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Harmony, a new musical from Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, will debut in New York more than 20 years after its world premiere. The National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene will present a seven-week musical in the Edmond J. Safra Hall of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Performances begin on March 23, 2022, before an opening on April 13.

Harmony tells the true story of a six-piece musical ensemble called the Comedian Harmonists. This group of German men achieved great success from the 1920s onwards with performances that included comedic acts and intricate harmony chants. When the Harmonists began welcoming Jewish singers, the group became part of history as the Nazi regime grew alongside the Harmonists’ fame.

The La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego produced the world premiere of Harmony in 1997. The tour was followed by a production in 2003 at the Forrest Theater in Philadelphia and a tour in 2013 at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta. Tony and Emmy winner Warren Carlyle will direct and choreograph the musical for NYTF to his bow on the New York stage.

The National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene received accolades in 2019 for its production of violin on the roof in Yiddish. Harmony will be presented in English.

Casting for Harmony has not yet been announced.

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Corina C. Butler

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