HARMONY Will Come to Broadway in October


The cast of Harmony | Photo: Julieta Cervantes

Jordanna Brody
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April 28, 2023 10:05 AM

After a sold-out run Off-Broadway, Harmony is coming to Broadway later this year! Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle, will have its highly anticipated Broadway premiere this fall, following a sold-out award-winning run last spring at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.

The production will play Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre with previews starting Wednesday, October 18, ahead of a Monday, November 13 official opening night.

Collaborators Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman said, “Broadway is where we always dreamed we would be. Dreams really do come true!” Warren Carlyle added, “I’m so thrilled that we are bringing the amazing, true story of Harmony to Broadway. It’s a great honor and privilege to both direct and choreograph such an important story.”

Harmony features an original new score by legendary Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Barry Manilow with lyrics and book by Drama Desk Award Winner, Bruce Sussman.

Based on the 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.

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, this timely and captivating rags-to-riches story lost to history comes to dazzling life with a sensational cast of Broadway favorites. Harmony is based in part on The Comedian Harmonist Archive as curated by the late Dr. Peter Czada.

The musical received a 2022 Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Musical and an award for Outstanding Best 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 2022-2023 Lucille Lortel Award nominations including Outstanding Musical.

Casting and other news about Harmony will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information, visit www.harmonyanewmusical.com.

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Jordanna Brody

Originally from South Florida, Jordanna Brody graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Theatre Education and Performance in 2019. Her experience teaching, performing, directing, and working behind the scenes informs her perspective on theatre in every way. She is passionate about uplifting marginalized voices and innovative theatrical experiences.

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