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November 5, 2021 The Press and Journal"Barry Manilow in Aberdeen: When showbiz hero found himself way north of Havana" by Graeme Strachan
The showbiz legend was performing the only Scottish date of his Showstoppers UK tour at the AECC on November 5, 1991. Manilow wrapped up warmly after he discovered that Aberdeen in winter was about as far removed as you could be from the hottest spot north of Havana.

Showstoppers was his 23rd album and the concert offered a crash course for the audience in the history of Broadway. He spoke to the Evening Express before the concert about what lurks behind the mask of stage make-up, sequined jackets and perfectly-rehearsed sequences. Manilow confessed to being "a sensitive kind of guy" who admired "a sense of humour in women." He said his own idea of romance was "that of an average guy – a glass of wine, soft lights and some romantic music." He said his impressions of Aberdeen were "a beautiful city but ever so cold" and he joked that he would have to give out flu tablets to the audience.

Manilow opened the show with "Give My Regards to Broadway" and performed 36 songs alongside five guest performers during the two-hour show. The second half of the evening was devoted to Manilow’s rearrangements of his own hits in vintage musical theatre styles. "Mandy" was sung as a barbershop quartet, "Read ‘Em and Weep" became a Gilbert and Sullivan production and "Can’t Smile Without You" as a song from A Chorus Line. Impressionist and singer Donna Cherry put on a series of wigs and did caricatures of Julie Andrews, Cher, Dolly Parton and Madonna, all singing "Copacabana."

Among the fans in the AECC were London’s Rosemary Meek, who was seeing Manilow for the 63rd time and had spent £700 in the past fortnight following the tour. Valerie Mason from Essex was there having just returned from an American fan convention and said she had lost count the amount of times she had seen her "mentor." Alison Bird from Fraserburgh said she slept out all night with a friend to purchase front row tickets and seeing Manilow live "was a dream come true." Dyce woman Margaret Gordon described the show as "the best night of my life."

The Evening Express review of the show said it was “easier to understand such Manilow mania” following a “stunning extravaganza from the international singing superstar.” The review said: “Around 3,500 fans – young and old, male and female – were at the Aberdeen Exhibition Centre for the end of Barry’s UK Showstoppers tour – a magical trip through Broadway’s musical history.

“Right from his opening number, 'Give My Regards to Broadway,' Barry had them enthralled, inspiring clapping and singing with hits from top musicals including Cats, 42nd Street, A Chorus Line and Guys and Dolls. Backed by five equally talented singers and a seven-piece band, Barry drew standing ovations after every song. He didn’t rely on gimmicks – unless you count the jokey girl perched on a piano attached to a bike. And there was no special lighting show to detract from the main attraction. Whether it was a ballad from the 1920s or an updated Gershwin number – complete with breakdancer – Barry gave a slick performance, making it all seem so effortless. Giving humorous introductions to each song, he also allowed his backing singers their own spot in the limelight. He closed with 'I’ll Be Seeing You,' promising to return – and for many fans that couldn’t come soon enough.”

Did Manilow stop in for a pint at The Grill during his stay in Aberdeen? When he’s touring in Britain, it’s not unusual for him to call in at a pub to grab some lunch, picking something from the menu and sitting down with the locals to enjoy it. “Like I said, I’m an ordinary guy,” he said. “Because of who I am, I can get the best seats in restaurants, but I enjoy just dropping in for some lunch somewhere without any great fuss. I’ve always especially liked British pubs, the food is good and I love the friendly atmosphere.”

With worldwide record sales exceeding 85 million, Rolling Stone magazine once referred to Manilow as "the showman of our generation." He was born in Brooklyn. Life dealt him a low blow when he was just two and his father walked out on the family. When he was 13, life changed once again when his mother remarried. Her new husband was an Irishman named Willie Murphy and he presented him with a piano and this began a journey that has taken him to superstardom.

Happy to write and arrange music, Manilow never thought of actually singing, even when he was engaged as musical director for Bette Midler in 1971. But eventually he was given a spot in her shows where he sang some of his own numbers. The result was the stuff that dreams are made of. A star was born when he performed "Could It Be Magic" at the Red Rock Stadium in Denver.

He will return to the UK in 2022 for a limited number of arena concerts including a night at The SSE Hydro Glasgow on June 23. He has never lost touch with his humble roots. “I’m not in music for money – I’m in music for music,” he says.

October 15, 2021 Las Vegas Magazine"We can’t smile without Barry Manilow in Las Vegas" by Ken Miller
The minute Barry Manilow hits the stage at his Westgate Las Vegas residency, the connection is immediate. After all, Manilow is part of so many memories from all our lives, whether it’s a song in a movie, a song we used to play over and over in our living rooms, or even a commercial jingle that got stuck in our heads on an endless loop. He doesn’t even need to sing a note; once he flashes that charismatic smile, his fans can’t get enough.

But of course, the songs are why you bought your ticket, and songs you will get—so many that it’s hard to believe Manilow squeezes them all into a one-hour-plus show. But you won’t just hear monster hits; you’ll also get the stories behind them. For instance, did you know Manilow changed “Mandy” from its original title, “Brandy”? Or the story behind “Looks Like We Made It”? The songs take on much broader significance once you’ve learned Manilow’s process.

There’s so much to appreciate in this show, from the crazy talented band backing Manilow up to the cool 3D effect used midway through the show (everyone gets a pair of glasses upon entering the theater). The staging of “Copacabana,” the climax of the show, is particularly fun, with a large, extending platform lowering from the ceiling and attaching to the stage, allowing Manilow and his dancers to move and shimmy up above the crowd. It’s such an “only in Vegas” moment and proof of why Manilow meshes with this town perfectly.

One of my personal favorite moments is when Manilow takes a breather, gives his band a break and heads over to a piano on the side of the stage, taking the audience through some of his most famous songs that many don’t realize he wrote—in particular, the “I’m Stuck on Band-Aid” jingle, as well as “Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm is there.” You’ll hear audible gasps from the audience, as well as plenty of laughter. (Manilow really gets into this bit and has some fun at his expense, which only endears him to his fans more.)

And as Manilow belts out classics like “I Write the Songs,” “Could It Be Magic,” “Weekend in New England,” “It’s a Miracle” and “Can’t Smile Without You,” it’s stunning to sit back and realize that none of Manilow’s energy—or that amazing, singular voice—has been altered by time. Manilow may be 78, but you’d never know it by the way he commands the stage.

The other star of this show is the audience—“Fanilows,” as they’ve become known. Throughout the performance, they’re hanging on every word, swaying back and forth in unison or dancing furiously, but always full of energy that is absolutely infectious. It’s truly one of the most exciting, enjoyable experiences in Las Vegas. You’ll be counting the days until Manilow returns and you can get that feeling again.

