Copacabana

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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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 BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018
Cleveland Play House (CPH) will host its annual benefit, COPACABANA, on Saturday evening, June 1, 2019, in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square. The gala will include dinner and dancing, a live auction and an exciting theatrical presentation.  CPH's annual benefit, two-time winner of Currents Magazine's Black Tie Award, promises to be another not-to-be-missed party.
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 - Oct 23, 2018
On Tuesday, October 23, (5:30pm EST) BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with the star of Kinky Boots, Mark Ballas!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018
On Tuesday, October 23, (5:30pm EST) BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with the star of Kinky Boots, Mark Ballas!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018
Charlie Stemp will return to the London Palladium to play The Prince in this year's Pantomime, Snow White at the London Palladium along with Danielle Hope who will play the title role of Snow White. They join the previously announced Dawn French as The Wicked Queen, Julian Clary as The Man in The Mirror, Paul Zerdin as Muddles, Nigel Havers as The Understudy, Gary Wilmot as Mrs Crumble with Vincent and Flavia as The King and The Queen for this strictly limited 5 week run.
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 Caryn Robbins - Nov 29, 2018
Today Courtenay Collins speaks to BroadwayWorld and explains why making her Broadway debut as THE PROM's Mrs. Greene has truly been a blessing.
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 - May 31, 2019
The Theatre World Awards will celebrate the 2019 Theatre World Award Honorees, the 7th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre Honoree Nathan Lane, and the 11th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award Honoree Hampton Fluker at the landmark 75th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony on Monday, June 3, 2019 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street), home of the sensational Broadway hit, The Cher Show.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
Adelaide performer Shelley Dunstone has created a new cabaret show, based on the life of Lani Hall, lead singer of Brasil 66. 'Lani 66' will premiere in the Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival on Saturday 15 June at 6 pm, Nexus Arts Venue.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
Fans of the musicals Cabaret, Chicago and Kiss of the Spider Woman will enjoy the musical The World Goes 'Round at TheatreZone in Naples on April 25 through May 5. The show is a stunning review from the songbook of the multiple Tony Award-winning team of composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb, who wrote these musicals and many others. The duo also scored several movies, including New York, New York, and wrote songs for Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera. And the World Goes 'Round won Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical Revue.
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
The Havana Film Festival NY (www.HFFNY.com), project of The American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (AFLFC), announced the sixteen films competing to receive the Havana Star Prize for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Actress, Best Screenplay, and Best Documentary, which will be awarded on Monday, April 15 at the AMC Loews 34th Street, 7:30 pm. The Festival takes place April 5-16 in venues throughout the city, including Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx. All foreign language films are subtitled in English.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
TheatreZone will present a "Broadway & Happy Hour" cabaret featuring the cast of its current show, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 "outside the Zone" at the Moorings Park's auditorium, 120 Moorings Park Drive in Naples.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019
Gabi Faye (IMMORTAL; DIRTY GIRL), Hannah Howzdy (HAIR at The Hollywood Bowl; ASSASSINS at The Secret Theatre), and Erin Leddy (GHOSTLIGHT; CROSSROADS) will appear as special guest vocalists alongside Tim Realbuto in his upcoming April 18th concert at The Triad Theatre in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Manhattan's Copacabana nightclub will be the setting for Miss Gay New York America, a spectacular drag show benefitting the Anti-Violence Project (fights LGBT hate crime).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
The 20th Havana Film Festival in New York (www.HFFNY.com), a project of The American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (AFLFC), presents an exceptional program celebrating the diversity of voices and cultural expressions of Cuba and Latin America. Highlighting stories that open minds and start conversations, this year's Festival is filled with tales of suspense, whimsy, adventure, revenge and love from films that have traveled the international festival circuit, and picked up some highly regarded prizes along the way. From comedies that double as biting critiques of bureaucratic policy, to supernatural dramas that remind us to never forget, to powerful documentaries that unearth truths, break silences, and imagine new worlds, the 20th Havana Film Festival New York is a journey you don't want to miss. All foreign language films will be subtitled in English.
by David Green - Mar 15, 2019
The McCallum Theatre presents the annual "Tribute to Glenn Miller and the Big Band Leaders" on Wednesday, March 27, 8:00pm. This year's tribute, stars the Tex Beneke Orchestra and features The Satin Dollz and Madeline Vergari.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2019
The Havana Film Festival NY (www.HFFNY.com), project of The American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (AFLFC), announced the sixteen films competing to receive the Havana Star Prize for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Actress, Best Screenplay, and Best Documentary, which will be awarded on Monday, April 15 at the AMC Loews 34th Street, 7:30 pm. The Festival takes place April 5-16 in venues throughout the city, including Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx. All foreign language films are subtitled in English.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 1, 2019
It was all about the love that Paul Anka has for sharing his music with audiences and the love those audiences have for him at The Kravis Center last night.
