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Copacabana - 1994 - West End

Based on the television film

"Her name was Lola. She was a showgirl..." Barry Manilow's Grammy Award-winning song you never forgot is now brought to life onstage!brbrA love letter to the Technicolor musicals of the 1940s, "Barry Manilow's Copacabana" presents the story of Lola as told through the eyes of Stephen, a present day aspiring songwriter whose imagination takes him back to a time when "music and passion were always in fashion." brbrHe dreams up Lola, fresh off the plane from Tulsa, who arrives in New York with show-biz aspirations. Tony (who looks amazingly like Stephen!) is a bartender/composer who falls in love with Lola and helps her become a Copa girl. While performing, Lola attracts the amorous attentions of Rico (who wears a diamond). Rico abducts Lola and takes her to his rival nightclub in Havana. Tony, with the help of his Copacabana friends, must now rescue Lola before...well, even if you know the song, there are still a few surprises!


Prince of Wales Theatre

(London, )
(Piccadilly Circus) Coventry Street
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
The record-setting Broadway sensation, Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical today confirms casting for its Cardiff run at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff from Wednesday 20th a?' Sunday 24th November 2019 and it's Christmas season at The Lowry opening on Tuesday 10 December 2019 and running through until Sunday 5 January 2020. Comedy legend Griff Rhys Jones will star as Old Max, alongside X-Factor winner Matt Terry as Young Max and Edward Baker-Duly as the world-famous mischief maker, The Grinch.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 29, 2020
See the family in action as the artists of the club community stand up, speak out, and work for change.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2019
The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya) presents Frankie Avalon in concert on Thursday, November 21 at 8:00pm. The original a?oeTeenage Idola?? (and a?oeTeen Angela?? in Grease), Frankie Avalon comes to the Valley for the very first time, bringing a feel-good evening of pop favorites to The Soraya a?" with music and stories of his long career in show business.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Following a highly successful run at the King's Theatre in Glasgow in February 2018, the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will return to the city next year.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2020
Featuring new performers with every show, the weekly Piano Bar Live! streams tonight, Tuesday, November 24th at 7:15 pm ET, with host Scott Barbarino. PBL! is the the unique chance to see veteran performers pass the torch to the next generation of blossoming young talent.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
Full casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of the brilliant original production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA opening at Curve, Leicester on 22 February 2020.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 14, 2019
Actor Killian Donnelly, will don the mask of the title character in a new UK tour of The Phantom of the Opera!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2020
TheatreZone, a nonprofit, 501(c)3 professional theatre performing in-residence at the G&L Theatre on the Community School of Naples campus, will present “Merry Manilow” on December 11-13 as the first event of its Showstopper Series. 
by Stephen Mosher - May 6, 2021
Marilyn Maye has played big rooms, small rooms, and even tents and driveways, but on May 8th she goes virtual with a new show from Feinstein's/54 Below... and it is worth seeing.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
Today, Ben's 'All Beef Patti' is people dogging Elena Roger. Plus, Daniel's 'Who Do You Think You Are?' is Lainie Kazan's Copacabana. Tune in today, May 21 at 10:30am to watch live!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2021
March 27 marks World Theatre Day! Although we can't be together to celebrate, we can still reminisce on the fun of theatre in our lives.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
12-time Emmy Award® winner and Tony Award® recipient Rosie O'Donnell and actor/Producer Erich Bergen have announced that the star-studded one-night-only return of the 25-time Emmy Award-winning 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show,' raised over $600,000 in support of The Actors Fund in order to help in this time of crisis.
by Amy Scheers - Jun 9, 2019
THE BOY FROM OZ brings a new story to the Midwest, and to the audiences of Stages St. Louis.  From the reaction of the crowd, it is a must see.  It will have you wanting to dance like you were at the Copacabana...and wishing you had worn your feathers and sequins!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 29, 2019
The notation on Charlie Romo's chart (arrangement) said it best. 'As performed by Bobby Darin' . Instead of the 1960's announcers off stage intro of Bobby at the Copacabana in the 1960's it was Daniel Dunlow up front with his great humor and enthusiasm bringing on the main attraction, Charlie Romo. With the 7 piece band blaring out the the opening up tempo notes of 'Hello Young Lovers' you felt you were on 60th street at the legendary nightclub and not on 42nd street at the Green Room.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin have announced casting for the UK premiere of ON YOUR FEET! - THE STORY OF EMILIO AND GLORIA ESTEFAN, which will play at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 17 Saturday 21 March 2020.
by Walter McBride - Jun 11, 2019
The party's over... The American Theatre Wing's 73rd Annual Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden, aired live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday night, honoring theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway and wrapping up the 2018-19 awards season.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for the UK premiere of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
The National Indigenous Music Awards will this weekend honour two iconic names in Indigenous music this weekend, with folk trio Tiddas and soul singer Wilma Reading inducted into the Hall Of Fame at Saturday's event under the stars at the iconic Darwin Amphitheatre.
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
On September 20, 2019, legendary and Grammy winning musician, producer, creator and artist Herb Alpert will release his newest album Over The Rainbow, a 12 song collection that includes one original track and a cadre of classic and well known interpreted tunes performed in a way that only Alpert can deliver.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Following a highly successful West End run of two and a half years and a sell-out tour in 2017/18, Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mike Bosner in association with Michael Harrison are delighted to announce full casting for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning BEAUTIFUL a?" THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, playing at The Bristol Hippodrome in February 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2021