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October 13, 2021 Las Vegas Review-Journal"Barry Manilow’s Christmas gift: 3 shows in December" by John Katsilometes
Barry Manilow is offering a mix of melodies and hits for the holiday season. The recording superstar is performing “A Very Barry Christmas” holiday production Dec. 2, 3 and 4 at the Westgate. The shows mark his first full-scale holiday show at the resort. Tickets range from $54.75-$354.99 (not including plus tax and applicable fees) and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or the Westgate box office. The shows support the Las Vegas Toys for Tots campaign. Toy donations will be accepted by Marines at the theater. Manilow is scheduled to perform this weekend, again Oct. 21-23, and Nov. 11-13 prior to his holiday shows. He’s back for performances February through April.
October 11, 2021 9News (Denver)"'A Very Barry Christmas' comes to Denver: 'A Very Barry Christmas' promises to become an instant holiday classic" by Alexander Kirk
DENVER -- AEG Presents announced Monday that Barry Manilow will bring "A Very Barry Christmas" to the Mile High City. The full-scale holiday production will come to Denver's Bellco Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center on Tuesday, Dec. 14. According to AEG Presents, "A Very Barry Christmas" has "delighted audiences all over the country and promises to become an instant holiday classic." This is the first time the holiday production has been performed in Denver.

Tickets for Manilow's Denver concert go on sale Friday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. at AXS.com. Prices for the all-ages show range from $20 to $230. Manilow is one of the world's all-time bestselling recording artists, having sold more than 85 million albums. The Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner has notched 50 Top 40 singles including 27 Top 10 hits in his career.

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September 24, 2021 PR Newswire
(SOURCE: Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino)
MANILOW: LAS VEGAS - The Hits Come Home! Extended For Record-Breaking Run: Legendary Singer Will Surpass Elvis Presley's Longstanding Performance Record
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The legendary Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino officially announced that GRAMMY®, TONY®, and EMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter, arranger, producer and musician, Barry Manilow and his MANILOW: LAS VEGAS – The Hits Come Home! has extended his residency at the Westgate International Theater into 2023, and will set a new record for performances on this historic stage, surpassing the longstanding record set by Elvis Presley. New show dates for 2022 go on sale Friday, September 24 at 10am PDT.

In September 2021, Barry Manilow returned to Las Vegas to reopen the wildly successful MANILOW: LAS VEGAS – The Hits Come Home! performances on the International Theater stage at Westgate Las Vegas. "It's an honor to extend our relationship with Barry further as he commits to additional years of delighting audiences at Westgate Las Vegas," said David Siegel, Founder, President & CEO of Westgate Resorts. "Barry is a timeless entertainer and a once-in-a-generation talent. We couldn't be happier to continue to have him call Westgate Las Vegas his home."

"I love it here," said Barry Manilow. "Westgate Las Vegas is my home away from home and I look forward to performing here for a long, long time."

MANILOW: LAS VEGAS – The Hits Come Home! made its debut in May 2018 to rave reviews and sold-out audiences. This spectacular show is unlike anything Manilow has ever done with massive video walls, sets, and special effects - a non-stop evening of Manilow's impressive catalog of Top 40 Hits. He has been named a "Best of Las Vegas" Best Resident Performer/Headliner by the Las Vegas Review Journal and was among the first inductees in the inaugural Las Vegas Magazine Hall of Fame. The show has received rave reviews from media outlets and Manilow fans all over the world.

With the addition of 105 show dates into 2023, Barry Manilow firmly establishes his place as one of the greatest entertainers of all time, surpassing the record number of performances on the International Theater stage previously held by the one and only Elvis Presley.

UPCOMING SHOW DATES NOW ON SALE:

September 16 – 18, 2021
September 23 - 25, 2021
October 14 - 16, 2021
October 21 - 23, 2021
November 11 – 13, 2021
December 2 – 4, 2021
February 10 - 12, 2022
February 17 - 19, 2022
March 3 – 5, 2022
April 7 – 9, 2022
April 21 – 23, 2022

MANILOW: LAS VEGAS – The Hits Come Home! tickets range in price from $54.75 to $354.99 plus tax and applicable fees. Tickets for the newly added dates will go on sale September 24 at 10am P.D.T. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino WOW Rewards Center at (702) 252-6000 ext. 5050 or online at www.barrymanilow.com or www.westgatelasvegas.com

ABOUT BARRY MANILOW
Having sold more than 85 million albums worldwide, Barry Manilow is one of the world's all-time bestselling recording artists. The GRAMMY®, TONY®, and EMMY® Award-winning musician has had an astonishing 50 Top 40 singles including 12 #1s and 27 Top 10 hits. He is ranked as the #1 Adult Contemporary Artist of all time, according to Billboard and R&R magazines.

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ABOUT WESTGATE LAS VEGAS RESORT & CASINO
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, the iconic world-class destination and the home of Legendary Vegas Safe Fun, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 225,000 square feet of meeting space and the world's favorite Race & Sports SuperBook®, which is home to Nevada's largest wagering system and more than 4,500 square feet of newly-updated state-of-the-art HD video screens, in a comfortable, smoke-free environment. Westgate Las Vegas provides a range of culinary adventures with eight Las Vegas restaurants, including the world-famous Benihana Village, the award-winning Edge Steakhouse, now rated the top restaurant and top steakhouse in Las Vegas on TripAdvisor and Fresco Italiano, the top Italian restaurant in Las Vegas on TripAdvisor.

The home of legendary performer Barry Manilow, the property features entertainment options in the International Theater and the Westgate Cabaret and has recently undergone nearly $300 million in renovations that has encompassed every square inch of the property, including the addition of 300 timeshare villas, a new suite of fine dining restaurants, a fully renovated pool deck, 2,100 remodeled Luxe Rooms & Signature Rooms and the luxurious Serenity Spa in Las Vegas, which was awarded the 2017 Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award. For more information or to book our Las Vegas hotel, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to WestgateLasVegas.com.

September 17, 2021 Broadway World"Barry Manilow Returns to Vegas in a BIG Way: Manilow: The Hits Come Home at Westgate Las Vegas opens to an enthusiastic crowd" by Debbie Hall
Fanilows lined the porte cochère at Westgate Las Vegas on Sept. 15, when the first Copacabana Flash Mob celebrated the anticipated return of Barry Manilow. The iconic singer, songwriter, musician, and producer demonstrated that he is ready to perform again in Manilow: The Hits Come Home in the Westgate International Theater through Dec. 4 with a contract extension through 2022.

