Amidst the excitement surrounding Harmony, the eagerly awaited Broadway debut, theater enthusiasts find themselves at the edge of their seats, anticipating a grand spectacle. As a delightful surprise for fans who have already experienced the musical during its acclaimed Off-Broadway engagement, the title track from its highly-praised Broadway cast album has been unveiled, leaving audiences enchanted by the mesmerizing melodies.
Harmony, crafted by the legendary Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, brilliantly brings to life the captivating true story of the Comedian Harmonists, a group of six exceptionally talented young men from 1920s Germany. Renowned for their sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics, the Comedian Harmonists took the world by storm. However, their journey to success was not without its challenges, as the inclusion of Jewish singers in the ensemble set them on a collision course with history, making their tale all the more compelling.
Under the masterful direction and choreography of Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle, Harmony will once again grace the Broadway stage on October 18, with the highly anticipated grand opening night scheduled for November 13. The musical has already earned immense praise for its stellar Off-Broadway run at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, ensuring its place as a theatrical gem.
The original cast members, who brought the Comedian Harmonists to life, showcased their extraordinary talents in the Off-Broadway production. Sean Bell (National Tour: A Bronx Tale: The Musical), Danny Kornfeld (National Tour: Rent), Zal Owen (Broadway: The Band’s Visit), Eric Peters (National Tour: Motown: The Musical), Blake Roman (Regional: Newsies), and Steven Telsey (National Tour: The Book of Mormon) wove a tapestry of performances that delighted audiences and earned widespread acclaim. Jessie Davidson (Regional: The Mystery of Edwin Drood) portrayed Ruth, while Ana Hoffman (National Tour: Dreamgirls) brought the legendary Josephine Baker to life with flair. Kenny Morris (Broadway: Hairspray) added his talent as the standby for Zien’s Rabbi.
In Harmony, the ensemble delivered captivating performances, enhancing the narrative with their skill and dedication. The talented performers included Elise Frances Daniells, Zak Edwards, Abby Goldfarb, Eddie Grey, Shayne Kennon, Kolby Kindle, Benjamin H. Moore, Matthew Mucha, Tori Palin, Barrett Riggins, Kayleen Seidl, Andrew O’Shanick, Dan Teixeira, Nancy Ticotin, and Kate Wesler, all of whom contributed to making the production an unforgettable theatrical experience.
As fans eagerly await the Broadway premiere of Harmony, they can relish in the recently released title track, marveling at the magic of Barry Manilow’s music and Bruce Sussman’s heartfelt storytelling. The production promises an extraordinary and transformative experience that will captivate audiences once again, as Harmony takes its rightful place among Broadway’s finest.