Photo Coverage: Inside MANILOW ON BROADWAY's Copacabana After Party!
After a brief delay due to illness, Manilow on Broadway, Barry Manilow's new concert show at the St. James Theatre, opened last night, January 29. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out full photo coverage from the after party (fittingly at the Copacabana) 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.
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
Barry Manilow arriving at the Opening Night Party for 'Manilow on Broadway' at The Copacabana in New York City on 1/29/2013