The anticipation rose as everyone waited for the sun to set. Just inside the IBar, R & B duo NPerson entertained the crowd. Sean and Brandon Godfrey (Soul of Motown), along with Vinny Adinolfi and son Vin A. (The Bronx Wanders), also reveled in the fun. When the party moved outside, Copacabana Flash Mob performed again for the hundreds of people dancing in anticipation. Gordon Prouty, the hotel's VP of Public & Community Relations, introduced Cami Christensen, Westgate's President and General Manager. She spoke about her memories of Barry Manilow, listening to his music while driving across the country, not realizing that one day she would get to work with the entertainer.

Then the special guest and headliner arrived in a limo and spoke to the adoring crowd. "It's wonderful working here at the Westgate. I've worked every place ... every place! And we're crazy about this place. We're crazy about the people who run it, we're crazy about the audiences that come to see us, and we love the showroom that we're in. I hope you all come to see our show and thank you all for coming to this event," Barry says. To screams and cheers, he turned around to the big switch on the outdoor stage, flipped it, and a huge spotlight shined on Barry's latest banner on the towering resort, which can be seen for miles.

His original residency was at the property, then known as the Las Vegas Hilton, home to Elvis Presley and Barbara Streisand. At 78 years of age, his career has spanned over 50 years. Hits include "Could It Be Magic," "Mandy," "I Write the Songs," "Can't Smile Without You," and his signature "Copacabana (At the Copa)." He released 51 Top 40 singles, including 13 No. 1 hits, 28 top 10, and 36 in the top 20 selling 13 platinum and six multi-platinum albums. At the beginning of his career, Barry has written and performed songs used in commercials for corporations including Pepsi-Cola, McDonald's, and Band-Aid. He has been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards (winning once) as a producer, arranger, and performer and produced Grammy-nominated albums for Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick, Nancy Wilson, and Sarah Vaughan. Barry has sold more than 85 million records as a solo artist worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists.

Manilow: The Hits Come Home will perform in the Westgate International Theater at the Westgate Las Vegas, 3000 Paradise Road. Performance dates are Sept. 17 and 18, Sept. 23-25, Oct. 14-16, Oct. 14-16, Oct. 21-23, Nov. 11-13, and Dec. 2-4. To purchase tickets and more info, click here.

September 16, 2021 Fox 5 Las Vegas KVVU-TV"Barry Manilow returns to Las Vegas: Barry Manilow returns to the Westgate Resort & Casino for his residency" by Jon Archuleta
Barry Manilow is getting ready for his big return to the Las Vegas stage. The legendary 78-year-old singer made a special appearance at Westgate Resort & Casino on Wednesday night where his residency will be. There was a flash mob outside the hotel-casino dancing to Manilow's hits. Then, in front of a group of fans, Manilow pushed a button to light his marquee on the side of Westgate. His shows run on select dates from Sept. 16-Feb. 11, 2022.

September 16, 2021 Las Vegas Magazine"Barry Manilow back in Vegas" by Nina King
On Wednesday, Sept. 15, Westgate Las Vegas celebrated the return of Barry Manilow to the hotel with a special presentation and unveiling of a huge panel stretching several stories on the hotel’s exterior. As fans and hotel guests gathered in the porte cochére to catch a glimpse of the entertainer during a press conference announcing his return to the iconic International Theater, they were treated to a flash mob dancing to Manilow’s famous hit, “Copacabana.”

After the performance, Westgate President and General Manager Cami Christensen welcomed fans and spoke about Manilow’s return. “Eighteen months ago, we said goodbye to the Manilow family. And sadly, we did not know when they were going to return,” she said. “...There are 2,000 team members in that building right there that are so excited to have you back. And they miss you so much. Welcome home.”

With that, the spry singer took to the stage and said a few words, and as the crowd counted down, the huge panel was unveiled. Barry Manilow: The Hits Come Home resumes Sept. 16, and plays several dates every month, continuing into 2022. Westgate Las Vegas, Sept. 16-18 & 23-25, Oct. 14-16 & 21-23, Nov. 11-13 and Dec. 2-4, 800.745.3000 (Ticketmaster).

September 16, 2021 Las Vegas Review-Journal"Barry Manilow to extend Las Vegas residency at Westgate" by John Katsilometes
We have experienced some Manilow by the numbers as the recording superstar reopens at Westgate Las Vegas. We’ve had the number of verses in “Copacabana” (three). The number of flash mobs performed to the song Wednesday at the hotel’s entrance (two). The number of dancers grooving to that tune (100). And, most pertinent for “Fanilows,” the number of new shows set for Barry Manilow in 2022 (15). Those dates cover Feb. 10 -12, Feb. 17 – 19, March 3 – 5, April 7 – 9 and April 21 – 23. The dates are onsale for Maniow’s fan club 10 a.m. Monday. Additional onsale info to be announced.
September 16, 2021 Daily Mail"Ready To Take A Chance Again! Barry Manilow, 78, confirms the return of his Las Vegas residency after COVID-19 pandemic forced veteran star to reschedule shows" by Jason Chester
It wasn't exactly the Copacabana, but sunny Las Vegas was an adequate replacement as Barry Manilow confirmed the return of his hugely popular residency on Wednesday. The legendary American singer is returning to the stage at the International Theater at Westgate after the COVID-19 pandemic prompted him to postpone and reschedule all of his dates in 2020.

Confirming the news at a special event in Vegas, Manilow, 78, looked delighted to be back in the spotlight with his delayed show, appropriately titled 'Barry Manilow - The Hits Come Home!' The singer confirmed in August 2020 that all concert dates would be rescheduled after the venue was closed down due to safety concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus ("I hope this note finds you safe, healthy and wearing a mask. Just like you, we are dealing with the uncertainty of the future and processing information as quickly as we can. As you probably already know, the state of Nevada is currently operating under the Governor’s State of Emergency Order. That means that none of the state’s entertainment venues, including Westgate’s International Theater, are allowed to operate. Trust me, there is nothing that would make my heart happier than to be back home at Westgate and in the International Theater performing for you, my friends. But for everyone’s health and safety, that just has to wait. In the meantime, out of an abundance of caution and respect for all the plans that everyone has to make … and change … and make again ... we are going to postpone the planned Fall 2020 concerts.").

With the world slowly adapting to a 'new normal,' Manilow fielded questions from Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino President and General Manager Cami Christensen, who wore a face covering as she joined him outside the venue. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak Manlow performed more than 500 shows at Westgate following its original launch in May 2018.

Speaking to the Hoda Kotb podcast in June, he admitted to missing his band during lockdown, with the singer referring to them as his 'family.' 'The first thing I want to do is hug them,” he said. 'People don’t realize how close you get to your band.'

Manilow's current concert dates will run at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino from September 16 – 18, 2021, with further shows taking place from September 23 - 25, 2021.

