made him laugh, and then suddenly he turned to me and said, 'Bruce, quick, listen to this.' He handed me the phone and the hold music was 'Bandstand Boogie,' the theme song Barry and I wrote for his show. It was such a sweet and adorable thing to do. That smile on his
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Barry Manilow Remembers Dick Clark

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Barry Manilow Remembers Dick Clark
Broadcast legend Dick Clark, who passed away Wednesday at the age of 82, got his big break in 1956, hosting "Bob Horn's Bandstand" -- a show that would later be renamed "American Bandstand."

Clark was so at home on the show that he kept the theme song, written by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, as the hold music on his office's telephones long after it went off the air.

"We were all having lunch together and he needed to call his office for something," Sussman remembers. "When he called, they put him on hold, which made him laugh, and then suddenly he turned to me and said, 'Bruce, quick, listen to this.' He handed me the phone and the hold music was 'Bandstand Boogie,' the theme song Barry and I wrote for his show. It was such a sweet and adorable thing to do. That smile on his
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Cynopsis Kids 11/11/08

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Ocean Spray will debut its first animated TV special, Cranberry Christmas, on December 8 (7:30p) on ABC Family, as part of the network's 25 Days of Christmas programming stunt. Featuring two new original songs by singer/songwriter Barry Manilow and collaborator Bruce Sussman, the special is based on the 1976 kid's book of the same title, written/illustrated by Wende and Harry Devlin. The recipe for oatmeal cranberry white chocolate chunk cookies, made by in the special by the protagonist Maggie and her grandmother, can be found at http://www.oceanspray.com.

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Manilow Back Home

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Manilow Back Home
Crooner Barry Manilow has left hospital to return to his Palm Springs, California home after blaming chest pains on the "true heartbreak" of his ongoing legal battle. The singer was hospitalized on Saturday with stress-related chest pains and an irregular heartbeat, which he has blamed on spending the prior two days in arbitration over his lawsuit over rights to the musical Harmony. Manilow, who was allowed to return home after doctors determined his heart rate had normalized, and his co-writer Bruce Sussman are attempting to win back the rights from producer Mark Schwartz, who, they contest, caused Harmony to fold last year due to financial mismanagement. The 57-year-old says, "This is the true definition of heartbreak. It literally broke my heart to sit for two days and watch these beautiful people of the creative team testify because of the incompetence (that) brought down our show. My heart was broken, but the doctors put it back together, and I will continue to fight." According to Manilow's publicist Jerry Sharell a decision on the suit is expected by Friday.

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