Opened: June 23, 1994
Closing: September 09, 1996

Copacabana - 1994 - West End Tickets, News, Info & More

Prince of Wales Theatre
(Piccadilly Circus) Coventry Street London

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!

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Just Arrived
Dancin' Fool
Night on the Town
Man Wanted
Who Needs to Dream
Ay Caramba!
Bolero de Amor
Sweet Heaven (I'm in Love Again)
Who Am I Kidding?
This Can't Be Real
Welcome to Havana
The Mermaid's Tale
El Bravo!
Let's Go Steppin'
Changing My Tune
Call Me Mister Lucky
Big City Blues
Copacabana has had 1 productions including West End which opened in 1994.



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