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August 23, 2021 Variety"Barry Manilow’s ‘Harmony’ Musical Will Finally Get Its First NYC Run in Spring 2022: The production was conceived with book and lyrics writer Bruce Sussman" by Chris Willman
Barry Manilow fans never got to hear the end of his set at Saturday’s “We Love NYC” Central Park concert, after the all-star show got shut down right in the middle of a Manilow medley. But there’ll finally be an ending to the saga of his stage musical “Harmony” coming to New York City, as the show has been set for a seven-week run in the spring of 2022 — 25 years after it first premiered in California.

“Harmony” will be presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) in the Edmond J. Safra Hall Theatre at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Previews start March 23 of next year, with regular performances beginning April 13 and running through May 8. Tony winner Warren Carlyle will direct. Conceived by Manilow with book and lyrics writer Bruce Sussman, “Harmony” has taken a long road to get there — and not just because this particular NYTF production has been delayed a couple of times, first from its planned 2019 bow to 2020, followed by the pandemic necessitating a second postponement.

The show premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse near San Diego, the incubator for many Broadway productions over the years, in 1997. A planned production in Philadelphia in 2003 that was supposed to lead to Broadway, with Brian d’Arcy James leading the cast, got shut down during rehearsals when the producers ran millions of dollars short of capitalizing the show. Ten years later, “Harmony” got new life in a production at the Alliance Theater Company in Atlanta, but a New York follow-up slipped out of its grasp then, too.

Although this version of “Harmony” is not set for Broadway, it lands with a prestigious company. Before the pandemic, the NYTF’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish” won a Drama Desk award in 2019, along with a a Lucille Lortel Award and several other honors. The company is no new kid on the block — it’s now in its 107th season. Producers are quick to note that, despite the theater company’s name and the title of that previous award-winning production, “Harmony” will be very much in English. The show is based on a true story, that of the Comedian Harmonists, a group of six young men in 1920s Germany who “took the world by storm” -- as the show description says -- with their music and comedy, until the inclusion of Jewish singers in the act put them in the path of a much bigger storm brewing.

This production’s director is also its choreographer. Carlyle won the Tony in 2014 for his choreography for “After Midnight,” a show that also got him a Tony nomination for best director. He was again Tony-nominated in 2019 for his choreography on the “Kiss Me Kate” revival. He directed and choreographed “Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway,” and his association with Jackman continued with directing the actor-singer on a 2019 world tour as well as choreographing the star in an upcoming Broadway revival of “The Music Man.”

Said NYTF artistic director Zalmen Mlotek, “The core of NYTF’s mission will always be the promotion of the great literary, dramatic and musical traditions of the Yiddish theater. We will venture beyond Yiddish when presented with opportunities to tell important Jewish stories, in other languages, particularly when these stories otherwise would not be told. The storied career of the Comedian Harmonists, one of the most popular performers in pre-war Europe, represents how antisemitism can infect even the most ‘civilized’ of societies. The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene is proud to bring their story to a wider public.”

Manilow has not been entirely absent on Broadway during the year spent trying to get “Harmony” there. His revue “Manilow Broadway” played at the Lunt-Fontanne in the second half 2019 and represented the fifth trip to Broadway for a show based around his music.

August 23, 2021 Broadway.com"Barry Manilow's Harmony to Have New York Debut in March 2022" by Caitlin Moynihan
Harmony, the long-gestating original musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, finally has a New York premiere date after several delays. The production is now scheduled to begin performances at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on March 23, 2022 ahead of an opening night on April 13. Tony winner Warren Carlyle will direct. Casting is to be announced. “In our long and exciting collaboration, nothing thrills us more than today’s announcement that our beloved Harmony is coming to the National Yiddish Theatre Foksbiene in New York," Manilow and Sussman said in a statement. "This is what we’ve always wanted to do—create an original show with an original score based on a story that needs to be told."

Harmony tells the true story of the Comedian Harmonists, an ensemble of six talented young men in 1920s Germany who took the world by storm with their signature blend of sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics, until their inclusion of Jewish singers put them on a collision course with history. The musical has had a long journey to New York. Its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in 1997 starred Danny Burstein, Rebecca Luker and Patrick Wilson. Tony Yazbeck, Wayne Alan Wilcox and Leigh Ann Larkin led the principal cast of the 2013 run at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta and at Los Angeles’ Ahmanson Theatre in 2014. A private reading reportedly took place in August 2019 with Jessie Mueller, Kate Baldwin, Reeve Carney, Rob McClure, John Behlmann, Jarrod Spector and Nicholas Barasch all participating.

August 23, 2021 Playbill"Barry Manilow’s Harmony Musical Will Now Open in 2022: Warren Carlyle will direct Manilow and Bruce Sussman's show about the Comedian Harmonists" by Andrew Gans
The long-awaited New York debut of Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's Harmony, which had most recently been postponed to this year, will now open in March 2022. National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene will present the musical beginning March 23 in the newly renovated Edmond J. Safra Hall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Opening night is scheduled for April 13 for a run through May 8. Tony winner Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs.

The musical tells the true story of the Comedian Harmonists, an ensemble of six young men in 1920s Germany who took the world by storm with their blend of sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics, until their inclusion of Jewish singers put them on a collision course with history. Harmony is produced in association with Ken Davenport. Garry C. Kief is serving as producer along with Amuse Inc., Susan Dubow, and Neil Gooding Productions and in association with Wilfried Rimensberger of Stiletto Entertainment.

Prior to Harmony, NYTF and New York City Opera will present the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's new opera The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, based on Giorgio Bassani’s 1962 novel. With a libretto by Michael Korie, the production is set on the eve of World War II and tells the story of an aristocratic Italian-Jewish family, the Finzi-Continis, who believe they will be immune to the changes happening around them. Performances begin January 19, 2022. Visit NYTF.org.

August 23, 2021 Broadway World"HARMONY, the New Musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, Comes to New York in 2022: The production will be helmed by Tony Award-winning director Warren Carlyle at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF)" by Stephi Wild
Harmony, the new musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, is coming to New York City in March 2022! The production will be helmed by Tony Award-winning director Warren Carlyle at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF). The musical tells the true story of the Comedian Harmonists, an ensemble of six talented young men in 1920s Germany who took the world by storm with their signature blend of sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics, until their inclusion of Jewish singers put them on a collision course with history. Harmony is based in part on The Comedian Harmonist Archive as curated by the late Dr. Peter Czada.

Fresh from the stellar success of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, which won multiple honors including a 2019 Drama Desk Award, NYTF will present Harmony in English, with previews beginning on March 23, 2022, and the production running from April 13-May 8, 2022, in the newly renovated Edmond J. Safra Hall theatre at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, NYC. For tickets to Harmony, visit NYTF.org or call 855-449-4658. Contact 212-655-7653 for all other inquires.

