Reviews: See what critics had to say about Harmony Off-Broadway

Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman’s musical on the Comedian Harmonists.

The long-awaited New York debut of Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman Harmony officially opened Off-Broadway on April 13 and the reviews are in. Production is expected to continue until May 8.

The cast includes Sierra Boggess (The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, The Little Mermaid) as Mary with Chip Zien (Falsettos, In the woods) as chief rabbi. Playing the six Comedian Harmonists are Sean Bell (A Bronx Tale: The Musical), Danny Kornfeld (Lease), Zal Owen (The group visit), Eric Peters (Motown: The Musical), Blake Roman (News) and Steven Telsey (The Book of Mormon). Jessie Davidson is Ruth, with Ana Hoffman (dream girls) as Josephine Baker. Kenny Morris (hair spray) is the replacement for the rabbi of Zien.

Set includes Elise Frances Daniells, Zak Edwards, Abby Goldfarb, Eddie Grey, Shayne Kennon, Kolby Kindle, Benjamin H. Moore, Matthew Mucha, Tori Palin, Barrett Riggins, Kayleen Seidl, Andrew O’Shanick, Dan Teixeira, Nancy Ticotin , and Kate Wesler.

The musical tells the true story of the Comedian Harmonists, a group of six young men in 1920s Germany who took the world by storm with their blend of sophisticated close harmonies and boisterous antics, until that their inclusion of Jewish singers puts them on a collision course. with the story.

Read the reviews below.

New York Daily News (Chris Jones)

New York Post (Johnny Oleksinski)

New York Scene Review (David Finkle)

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Times (Elisabeth Vincentelli)

Time out (Raven Snook)

Theater (Juan A. Ramirez)

Playbill will continue to update this article as reviews are released.

The production has stage design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Linda Cho and Ricky Lurie, lighting design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier, video design by batwin + robin productions, inc., a cast by Jamibeth Margolis, associate direction and choreography by Sara Edwards, general direction by Roy Gabay/Jumpstart Entertainment, wig and hair design by Tom Watson, and musical direction and additional vocal and musical arrangement by John O’Neill .

Harmony is co-produced by Ken Davenport and Sandi Moran with Garry Kief, Amuse, Inc., Susan DuBow, Mapleseed Productions, Michelle Kaplan and Neil Gooding Productions in association with Wilfried Rimensberger and STILETTO Entertainment. Miranda Gohh is associate producer.

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