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Barry Manilow's Copacabana

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dreamcoat12
Understudy
joined:5/9/12
Barry Manilow's Copacabana
Posted: 5/10/14 at 12:07am
So I've read more than several posts that people are not a fan of this show. I never saw the London production or preBroadway tour but I love the show and wondered what the negative opinions are. I do agree the script isn't the strongest but I think it's an overall fun experience!

Also, is the preBroadway Tour include the production at Pittsburgh CLO??
brdway411
Broadway Star
joined:2/24/14
Barry Manilow's Copacabana
Posted: 5/10/14 at 12:20am
Delete?

Updated On: 5/10/14 at 12:20 AM
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dreamcoat12
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joined:5/9/12
Barry Manilow's Copacabana
Posted: 5/10/14 at 12:21am
No, his show Copacabana. It played London originally in 1994 and came to the US in the 2000s.
AndersonTours
Understudy
joined:12/19/10
Barry Manilow's Copacabana
Posted: 5/10/14 at 12:42am
I saw it. The less said about it, the better. Perhaps the worst book I've ever witnessed in a professional musical. And I've seen almost everything.
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JRybka
Broadway Legend
joined:11/6/06
Barry Manilow's Copacabana
Posted: 5/10/14 at 02:01pm
It was horrible horrible horrible. You actually wanted to Lola to go away with the bad guy. It was like hell sitting there. I wanted it over. And I usually can find SOMETHING to like about any show. NOPE. Not this one.
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dreamcoat12
Understudy
joined:5/9/12
Barry Manilow's Copacabana
Posted: 5/10/14 at 04:02pm
Was it that the actress was bad or the role written poorly?

Anyone have thoughts on what would make the show better. Besides getting rid of it altogether?
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EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
Barry Manilow's Copacabana
Posted: 5/11/14 at 05:05pm
Was this based on the brilliant 1985 TV movie? Written by no less than James Lipton (yet another gem to add to his crown of great writing?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1D8-eyn7wo
beaemma
Stand-by
joined:11/24/09
Barry Manilow's Copacabana
Posted: 5/11/14 at 05:19pm
Saw the pre-Broadway in May, 2001. Don't remember a thing, except that it amazed me that anybody thought this was something that should go to Broadway. Lipton and the 1985 TV movie are nowhere in the credits. The book (or what was supposed to be one)is credited to Barry Manilow, Jack Feldman, and Bruce Sussman.

 
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