August 23, 2021 TheaterMania"Barry Manilow's Harmony [to] Have NYC Premiere: Production will be presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene" by David Gordon
The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene has announced its 2022 season, featuring Barry Manilow's Harmony ... Manilow's long-aborning musical Harmony will be presetned March 23-May 8, with Warren Carlyle directing and choreographing. The production was originally scheduled to run during the same period in 2020, though the run was delayed in late 2019 due to a variety of conflicts. With music by Manilow and book and lyrics by Bruce Sussman, Harmony "tells the true story of the Comedian Harmonists, a group of six talented young men, Jewish and gentile, who came together in 1920s Germany and took the world by storm with their signature blend of sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics. Together they sold millions of records, starred in a dozen films and packed the houses of the most prestigious concert halls around the globe, until the world they knew changed forever. [The show] will be presented in the newly renovated Edmond J. Safra Hall theatre at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

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May 24, 2021 Palm Springs LifeBarry Manilow Makes Return Locally in December: Barry Manilow will once again perform 5 holiday concerts to raise funds for 25 Coachella Valley charities in December at McCallum Theatre
Music legend Barry Manilow will once again perform five holiday concerts to raise funds for 25 charities in the Coachella Valley including AAP – Food Samaritans. Manilow’s A Gift of Love V concerts will feature his hit songs and holiday favorites. His past holiday concerts have surprised audiences with a children’s choir, Santa Claus, and even snow. Concerts are scheduled for Dec. 7-8 and again Dec. 10-12 at the McCallum Theatre.

“Barry is an outstanding member of our Palm Springs community, and we are all so very fortunate that he is so generous," says Mark Anton, CEO and executive director of AAP – Food Samaritans. "After such a long period where we were unable to hold fundraising events, this is a tremendous opportunity for us. If you’re thinking about going, select AAP – Food Samaritans at the time of purchase.”

Tickets range from $59.99 to $499.99. A limited number of VIP tickets range from $500 to $2,000 and include special access and benefits. All tickets allow purchasers to designate which of the 25 charities benefit from their purchase. General and VIP Premium tickets are on sale exclusively online at AGOL5.com or by phone at 424-298-4818. Manilow is contributing his performances to the A Gift of Love V concerts and will not be compensated. 100 percent of the proceeds will be given to charities.

May 24, 2021 KESQ News Channel 3"Barry Manilow’s holiday concerts for charity set to return in December" by Jesus Reyes
Pop culture icon and music legend Barry Manilow will once again perform five holiday concerts to raise funds for 25 charities in the Coachella Valley. Manilow's "A Gift of Love" holiday concerts is scheduled to return from Dec. 7 to Dec 12 at the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert. Tickets range from $59.99 to $499.99. A limited number of VIP tickets range from $500 to $2,000 and include special access and benefits. All tickets allow purchasers to designate which of the 25 charities benefit from their purchase. AAP – Food Samaritans is among the beneficiaries.

“Barry Manilow is an outstanding member of our Palm Springs community, and we are all so very fortunate that he is so generous. After such a long period where we were unable to hold fundraising events, this is a tremendous opportunity for us. If you’re thinking about going, please select AAP – Food Samaritans at the time of purchase,” Mark Anton, C.E.O./Executive Director of the charity said of the news.

General and VIP Premium tickets are on sale exclusively online at AGOL5.com or by phone at (424) 298-4818. The 25 charities benefitting from the 2020 A Gift of Love V concerts are:

  • Manilow Music Project
  • Act For MS
  • AAP - Food Samaritans
  • Angel View
  • Animal Samaritans
  • Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children
  • Boys & Girls Club of Coachella Valley
  • Boo2Bullying
  • Lifestream Blood Bank
  • Coachella Valley Horse Rescue
  • Desert AIDS Project
  • Desert ARC
  • Desert Symphony
  • Guide Dogs of the Desert
  • Hanson House
  • Jewish Family Service
  • Joslyn Center
  • Muses
  • Palm Springs Police Officers Association
  • PAWS & Hearts
  • Safe Schools Desert Cities
  • SafeHouse of the Desert
  • Save Oswit Canyon
  • The Living Desert
  • Well In The Desert
May 6, 2021 KSNV-TV News 3 Las Vegas"Barry Manilow returning to Westgate Las Vegas in September" by Matthew Seeman
Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow will return to perform at Westgate Las Vegas this September, the resort announced Thursday. "Barry Manilow: The Hits Come Home!" will return to the International Theater for shows beginning Thursday, Sept. 16. "I can't wait to get back on stage at my Las Vegas home, the International Theater, and get back together with our amazing fans," Manilow said in a statement.

Shows originally scheduled for June have been postponed, and new dates have been added to the calendar in November and December. Westgate says it will follow all health and safety protocols that are in effect. Manilow, known for chart-topping hits like "Mandy," "Can't Smile Without You" and "I Write the Songs," has performed more than 500 shows in Las Vegas. He's been performing in residency at Westgate since May 2018.

Current show dates are as follows:

  • September 16 – 18, 2021
  • September 23 - 25, 2021
  • October 14 - 16, 2021
  • October 21 - 23, 2021
  • November 11 – 13, 2021
  • December 2 – 4, 2021

Tickets will start at $54.75 plus taxes and fees. Westgate will contact those with tickets for June dates for rescheduling options.

May 6, 2021 Las Vegas Review-Journal"Barry Manilow sets date for relaunch at Westgate: 'Barry Manilow: The Hits Come Home' will relaunch at the Westgate Las Vegas in September" by John Katsilometes
“Barry Manilow: The Hits Come Home” are finally home in September. And, Manilow will be singing at his Las Vegas home at the start of the holiday season. Manilow has pushed his reopening at Westgate’s International Theater to Sept. 16, the hotel announced Thursday. These were the dates originally set for June. Manilow’s upcoming dates in the fall are Sept. 16-18, Sept. 23-25, Oct. 14-16, and Oct. 21-23. He’s back Nov. 11-13, and Dec. 2-4 (tickets start at $54.74 and are on sale now). Those who have tickets for the postponed June shows will be contacted directly with rescheduling options.

Manilow’s December performances line up with the possibility Manilow will continue on for his first holiday-themed residency production in Las Vegas. He has performed more than 500 shows in his Westgate production, which debuted in May 2018. The show is a spirited run of Manilow’s classics, topped with a lengthy, feather-filled account of "Copacabana." "I can’t wait to get back on stage at my Las Vegas home, the International Theater, and get back together with our amazing fans," the superstar said in a statement issued Thursday. Manilow has long been a Vegas residency favorite. He spent five years, 2005-2010, at the Las Vegas Hilton (which is today’s Westgate) and another two at Paris Las Vegas.