Barry Manilow's upcoming residency is Las Vegas is still set to kick off next month.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020
The show tells the true love story of Emilio and Gloria and charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom. It features iconic pops songs of the era, including Rhythm is Gonna Get You, Conga, Get On Your Feet, Don't Want To Lose You and 1-2-3.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2021
We can't travel, but we can dream. In 'Memories of Brazil', Shelley Dunstone (vocals) and Daniel Gosling (guitar) will perform their favourite Brazilian music and share their memories.
by Walter McBride - Jan 2, 2020
2019 has come and gone, and we are reflecting on those we have lost in the Broadway and theatre communities throughout the year.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2021
Since Jim Henson first burst onto the scene over six decades ago, Muppets have taken center stage in pop culture, appearing on film, television, and beyond. From the kid-centric Sesame Street to the universally loved The Muppets Show, the furry (and felty) creatures have often used music to entertain the masses, and many times, called upon the stars of Broadway to help!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2021
Since Jim Henson first burst onto the scene over six decades ago, Muppets have taken center stage in pop culture, appearing on film, television, and beyond. From the kid-centric Sesame Street to the universally loved The Muppets Show, the furry (and felty) creatures have often used music to entertain the masses, and many times, called upon the stars of Broadway to help!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 13, 2021
Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes a new album from Marisha Wallace, Six By Sondheim documentary, My Broken Language memoir by Quiara Alegría Hudes, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Darren Day will join the cast of Footloose The Musical as Reverend Moore in the brand-new UK Tour, which plays at The Alexandra, Birmingham from Monday 4 until Saturday 9 May 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Paul Anka returns to the Van Wezel on Wednesday, March 11 at 8 p.m. with the Anka Sings Sinatra Tour. Tickets are on sale now.
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 8, 2019
Much more than his most famous role of Ralph Malph on Happy Days, Donny Most has had a long and successful career on both the big screen and the tv screen, on the stage, in the recording studio, and in the nightclubs. His current passion is for the music he has listened to his entire life. For two nights he brings that music to New York's The Beach Cafe. Stephen Mosher talks to him about all of it, one week before the opening.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek and Executive Director Dominick Balletta), in association with Tony Award-winning Producer Ken Davenport, today announced that New York debut of the new musical Harmony by the legendary Barry Manilow and his longtime collaborator Bruce Sussman will be postponed until 2021 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage a?" A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, NYC. The show was previously scheduled to start performances on February 11, 2020.
by Walter McBride - Dec 26, 2019
Take a look back on the life and career of Danny Aiello with a collection of photos we've snapped over the years. 
by Walter McBride - Dec 26, 2019
Flashback of some of Allee Willis' Broadway memories from her illustrious career with a collection of vintage photos from our archives. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
Let's face it: You probably have enough stuff. While deals on vacuums and toothbrushes can feel satisfying in the moment, wouldn't you rather get tickets to an unforgettable theatrical experience? That's where we come in. This Cyber Monday (i.e. today!) deals on theater tix are so good they feel like a steal. Whether it's a show you've been planning to see forever, or a deal that's just too good to pass up, today's the day to buy those tickets.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
Darren Day will star as Beauregard, alongside Tracie Bennett in the title role and Harriet Thorpe as Vera, in the critically acclaimed first professional UK revival of Jerry Herman's much loved musical MAME. The production opened at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester earlier this year to rave reviews, and will play Royal & Derngate, Northampton from 7 to 11 January 2020 and Salisbury Playhouse from 21 to 25 January 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Fleur Seule in Standards and Sweet Things on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
MainStreet Theatre Company, the resident professional company at the Lewis Family Playhouse, is excited to open their 19/20 season with the West Coast premiere of OLIVERio: A Brazilian Twist, running October 12 a?" 27, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
He wrote the songs that make the world sing and now you and a guest can meet the legendary Barry Manilow.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Following a highly successful season at the London Coliseum which will end its run on 31 August 2019, producers Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin announced today plans for ON YOUR FEET! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan to return to London next Summer 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
Casting has been confirmed for ON YOUR FEET! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, which plays at the King's Theatre, Glasgow from Monday 2 until Saturday 7 March 2020.
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 21, 2019
ROMEO AND JULIET may be a classic, but thanks to the talented cast and creative staging the new production at The Old Globe this story has yet to grow old. Playing through September 15th this production will remind audiences of all the passion, pitfalls, and emotional mood swings of youth and first love
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2020
Featuring new performers with every show, the weekly, award-winning Piano Bar Live! (PBL!)streams this Tuesday, August 18th at 7:15 pm ET with host Scott Barbarino.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
While Barry Manilow is preparing to bring his concert to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre next month as part of this summer's IN RESIDENCE series, he announced on Saturday night at his Las Vegas residency that he is finally going to be bringing another show to New York.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2021
Singer Jill Corey, an overnight sensation in 1953, when she landed on the cover of Life Magazine, passed away from natural causes on April 3 at UPMC Sunnyside in Sunnyside, PA.  She was 85.