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Harmony Stars to Join Barry Manilow Onstage at Radio City Music Hall

Manilow’s Broadway-bound Comedian Harmonists will be guest performers in his series of concerts.

Steven Telsey, Sean Bell, Blake Roman, Danny Kornfeld, and Zal Owen in the off-Broadway premiere of Harmony
(© Julieta Cervantes)

The six actors set to come to Broadway this fall as the “Comedian Harmonists” in Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman’s musical Harmony will join Manilow onstage at Radio City Music Hall for his five concerts running May 31-June 4. Alongside Manilow, his band, and a 50-piece orchestra, Sean Bell, Danny Kornfeld, Zal Owen, Eric Peters, Blake Roman, and Steven Telsey will perform two songs from Manilow and Sussman’s original score.

Harmony will mark the Broadway debuts of all six actors. Previews are scheduled to begin at the Barrymore Theatre on October 18 ahead of a November 13 opening. The show comes to Broadway following a sold-out run last spring at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, Harmony tells the true story 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.