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 BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
In TORCHING THE BLUES, Evangeline Johns sings an eclectic mix of songs by Bessie Smith, Harold Arlen, Billie Holliday and more-from 'Kiss of Fire' to 'Down and Out, 'Fine and Mellow' to 'Sugar in My Bowl'. With special appearances by Ariana Johns on vocals, and backed by dancers Max McGuire and Mark Mindek, the show is a lively celebration of the blues.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
Cleveland Play House (CPH) capped its 103rd season serving the people of Northeast Ohio with its annual benefit, COPACABANA: A Sizzling Summer Night, on June 1, 2019, in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square.
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 8, 2019
The State Theatre will host a special Valentine's edition of Stage on Stage featuring Charlie Romo on Friday, February 8th.  The State Theatre main stage will be transformed into a "club" atmosphere, with the performers and the audience both on stage.  A cash bar will also be available on stage. The Valentine Stage on Stage is presented by RMG Insurance and includes Special guest Colette Boudreaux accompanied by Charity Wicks.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019
Wolverhampton Musical Comedy Company (MUSCOM) return to Wolverhampton this year with Mel Brooks' hilarious musical THE PRODUCERS from Tuesday 5 - Saturday 9 March.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019
Today (3 Jan), Darren Day took to the stage with fellow co-stars Meera Syal (Magical Mermaid), Matt Slack (Smee) and Jaymi Hensley (Peter Pan) as he takes over the role of Captain Hook in Birmingham Hippodrome's pantomime adventure, Peter Pan.
by Anderson Cavalcante - Jan 27, 2019
O teatro musical vem ganhando espaco na cena carioca nos ultimos anos, com montagens famosas da Broadway como Cabaret (2012), Os Produtores (2018) e A Novica Rebelde, que teve uma montagem em 2008 e uma em 2019. Nesta cena, musicais genuinamente brasileiros tem tambem ganho o gosto popular.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
2018 has given South Florida a fun cornucopia of live theatre, from the Southeastern premiere of Freaky Friday at Slow Burn to the national tour of Hamilton at the Broward Center. Since 2019 is already well underway, here is a look at what South Florida theatre has to offer this year.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2019
Yes, Bette Midler & Barry Manilow have decided to do a concert together and they're doing it at Island City Stage! Or rather, Associate Artistic Director Michael Leeds imagines what it would be like if they did in his new show 'Bette and Barry: From Bathhouse to Broadway'. Picture all those memorable songs like "Wind Beneath My Wings, "Copacabana" "The Rose" and "I Write The Songs" sung by Bette & Barry and backed by the legendary Harlettes. "It's A Miracle" you say. "Could It Be Magic" you ask. Bring your "Friends" and find out!
by Steve Wilson - Feb 10, 2019
Entering Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center for BIG BANDS ARE BETTER, is like stepping out of a time machine and into the Copacabana of the 1930s and '40s. The scenery, costumes, and the musical arrangements by Brad Cox take the audience back to when Swing was king, a time known as the Big Band Era and a unique program that should not be missed.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018
Yes, Bette Midler & Barry Manilow have decided to do a concert together and they're doing it at Island City Stage! Or rather, Associate Artistic Director Michael Leeds imagines what it would be like if they did in his new show 'Bette and Barry: From Bathhouse to Broadway'. Picture all those memorable songs like "Wind Beneath My Wings, "Copacabana" "The Rose" and "I Write The Songs" sung by Bette & Barry and backed by the legendary Harlettes. "It's A Miracle" you say. "Could It Be Magic" you ask. Bring your "Friends" and find out!
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 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 8, 2019
TheatreZone will present its final "Broadway & Happy Hour" afternoon cabaret of this season featuring the cast of its current show, The World Goes 'Round, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 "outside the Zone" at the Moorings Park's auditorium, 120 Moorings Park Drive in Naples. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served prior to the performance. Tickets are $35 general admission and may be purchased at www.theatre.zone or by calling the TheatreZone Box Office at 888-966-3352 x1.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019
Casting has been announced for the UK premiere of ON YOUR FEET! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, which will play a limited season at the London Coliseum from Friday 14 June Saturday 31 August 2019. Prior to the London run there will be seven performances at Curve, Leicester from 3 8 June 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
From May 4 to October 27, 2019, the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival will present over 100 free music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, and children's programs with artists from the Bay Area and around the world.
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2019
For 25 years Grammy and Tony award-nominated Michael McElroy and BIV have been lifting spirits with their music and service. This month they send out a rousing call to action filled with joy and promise, with Seize the Day from Newsies.