May 6, 2021 KLAS-TV 8 News Now"Barry Manilow will return to the Westgate’s International Theater in September" by Nikki Bowers
“Looks like we made it” because Barry Manilow: The Hits Come Home returns to the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino’s International Theater on Thursday, September 16. Legendary performer Barry Manilow has performed more than 500 shows in Las Vegas.

“Barry Manilow: The Hits Come Home!” made its debut in May 2018 to rave reviews and sold-out audiences and earned Best of Las Vegas Awards for Best Resident Performer/Headliner in 2018, 2019, and again in 2020. Manilow was also inducted into the inaugural Las Vegas Magazine Hall of Fame in 2020.

Along with his legendary melodic voice, “Barry Manilow: The Hits Come Home!” showcases massive video walls, sets, and special effects. The show is a non-stop evening of Manilow’s massive catalog of Top 40 Hits. “I can’t wait to get back on stage at my Las Vegas home, the International Theater, and get back together with our amazing fans,” Barry Manilow said.

The award-winning show will also add new show dates this year in November and December to replace the June performances that are now postponed. The Westgate sasys all governmental health and safety protocols that are in effect will be closely followed.

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March 1, 2021 Bistro Awards"Song #13 in this running series: 'When October Goes' – Music by Barry Manilow, lyrics by Johnny Mercer" by Mark Dundas Wood
The lucky thirteenth installment of Cabaret Setlist centers on “When October Goes,” a short, bittersweet, and evocative ballad of love and loss. The song, which debuted in 1984, has gradually come into its own as a modern standard. It has a most unusual pedigree. Its words were written by one of the most beloved lyricists of the mid–20th century: Johnny Mercer. Its melody was composed by pop vocalist Barry Manilow about eight years after Mercer’s death. The singing star had spent the earliest years of his career in New York City cabaret venues, most famously as pianist for rising star Bette Midler. Manilow first performed “When October Goes” on his album 2:00 AM Paradise Café, a suite of original, jazz-inflected melodies that featured guest performances by Sarah Vaughan and Mel Tormé.

Here’s the abridged story of how Manilow came to set Mercer’s lyric for the song: A few years after the lyricist’s death, his widow, Ginger Mercer, arranged to send some unfinished lyrics to Manilow. Toward the end of his life, her husband had become fond of the younger man’s music. She wondered—would he want to try his hand at setting some of Johnny’s unfinished pieces? Manilow was game, and he soon set “When October Goes.” The number became the centerpiece of the Paradise Café album, which climbed to #28 on the Billboard 200 chart and eventually went Platinum.

Much of the song’s appeal resides in its simplicity. “When October Goes” has no introductory verse. The main melody centers around a series of phrases of six syllables that gently rise and then softly fall, as if they are reaching for something that’s not quite accessible. On the fourth phrase, the notes end in an ascension rather than a drop, creating a hint of hope, perhaps. The melodic line takes different turns as the tune progresses, but the song has no bridge to speak of. The melody seems to come to an end. But then a coda is heard, providing a release and a strange kind of benediction, a mere three lines long.

As for the lyrical content, it is similarly uncomplicated. At the top of the song, the protagonist, communicating in present tense, is focused on the surrounding autumnal landscape, both natural and human-made: the year’s first snowflakes, chimneys with smoke curling from them. The most striking thing to me about the lyric is that it begins with a conjunction: “And...” This suggests that the protagonist is in the middle of a thought or a conversation or a daydream before the first note is sung. “And when October goes / The snow begins to fly.” The question of what may have immediately preceded that thought gives the song a hint of mystery, right from the beginning.

The character’s attention soon moves upward from smoky roofs to distant airplanes passing overhead. Then, immediately, the focus shifts back to earth, to a group of children scurrying home as night falls. Their joyful enthusiasm for life inspires memories of the protagonist’s own past: “Oh, for the fun of them, / When I was one of them.” The character’s nostalgia finally touches on a dream of embracing a loved one. This is the one point in the song when the listener is addressed as “you”: “...You are in my arms / To share the happy years.” This “you” is likely a romantic partner, but there is nothing in the song suggesting it couldn’t be a parent, a child, or a dear friend. The protagonist fights back tears before the coda, in which a kind of truce is reached with both the coming winter and the human loss that winter signifies.

It wasn’t long after the success of Paradise Café that “When October Goes" prompted some notable covers ... Rosemary Clooney’s 1987 take is steady and straightforward. She sings the number without vocal frills. Clooney’s protagonist pours out her heart—broken though it may be—without flinching. In this live performance, there’s often a slight smile, both on her face and in her voice ... By 1991, Manilow had set several other lyrics from among those sent to him by Ginger Mercer. They were showcased in Nancy Wilson’s album With My Lover Beside Me, which Manilow produced. "When October Goes" is a highlight of the collection ... The robust baritone of the late Robert Goulet makes for another very pleasing rendition. Goulet’s powerful singing is accompanied by an almost samba-ish soft-rock styling that flares into something more flamboyant at key moments ... A 2003 recording by jazz performer Diane Schuur employs a lavish orchestration to underscore the vocalist’s avid throb. Schuur, near the end of the cut, includes the sort of vocal embellishments that the serene Clooney avoids, but her version is equally earnest and strong ... “When October Goes” [has been paired] or blended with it is “Autumn Leaves,” which also happens to have a Mercer lyric. [The] late Nancy LaMott was one of the first singers to put the two songs together (in 1992). Listening to her version (with an arrangement by Christopher Marlowe), you’ll understand the impulse for pairing the numbers ... Chicago-based vocalist Megon McDonough sang "When October Goes" as the title track of a 1991 album, When October Goes - Autumn Love Songs, which included tracks by various performers. [McDonough] has long been a Manilow fan, but she came to know this song through the Clooney version ... Bistro Award recipient Lisa Viggiano performed the song in 2002, when she was living in the San Francisco Bay area, at a gala show for the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation, which provides funding for AIDS organizations, homeless youth, and anti-hunger programs ... The version that two-time Bistro Awards honoree Amy Beth Williams created for a 2015 Don’t Tell Mama show, Crazy to Love You, is considerably more complex than some of the previously mentioned renditions. [Williams] was a fan of Manilow’s. [She] had latched onto “When October Goes” during “an incredibly intense relationship change.”

I’m about to wrap up my examination of “When October Goes” when I receive a response to an email I’ve sent earlier. Barry Manilow has agreed to speak with me about his song. To say that this news makes my day is an understatement. Early on a February afternoon, I receive the phone call from Palm Springs. After explaining exactly what I want to talk about, I ask Manilow about having received those lyrics from Ginger Mercer more than 35 years ago. “It’s a very short story...” he says. “Back in the early eighties, I guess, I got a phone call from my record company. This was after Johnny Mercer had passed away. Ginger Mercer -- his widow -- had discovered a stack of lyrics that he had written—that nobody had ever put music to. They weren’t all completed, and some of them were in his handwriting and some were typewritten. She didn’t know what to do with them, and she liked my work and asked my record company whether they could get [them] to me.”

