Harmony: A New Musical on Broadway Tickets
Harmony: A New Musical on Broadway Information
More than 25 years after its world premiere, Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's musical Harmony had a Drama Desk Award-winning Off-Broadway premiere — and now, the music is coming to Broadway. Get Harmony tickets on New York Theatre Guide now.
The Harmony musical is about the Comedian Harmonists, a globally successful German musical group that experienced its heyday in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The six-man ensemble was renowned for perfoming complex arrangements of classic folk tunes, popular music of the era, and all types of music in between.
Though their harmonies were smooth, their careers were not — the Harmonists' inclusion of Jewish members brought them trouble when the Nazis came to power. Harmony on Broadway relates this true story, based in part on The Comedian Harmonist Archive, curated by the late Dr. Peter Czada.
Harmony first premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego in 1997. It went on to play the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia in 2003 — originally intended as a pre-Broadway tryout — and the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta in 2013. Though it did not end up playing Broadway, it finally bowed in New York with the Drama Desk Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (acclaimed for its 2019 production of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish) in 2022.
The NYTF's production went up at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. The production won Sussman the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical and earned eight Outer Critics Circle Award nominations and two Lucille Lortel Award nominations.
Harmony is the latest of many Broadway collaborations between Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman. The Grammy, Tony, and Emmy-winning musician and acclaimed writer presented multiple Manilow Broadway concerts and wrote music for the comedy The Madwoman of Central Park.
Tickets to Harmony in New York are on sale now. Get Harmony tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
Cast and creative
By: Bruce Sussman
Songs by: Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman
Director: Warren Carlyle
Choreography: Warren Carlyle Cast list: Chip Zien (as Rabbi), Julie Benko (as Ruth), Sierra Boggess (as Mary), Sean Bell (as Bobby), Danny Kornfeld (as Young Rabbi), Zal Owen (as Harry), Eric Peters (as Erich), Blake Roman (as Chopin), Steven Telsey (as Lesh)
Design: Beowulf Boritt
Costumes: Linda Cho and Ricky Lurie
Lighting: Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer
Sound: Dan Moses Schreier
Other info: Media design by batwin + robin productions, wig and hair design by Tom Watson, music direction by John O’Neill, music coordination by Michael Aarons, orchestrations by Doug Walter
Latest Harmony: A New Musical on Broadway News & Features
The musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, based on the story of a real-life musical group, begins performances at the Barrymore Theatre in October.
Boggess reprises her Off-Broadway role, and Benko is known for her breakout role as the alternate Fanny Brice in the current Broadway revival of Funny Girl.
Six cast members from the new musical's Off-Broadway premiere in 2022 will reprise those roles on Broadway beginning October 18 at the Barrymore Theatre.
The musical, which premiered off Broadway last spring at the Edmond J. Safra Hall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, will play the Barrymore Theatre in October.