They Write The Songs, Series 3: Barry Manilow looks at the lives and works of ten famous composers of the Great American Songbook, playing rare recordings and de-constructing their songs at his piano.
This week features Rodgers and Hart's 'Babes in Arms' - a show that features five songs that became standards, including 'Where or When' and 'My Funny Valentine' but which has never been fully re-vived; 'Ballroom' which was written by Billy Goldenberg and the great lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman and nominated for eight Tony Awards; 'All American' which featured the first book Mel Brooks ever wrote for a musical and starred Ray Bolger (the Tin Man in Wizard of Oz); and 'Do Re Mi' written by the team who brought you 'Singing in the Rain' Betty Comden and Adolph Green and Jule Styne, who wrote the score to 'Gypsy' and 'Funny Girl'.
Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award-winning singer Barry Manilow announces his return to Las Vegas. Manilow joined Midday to talk about the big news. He will be the exclusive headliner at the Westgate International Theater at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The 85-minute show celebrates his well-loved greatest hits. Tickets are on sale now and range in price from $19.75 to $329.75 plus tax and applicable fees. Show dates on sale are from May 24-26, June 14-16, June 21-23, July 19-21, July 26-28, September 27-29, and October 4-6.
’Tis the season! Barry Manilow is bringing the holiday cheer with A Very Barry Christmas tour. The legendary singer phoned in to On Air With Ryan Seacrest on Thursday, November 9, and shared that the show will consist of holiday and hit tracks. “It’s the first time I’m going on the road,” Barry shared of his holiday show. “It’s a real Christmas show with trees and snow.”
Barry, who has three Christmas albums out now, will transform the arenas into winter wonderlands, but also promised to perform a few throwbacks too. “I’ll do the hits in the middle of the snow,” he added.
Listen to the full interview above to hear which famous track of Barry’s he was surprised did well and click here for all the info on A Very Barry Christmas.
Barry takes over Valentine's Day Radio on SiriusXM Radio
Tune in to Love (Channel 70 & on the SiriusXM Radio app.) on SiriusXM Radio to hear Barry introduce some of his own love songs, plus he’s selected a list of his favorite love songs from other singers! Barry will be heard throughout the day introducing love songs. Starting at 6am eastern and airing throughout the day.