Manilow told the record company to send the lyrics his way. He still has them, along with the manila envelope in which they had arrived. He recalls first looking over the lyrics in that packet: “Some of them sounded like they should have been in Broadway musicals... They looked like they were coming from a [theatrical] situation. They were ‘cowboy’ kind of lyrics, and I don’t know what situations they were in, but they weren’t all pop songs. But some of them were. They were lyrics that sounded like a Johnny Mercer pop song that any one of those great composers would have put melodies to. And one of them was ‘When October Goes.’ That was the first one that I pulled out. And I stuck it on the piano, and I hit the cassette machine. I hit the piano keys and I read the lyric and I sang the song. I shut the cassette machine off, and that was it. I never went back. I never had to fix it up. I never had to change anything. It was just right there. It was written before I got there. I don’t know how something like that happens. Maybe Johnny was sitting on my shoulder and showing me what he wanted.”

Whether or not something paranormal had occurred, Manilow was happy with his composition. He added “When October Goes” to the stack of songs he planned to use on his upcoming album. “When we recorded it, the band knew that there was something going on with that song. I had a second pianist there. I played piano, but I had a real jazz pianist, Bill Mays. And he looked up and he said, ‘Whoa, this is big.’ And it went on the album, and it was always the standout cut from the Paradise Café album.”

Manilow describes that final recording in detail in his liner notes for 2:00 AM Paradise Café. [The] events of that date were, in their own way, as serendipitous as his randomly picking up the “When October Goes” lyric from that stack of papers in Ginger Mercer’s manila envelope. He had taped the songs, along with their musical connective tissue, during the last couple of studio dates, but at the very end of the final session, he decided to try recording the entire album in a single take. “They started to roll the tape - it was tape at the time. We started at the beginning and we ended at the end. And that’s the album. It was just one long take. We had rehearsed for a week, and [the musicians] knew these songs in their bones. It was just thrilling.”

He claims that the Paradise Café album changed his musical life: “That was the moment I said, “OK, this is why I’m in the music business. And I can’t go back to doing ‘I Write the Songs.’ I can’t do it anymore. And then I left Arista Records and Clive [Davis]—with his brilliant singles and charts and bullets and all that stuff I’d been doing for 10 years. That changed everything.”

Of course, Manilow didn’t abandon his pop career altogether. Certainly, he has continued to sing “I Write the Songs” over the decades. But he’d come to the awareness that there were other musical options to be considered. Of the 35 or 40 Mercer lyrics that Manilow received, he has found melodies for about 15. Inspiration didn’t come quite as readily to him for these other numbers as it did for “When October Goes.” In addition to composing music for songs on the Nancy Wilson album, Manilow set a Christmas lyric of Mercer’s, “I Guess There Ain’t No Santa Claus.” He included that jocular song, about being lovelorn during the Christmas season, on his first holiday album.

Generally, he believes that the melodies that come quickly to him tend to be more successful. “I think the listener can hear the struggle. I find that when I don’t have to struggle, then I know I’ve got something... ‘Copacabana’ was the same thing. Bruce [Sussman] and Jack [Feldman] gave me the lyric, and I just played it down, and that was it.’”

In 2000, Manilow made a couple of New York City appearances that commemorated his connection with the cabaret community. He showed up at the annual Cabaret Convention, produced by the Mabel Mercer Foundation, on an evening when the artistry of a Mercer named Johnny was celebrated. And he appeared at the Manhattan Association of Cabaret Awards, where he was presented with that year’s Board of Directors Award. “That was great...” he says, “Those people with their stories and their medleys and their humor and their passion, I took everything I learned from them and put it into the pop world. And I think that really made a difference with my career. ’Cause nobody was doing that. There were no guys that were doing that. Everybody was either rock and roll or just jumpin’ around the stage. I was doing what [cabaret performers] were doing: talking to the audience, kibitzing with them, doing medleys... These people were filled with ideas, and I just loved working with them. And it was an honor to get an award from them and to see them all, from Jamie deRoy to Jane Scheckter. I’d played for all of them, and they were my friends.”

When I let him know that “When October Goes” remains popular in the cabaret community, he is pleased. “It makes me feel great that those people that I admired so much discovered a song that I wrote.”

I ask him if he has any advice for singers thinking about performing the number. “Warm up - there’s a high note at the end,” he jokes. But then he adds: “Just tell the truth. Don’t worry about the notes, just tell the truth. And it’ll work.”

February 3, 2021 Hollywood OutbreakThe 1970s: The Decade That Made Barry Manilow A Star
It was 50 years ago that Bette Midler spotted a twenty-something pianist playing a show in New York City and asked him to be the piano player in her show. Little did she know she’d just recruited a man who was on the cusp of stardom himself, Barry Manilow. Manilow, who’d spent most of the previous decade writing commercial jingles, released his first album in 1973 and hasn’t looked back since. He’s won a Grammy Award, a Tony Award, a pair of Emmy Awards, and he’s been honored for selling more than 75 million albums during his illustrious career. But even though he’s been performing across six decades now, he told us there’s nothing that compare to the heights he hit back in the ’70s. (Click below to hear Barry Manilow)

Manilow is hoping to return to his Las Vegas residency this June.

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October 15, 2020 New York Times"Barry Manilow’s Bubble..." by Ruth La Ferla
With the New York charity scene on hiatus, here is how some patrons and society figures are spending their time and resources during the pandemic ... Barry Manilow. Age: 77. Occupation: singer-songwriter, musician, producer. Favorite charity: Children’s Diabetes Foundation in Denver.

Ruth La Ferla (RLF): Where have you been hunkering down?
Barry Manilow (BM): We have two places, one in Palm Springs and one up in the mountains. We run to the mountains during the heat. We are in a bubble. I don’t think my partner, Garry Kief, and I have left the house in seven months. We’ve been together for 41 years. Staying put is much easier when there is somebody with you.

RLF: Has seclusion posed special challenges?
BM: In the first couple of months I was OK with it. I am in that 70-year-old world, so I don’t want to tempt fate. But as the time has gone on, it’s been rattling all of us. Restaurants are closed, theaters are closed, movies are closed. There is nowhere to go. I’m lucky that I don’t live in a one-room apartment. I used to when I was younger, in what was then the slum of Williamsburg, in Brooklyn. I know that plenty of people are living in one room. It must be very difficult for them, after all these months, to play by the rules.

RLF: Has this crisis been difficult professionally?
BM: I had finished a show in Las Vegas in March. We were supposed to perform again the next weekend, but that’s when the ax fell, and we never came back. All the musicians still have their instruments there. My clothes are still there. I’m in some kind of early retirement, which I never intended to be.

