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. The album is produced by Barry Manilow, with Lawrence Manchester serving as co-producer.
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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. A New York Times Critic’s Pick, the musical received a 2022 Drama Desk Award nomination for “Outstanding Musical” and an award for “Outstanding Book of a Musical” and the Off-Broadway Alliance’s “Best New Musical” for 2022. It also received eight 2022-2023 Outer Critics Circle Award nominations including “Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical” and two 2022 Lucille Lortel Award nominations including “Outstanding Musical.” Harmony comes to Broadway following a sold-out award-winning run last spring at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (Artistic Director, Zalmen Mlotek and Executive Director, Dominick Balletta). Ken Davenport, Sandi Moran, and Garry Kief are producers of the show joined by Hunter Arnold, Marco Santarelli, Scott Abrams, Jonathan & Rae Corr, Adam Riemer, Tom & Michael D’Angora, Nick Padgett, Neil Gooding Productions, Steve Kyriakis & Matt Donaldson, Matthew Rosenthal, Koenigsberg Federman Riley, Patty Baker, Michael B Cox, Susan DuBow, Paul Gavriani, R.K. Greene, Mark Jacobs, Michelle Kaplan, Willette and Manny Klausner, Sara Miller McCune, James L. Nederlander, Michael Patrick, PickleStar Cohen, Harvey & Sandy Platt, WitzEnd Productions, Harold Matzner, Addiss Keena/Amuse, Inc., Burba Hayes LLC/Hunter Johnson, Larry Starr/Viva Diva USA INC/Jon & Ron Yonover. Harmony is produced in association with Wilfried Rimensberger and STILETTO Entertainment.
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 200 records over the past 23 years, featuring some of the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s brightest stars. Founded by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch, Ghostlight has won Grammy Awards for The Band’s Visit, The Book of Mormon, In the Heights, and Beautiful –The Carole King Musical. Ghostlight has also released solo albums from Patti LuPone, Kelli O’Hara, Sutton Foster, Billy Porter, and more. The label continues to support the new generation of musical theater composers and has developed extensive relationships with Jason Robert Brown, Michael John LaChiusa, and David Yazbek, as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pasek & Paul, Tom Kitt, Joe Iconis, and Shaina Taub. Ghostlight Records is part of the Arts Music division at Warner Music Group. GhostlightRecords.com