Rehearsals have begun for Harmony, which is set to begin Broadway previews October 18, ahead of an official opening November 13. Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award winner Barry Manilow (score), Drama Desk Award Winner Bruce Sussman (lyrics and book), and Tony award-winner Warren Carlyle (director and choreographer) welcomed the cast and creatives for the first day of rehearsal—check out photos below.
The box office for Harmony will officially open Thursday, September 7 at 10 AM. Manilow and Sussman will personally be there to welcome ticket-buyers; the first 100 patrons will receive an autographed ticket.
Harmony tells the true story of The Comedian Harmonists, a Berlin singing group made up of six young men. In the 1920s and 1930s they were widely successful, with sold-out shows, popular records, and blockbuster films. After 1935, they were never heard from again. Harmony is based in part on The Comedian Harmonist Archive, curated by the late Dr. Peter Czada. Five of the six Harmonists are making their Broadway debuts, and the cast album is available now. See photos from the rehearsal below.
The cast is led by Chip Zien; Sierra Boggess; Julie Benko; the Comedian Harmonists Sean Bell, Danny Kornfeld, Zal Owen, Eric Peters, Blake Roman, and Steven Telsey; Allison Semmes; and Andrew O’Shanick. The complete cast includes Zak Edwards, Dan Hoy, Bruce Landry, RhonniRose Mantilla, Daniel Z. Miller, Benjamin H. Moore, Matthew Mucha, Constantine Pappas, Kayleen Seidl, Kyla Stone, Bronwyn Tarboton, Kate Wesler, Stuart
Zagnit, and Lee Zarrett.
The creative team includes scenic designer Beowulf Boritt, costume designers Linda Cho & Ricky Lurie, lighting designers Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, sound designer Dan Moses Schreier, media designer batwin + robin productions, wig & hair designer Tom Watson, associate director/choreographer Sara Edwards, music director John O’Neill, music coordinator Michael Aarons, and orchestrations by Doug Walter. Scott Taylor Rollison is production stage manager, and casting is by Jamibeth Margolis, CSA.
Joining the producing team with Ken Davenport, Sandi Moran, and Garry Kief are Hunter Arnold, Marco Santarelli, Scott Abrams, Jonathan & Rae Corr, Adam Riemer, Tom & Michael D'Angora, Nick Padgett, Chris Petti, Neil Gooding Productions, Steve Kyriakis & Matt Donaldson, Matthew Rosenthal, Koenigsberg Federman Riley, Patty Baker, Michael B Cox, Jamie deRoy, Susan DuBow, Paul Gavriani, R.K. Greene, Mark Jacobs, Michelle Kaplan, Willette and Manny Klausner, Sara Miller McCune, James L. Nederlander, Michael Patrick, PickleStar Cohen, Harvey & Sandy Platt, WitzEnd Productions, Harold Matzner, Addiss Keena/Amuse, Inc., Burba Hayes LLC/Hunter Johnson, Larry Starr/Viva Diva USA INC/Jon & Ron Yonover. Harmony is produced in association with Wilfried Rimensberger and STILETTO Entertainment.