Today marks the final concert in singer/songwriter Barry Manilow’s limited Broadway engagement, Manilow on Broadway. A Grammy Award-winning icon whose greatest successes came in the late ’70s and early ’80s, Manilow has maintained a devoted fan base over the decades, and they came out in droves to see the New York native play at the St. James Theatre. Impressively, his popularity has remained strong enough to sustain several weeks of performances.
Though the venue for Manilow on Broadway is a Broadway theater, the show is really a concert, not a theatrical production. But Broadway theaters offer artists like Manilow and their fans a more intimate and classier alternative to New York City’s standard concert venues.
Manilow on Broadway got off to a somewhat bumpy start as the singer had to cancel a few early performances due to illness. But fortunately Barry Manilow quickly recovered and was able to reschedule the missed concerts. The many hit songs featured in the concerts include “I Write the Songs,” “Copacabana (At the Copa),” and of course “Mandy”.
Grammy Award winning songwriter and performer Barry Manilow has had to add performances to his upcoming Broadway run at the St. James Theatre. The limited engagement originally set by the music icon for his show Manilow on Broadway apparently wasn’t enough for his fans, so two additional weeks have been added to the schedule and those tickets are now on sale through Telecharge.
A native of Brooklyn, Manilow attended New York College of Music and Juilliard. Today he has the distinction of being the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, having had an incredible 25 consecutive Top 40 hits from 1975 to 1983. Among the songs that he is mosted noted for are “Looks Like We Made It,” “Even Now,” “Could It Be Magic,” “Copacabana (At the Copa),” and “Mandy”.
Manilow on Broadway begins on Broadway on January 18, with opening night on January 24. The Broadway concert event will play a limited engagement running through February 23. Tickets are $50-$350. Visit ManilowOnBroadway.com to find out more.
Following in the steps of other crooners that have recently taken on Broadway, such as Harry Connick Jr. and Frankie Valli, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Barry Manilow is coming to Broadway’s St. James Theatre in early 2013 with Manilow on Broadway. Manilow’s Broadway concert engagement is scheduled to include a total of 17 performances, taking place from January 18 to February 9. The official opening night will take place on January 24.
New York City native Barry Manilow, who has sold approximately 80 million records over the years, is no stranger to musical theater, having penned the scores to musicals Copacabana and Harmony. But he is best known for his multitudes of chart-topping pop hits, particularly in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Manilow’s most loved songs include “Mandy,” “Could It Be Magic,” “Copacabana (At the Copa)”, and “Looks Like We Made It”.
Referring to his upcoming Broadway concerts, Barry Manilow has stated that, “Growing up in New York, Broadway has always held a special place in my heart and I am honored to have the opportunity to make the St. James Theatre my home in the New Year.” For Manilow on Broadway tickets and to learn more about the concert, visit ManilowOnBroadway.com.