Hey there all my pretty peeps…

It’s me, Vikki, The Prettiest One!

Not only is today “T minus 3 days” until the big holiday weekend…but it’s also WAREHOUSE WEDNESDAY!

So, before you totally check out for the week and prepare to go to the lake, the beach, the mountains, or your own backyard BBQ, take a minute to CHECK OUT this special deal…

As you know, I am the FIRST ONE to know everything around here.

So, the other day I noticed this big truck pulling up to the warehouse loading dock…

Because I am The Prettiest One and THE QUEEN BEE, I had to find out what was being delivered.

Was it copies of Barry’s new album? Already?
Was it the new red Corvette that I dreamed about the other night?
Did one of you send me a truck load of chocolate chip cookies?

Sadly, none of the above…

When Barry was in the UK….I asked them to make some extra gifts and goodies that we could bring back stateside. So…great news! Your ship has sailed! (Or should that be docked? Whatever.)
Anyway…the ship of goodies is now in LA.

And did they ever deliver some goodies!
All so good that I can’t pick just one to discount just for you…but I have to.
That’s the WAREHOUSE WEDNESDAY rule.

So…one, two, three…rock, paper, scissors…
It’s the “2014 UK Tour T-Shirt.” And you can get it NOW for a 50% discount!

Check the discounted 2014 UK Tour Shirt right here: http://bit.ly/1tc5OH4

Because I had such a hard decision this week, I asked the “people upstairs” if I could offer you FREE SHIPPING on all of the goodies listed below for the next two days.
Because I am so pretty and charming…they said YES!
Enjoy FREE SHIPPING on the following items:

Manilow Crest 3/4 Henley Shirt: http://bit.ly/1tBd2TJ
Manilow Crest Keychain: http://bit.ly/1ld8Ach
Manilow Crest Knit Soccer Scarf: http://bit.ly/1taEGIz
Manilow Crest Patch: http://bit.ly/VQ2FOx
Manilow Crest Puff Jacket: http://bit.ly/1ld8Qbq
Manilow Crest Soccer Jersey: http://bit.ly/1nA06Yr
Manilow Crest Track Jacket: http://bit.ly/1C0szAn
Men's Striped Crest Polo: http://bit.ly/1sydrUg
Women's Striped Crest Polo: http://bit.ly/YWLdKa
2014 UK Tour Shirt: http://bit.ly/1tc5OH4
Photo Mug: http://bit.ly/1q35qIn

Give me a call at 310.957.5788 before you hit the road….Have a wonderful weekend friends!

XO,

Vikki
The Prettiest One
PS. Suzanne Somers, just in case you're reading this, it would be great if you and Al and the Hamel/Somers clan accepted my Ice Bucket Challenge!
Thanks for all the IBCs. Already sent in a donation last week. Let's stop ALS!
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Someone found a new hat!
Hey UK! COPACABANA The Musical is headed your way!

Press Release – for immediate release:

Dancing Fool Theatrical Ltd in association with Harlow Playhouse presents...

Barry Manilow’s COPACABANA The Hit Musical

TOURING THE UK IN A BRAND NEW PRODUCTION

STARRING JON LEE as ‘TONY STARR’

AND RICHARD GRIEVE as ‘SAM SILVER’

Barry Manilow’s hit musical, Copacabana, will return to the UK and tour in a new production starting in October. The musical, written by Manilow and his longtime collaborators Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman, has not been seen in the UK for ten years and will be opening at Harlow Playhouse on Thursday 2 October 2014 (press night Friday 3 October at 7.30pm). Packed with original songs, dazzling costumes and dynamic choreography, this new production will reimagine the original stage version of Copacabana, which was first performed in the US in 1991 and has never before been seen in the UK.

Featuring Manilow hits including Dancin’ Fool, Who Needs to Dream, Welcome to Havana and of course, the Grammy Award-winning Copacabana (At The Copa), this production will have audience members dancing in the aisles. Critics and audience members agree that Copacabana “explodes with memorable songs and dances.”

The story of Copacabana has captivated millions of spectators around the globe. This tale of romance and stardom features aspiring songwriter Tony working as a pianist in a bar when he meets the gorgeous Lola, who is determined to make it in showbiz. Quickly falling for Lola, Tony does everything he can to assist her attempts to find stardom. At Manhattan's Copacabana Lounge both start to find fame, before fate steps in and Lola is swept away to Havana to work in a splashy night club. But Lola's new mentor and boss Rico may demand a price for putting her name in lights.

Barry Manilow said today: “I’m honored that Copacabana will return to the UK Stage and send my wishes for success to Jon, Richard, and the entire company.”

Jon Lee will star as ‘Tony Starr’ and Richard Grieve will star as ‘Sam Silver.’ This production introduces Jennifer Harding as the iconic ‘Lola.’

ABOUT:

Jon Lee (Tony) is best known as a member of pop sensation S Club 7, who for five years dominated the pop world with No 1 hits all over the world including four in the UK. As well as international record sales of well over 13 million, the band had their own television show which ran for four seasons and was shown in 110 countries, and won countless awards including two Brit Awards. Jon’s many theatre credits include Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys (Prince Edward Theatre), Aladdin in Aladdin (Mayflower, Southampton), Marius in Les Misérables (Palace/Queen's Theatre) and Love Shack (UK tour). Jon also appeared in the Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert at The O2.

