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Chip Zien to Lead Barry Manilow’s Harmony on Broadway

The historical musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman will open on Broadway this fall.

Chip Zien will reprise his performance as Rabbi in Harmony on Broadway.
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Producers Ken Davenport, Sandi Moran, and Garry Kief announced today that Chip Zien will star as Rabbi in Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman’s upcoming Broadway musical Harmony. Directed and choreographed by Tony winner Warren Carlyle, the production will begin performances at the Barrymore Theatre on October 18 ahead of a November 13 opening.

Zien originated the role off-Broadway at National Yiddish Theatre/Folksbiene last year, earning 2022 Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Musical. He is best known for originating the role of the Baker in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods, and has over a dozen other Broadway credits, including Falsettos, The Big Knife, and the 2021 revival of Caroline, or Change. 

Harmony is the story of a little-known German performance group, the Comedian Harmonists, and their rise to become one of Europe’s most successful bands, and their fall at the hands of the Nazis in the World War II era.

Leading the company will be Sean Bell, Danny Kornfeld, Zal Owen, Eric Peters, Blake Roman, and Steven Telsey as the sextet of Harmonists, reprising roles they originated off-Broadway.

Further casting and additional news about Harmony will be announced in the coming weeks.

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