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Grammy Award-winning superstar Barry Manilow's hometown concert event, Manilow on Broadway, began its limited Broadway engagement on January 18, 2013, at the St. James Theatre, and is set to open tonight, January 24, 2013. Check out phots from inside the theatre's merchandise booth below!

With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, success is a benchmark in popular music. Rolling Stone crowned him "a giant among entertainers... the showman of our generation," and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol' Blue Eyes told the British press, "He's next." He currently has 50 Top 40 hits. And now, Manilow is returning to the place where it all began, his hometown, New York City, with a new concert series on Broadway - marking his return to The Great White Way for the first time in more than two decades with Manilow on Broadway.

Manilow's roots remain in his native Brooklyn, where music was an integral part of his life. By the age of seven, he was taking accordion lessons and playing on a neighbor's piano. Choosing a career in music while still in his teens, he attended New York College of Music and the Juilliard School of Music while working in the mailroom at CBS. He subsequently became musical director for a CBS show named "Callback" (the predecessor to "American Idol") which led to a lucrative sideline on New York's advertising jingle circuit.

Since then, Manilow has been ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio & Records), with no less than 25 consecutive Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1975 and 1983. The list includes all-time favorites that Manilow still sings today: "Mandy," "It's A Miracle," "Could It Be Magic," "I Write the Songs," "Tryin' To Get the Feeling Again," "This One's For You," "Weekend In New England," "Looks Like We Made It," "Can't Smile Without You," "Even Now," and the Grammy Award-winning "Copacabana (At the Copa)." Manilow's Broadway show is destined to be as legendary as the man himself.

Tickets, ranging in price from $50 to $350, are now on sale. For tickets and more information, visit www.ManilowOnBroadway.com.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: Inside the Merchandise Booth at MANILOW ON BROADWAY

Photo Coverage: Inside the Merchandise Booth at MANILOW ON BROADWAY
Barry Manilow merchandise booth for 'Manilow On Broadway' at The St. James Theatre

Photo Coverage: Inside the Merchandise Booth at MANILOW ON BROADWAY
Barry Manilow merchandise booth for 'Manilow On Broadway' at The St. James Theatre

Photo Coverage: Inside the Merchandise Booth at MANILOW ON BROADWAY
Barry Manilow merchandise booth for 'Manilow On Broadway' at The St. James Theatre

Photo Coverage: Inside the Merchandise Booth at MANILOW ON BROADWAY
Barry Manilow merchandise booth for 'Manilow On Broadway' at The St. James Theatre

Photo Coverage: Inside the Merchandise Booth at MANILOW ON BROADWAY
Barry Manilow merchandise booth for 'Manilow On Broadway' at The St. James Theatre

Photo Coverage: Inside the Merchandise Booth at MANILOW ON BROADWAY
Barry Manilow merchandise booth for 'Manilow On Broadway' at The St. James Theatre

Photo Coverage: Inside the Merchandise Booth at MANILOW ON BROADWAY
Barry Manilow merchandise booth for 'Manilow On Broadway' at The St. James Theatre

Photo Coverage: Inside the Merchandise Booth at MANILOW ON BROADWAY
Barry Manilow merchandise booth for 'Manilow On Broadway' at The St. James Theatre

Photo Coverage: Inside the Merchandise Booth at MANILOW ON BROADWAY
Barry Manilow merchandise booth for 'Manilow On Broadway' at The St. James Theatre

Photo Coverage: Inside the Merchandise Booth at MANILOW ON BROADWAY
Barry Manilow merchandise booth for 'Manilow On Broadway' at The St. James Theatre

Photo Coverage: Inside the Merchandise Booth at MANILOW ON BROADWAY
Barry Manilow merchandise booth for 'Manilow On Broadway' at The St. James Theatre

Photo Coverage: Inside the Merchandise Booth at MANILOW ON BROADWAY
Barry Manilow merchandise booth for 'Manilow On Broadway' at The St. James Theatre

Photo Coverage: Inside the Merchandise Booth at MANILOW ON BROADWAY

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.