Richard Grieve (Rico) is best known to television audiences for various roles, most notably as Sam Kratz in Neighbours, Dr. Lachlan Frazer in Home & Away, and most recently as Jonny Foster in Emmerdale. Richard recently appeared on stage in the lead role of Bernadatte in the UK Tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Other recent credits include Mitzi/Tick in Priscilla Queen of The Desert (Palace Theatre), Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music (Dubai), An Ideal Husband (English Theatre, Frankfurt), A Daughter’s A Daughter with Jenny Seagrove (Theatre Royal Windsor) and Footloose (UK Tour).

Canadian born Jennifer Harding (Lola) is a graduate of George Brown Theatre College, Toronto, and RADA. As a vocalist she has worked with artists including Debbie Gibson, rock group Toto and guitarist Jeff Healey. Theatre credits include Songs from the Playground (Union Theatre) and Boogie Wonderland (Qdos).

Copacabana is based on the song of the same title, which was released in 1978 and earned Barry Manilow a Grammy Award. In 1985, Manilow and his collaborators Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman expanded the song into a full length, made-for-television musical starring Manilow, writing many additional songs and expanding the plot. The film version was then further expanded into a full-length stage musical that ran at the West End’s Prince of Wales Theatre for two years prior to a lengthy UK Tour. Over 200 productions of the show have since been mounted worldwide.

Copacabana has Music by Barry Manilow, Lyrics by Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman and Book by Barry Manilow, Jack Feldman and Bruce Sussman. It is Directed by Thom Southerland (Titanic, Southwark Playhouse) with Choreography by Tim Jackson (Merrily We Roll Along, Menier Chocolate Factory/West End), Musical Direction by Lee Freeman, Musical Supervision by Andy Rumble, Lighting Design by Tom Boucher and Wig Design by Sam Cox. It is produced by Antony Stuart-Hicks and Paul Leno for Dancing Fool Theatrical Ltd in association with Harlow Playhouse.

Further casting and dates to be announced.

TOUR SCHEDULE

THURSDAY 2 – SATURDAY 4 OCTOBER 2014
HARLOW PLAYHOUSE
Press Night: Friday 3 October, 7.30pm
Box Office 01279 431945 | www.playhouseharlow.com

MONDAY 6 –SATURDAY 11 OCTOBER 2014
SOUTHSEA KINGS THEATRE
Box Office 0239 282 8282 | www.kings-southsea.com

WEDNESDAY 15 – SATURDAY 18 OCTOBER
BUXTON OPERA HOUSE
Box Office 0845 127 2190 | www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

TUESDAY 21 – FRIDAY 24 OCTOBER 2014
JERSEY OPERA HOUSE
Box Office 01534 511115 | www.jerseyoperahouse.co.uk

MONDAY 27 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2014
BOURNEMOUTH PAVILION THEATRE
Box Office 0844 576 3000 | www.bournemouthpavilion.co.uk

MONDAY 3 – FRIDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2014
NEWCASTLE MILL VOLVO
Box Office 0191 243 1171 | www.millvolvotynetheatre.co.uk

MONDAY 10 - SATURDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2014
BLACKPOOL GRAND THEATRE
Box Office 01253 290190 | www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk

MONDAY 17 – SATURDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2014
BILLINGHAM FORUM THEATRE
Box Office 01642 520240 | www.forumtheatrebillingham.co.uk

Further dates to be announced
THROWBACK THURSDAY!

Barry with Whitney Houston at the Arista Records fifteenth anniversary bash!
Hey y’all! (which makes no sense since I’m from Boston)

Anyway….it’s me…Vikki…you know….(The Prettiest One)…

And TODAY is HUMP DAY (whatever that means)….PLUS it’s WAREHOUSE WEDNESDAY!

That means this pretty one got off her hump (sp?) and trekked to the warehouse to find something special for you…yeah YOU…at a RIDICULOUS, AMAZING, ROCK BOTTOM LOWWWWWWW price!

Now I knew exactly what I wanted to choose. Kinda like when you were a kid at the doctor’s office and saw the lollipop jar on the receptionist’s counter…and you knew exactly what color lollipop you were going to grab after your check-up. Red was always my first choice.

And, my first choice for this week’s item is the FIRST TELEVISION SPECIALS box set.

Why?

Because it’s one of my favorites and I want it to be one of yours too!

Here is why I love it almost more than getting a red lollipop at the doctor’s office…

It’s FIVE DVDs…F-I-V-E of Barry’s FIRST TELEVISION SPECIALS including:

THE FIRST BARRY MANILOW SPECIAL
THE SECOND BARRY MANILOW SPECIAL
THE THIRD BARRY MANILOW SPECIAL
ONE VOICE
BARRY MANILOW: BIG FUN ON SWING STREET

FIVE specials…FIVE DVDs…and almost SIXTY different performances all in one box set! All for less than twenty bucks ($17.50 to be exact). Talk about Manilow OVERLOAD!

And, YES…that price is CORRECT! I can’t even buy my favorite lip stick for that price (seriously…I can’t).

Remember, this special will only last 48 hours. So, get it while you can. If you already have it…get one for your best friend, the post man, or me (my current copy is totally worn out).

Get it right here: http://bit.ly/1pLHGHA

Or, just call yours truly at 310.957.5788. You know I love to hear your voice!

Love,

Vikki (The Prettiest One)

PS…the bribes are working! Please keep sending them to me with your WAREHOUSE WEDNESDAY suggestions…and lollipops.