RLF: You performed this month for the Children’s Diabetes Foundation, alongside Usher, Burt Bacharach and Cynthia Erivo. Does this gala hold a special meaning for you?
BM: More than 35 years ago I formed a bond with Barbara Davis, the chairwoman and host, who is celebrating her 90th birthday. I have done so many benefits in the course of my career, and I know it’s difficult to get people to commit. But all these years, Barbara has never given up. That’s inspiring.

RLF: How do you envision a post-pandemic future?
BM: So many of us in my world are wondering: When will we all start up again and where are we going to go? What is this world going to look like when we all come out of our cave. Are theaters going to be open? What will happen to all the things that I used to take for granted, things that I liked to complain about: getting on a plane, living out of hotel rooms. I would kill to do that all that now.

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August 24, 2020 Gaming TodayWestgate to postpone Barry Manilow Fall 2020 shows
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino announced today that Fall 2020 performances of Barry Manilow: The Hits Come Home will be postponed.

Barry shared the following message with his fans: “I hope this note finds you safe, healthy and wearing a mask. Just like you, we are dealing with the uncertainty of the future and processing information as quickly as we can. As you probably already know, the State of Nevada is currently operating under the Governor’s State of Emergency Order. That means that none of the state’s entertainment venues, including Westgate’s International Theater, are allowed to operate. Trust me, there is nothing that would make my heart happier than to be back home at Westgate and in the International Theater performing for you, my friends. But for everyone’s health and safety, that just has to wait. In the meantime, out of an abundance of caution and respect for all the plans that everyone has to make…and change…and make again... we are going to postpone the planned Fall 2020 concerts. The great news is that we have put together new show dates throughout 2021. Your current tickets can be rescheduled or transferred for any of the dates below in 2021. One thing this pandemic has taught us is that there are a lot of kind people in the world. Your patience and understanding bring bright spots to my days and remind me that there is more than music that binds us together. When the good times come again, we’ll meet again. Thank you.”

Legendary performer Barry Manilow has performed more than 500 shows in Las Vegas. Barry Manilow: The Hits Come Home! made its debut in May 2018 to rave reviews and sold-out audiences and earned the Best of Las Vegas awards for Best Resident Performer/Headliner in 2018 and again in 2019. This spectacular show is unlike anything Manilow has ever done in his concert tours around the world before with massive video walls, sets, and special effects - a non-stop evening of Manilow’s massive catalogue of Top 40 Hits. “I am looking forward to getting back to my Las Vegas home at Westgate’s International Theater in 2021 and being back together with our amazing fans” Barry Manilow said.

Current 2021 Show Dates:

February 11 – 13, 2021
February 18 – 20, 2021
March 4 – 6, 2021
March 11-13, 2021
May 6 – 8, 2021
June 10 - 12, 2021
June 17- 19, 2021
September 16 – 18, 2021
September 23 - 25, 2021
October 14 - 16, 2021
October 21 - 23, 2021

Those who have already purchased tickets for the rescheduled performances are encouraged to return to their point of sale for rebooking options. All 2021 show dates will be available for rebooking within the next 30 days.

Tickets for MANILOW: LAS VEGAS – The Hits Come Home! tickets range in price from $54.75 to $355.00 plus tax and applicable fees. More information will be available online at WestgateLasVegas.com.

August 24, 2020 Las Vegas Review-Journal"Las Vegas headliner Barry Manilow postpones residency to 2021" by John Katsilometes
Barry Manilow has moved all of his 2020 dates at the International Theater at Westgate to 2021. The recording superstar announced Monday morning his plans to return to the stage beginning in February. “I hope this note finds you safe, healthy and wearing a mask. Just like you, we are dealing with the uncertainty of the future and processing information as quickly as we can,” Manilow said in a public note to his legions of “Fanilows.” “As you probably already know, the state of Nevada is currently operating under the Governor’s State of Emergency Order. That means that none of the state’s entertainment venues, including Westgate’s International Theater, are allowed to operate.”

The rescheduled, select dates begin Feb. 11-13 and run through Feb. 18-20, then into March, May, June, September and October. The full schedule is at westgateresorts.com. His next set of dates was to begin Sept. 17-20 and Sept. 24-26, continuing into October and November.

From the Westgate, ticket holders for the rescheduled dates “are encouraged to return to their point of sale for rebooking options.” Those affected can discuss refund options with those reps. The 2021 performances are available for rebooking over the next 30 days.

“Trust me, there is nothing that would make my heart happier than to be back home at Westgate and in the International Theater performing for you, my friends. But for everyone’s health and safety, that just has to wait,” Manilow said. “In the meantime, out of an abundance of caution and respect for all the plans that everyone has to make ... and change ... and make again ... we are going to postpone the planned Fall 2020 concerts.”

In an interview with Hoda Kotb’s podcast in June, he said he is especially missing his band during the COVID-19 shutdown. He refers to the musicians as “my family.” “The first thing I want to do is hug them,” Manilow said. “People don’t realize how close you get to your band.”

August 24, 2020 KTNV ABC-13 Las VegasBarry Manilow to postpone Fall 2020 shows
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino announced today that Fall 2020 performances of Barry Manilow: The Hits Come Home will be postponed.

Barry shared the following message with his fans: “I hope this note finds you safe, healthy and wearing a mask. Just like you, we are dealing with the uncertainty of the future and processing information as quickly as we can. As you probably already know, the State of Nevada is currently operating under the Governor’s State of Emergency Order. That means that none of the state’s entertainment venues, including Westgate’s International Theater, are allowed to operate. Trust me, there is nothing that would make my heart happier than to be back home at Westgate and in the International Theater performing for you, my friends. But for everyone’s health and safety, that just has to wait. In the meantime, out of an abundance of caution and respect for all the plans that everyone has to make…and change…and make again…we are going to postpone the planned Fall 2020 concerts. The great news is that we have put together new show dates throughout 2021. Your current tickets can be rescheduled or transferred for any of the dates below in 2021. One thing this pandemic has taught us is that there are a lot of kind people in the world. Your patience and understanding bring bright spots to my days and remind me that there is more than music that binds us together. When the good times come again, we’ll meet again. Thank you.”

Those who have already purchased tickets for the rescheduled performances are encouraged to return to their point of sale for rebooking options. All 2021 show dates will be available for rebooking within the next 30 days. Tickets for MANILOW: LAS VEGAS – The Hits Come Home! tickets range in price from $54.75 to $355.00 plus tax and applicable fees. More information will be available on their website.

August 3, 2020 Billboard"Hipgnosis Songs Buys Barry Manilow Catalog" by Lars Brandle
In a statement issued Monday (Aug. 3) to the London Stock Exchange, Hipgnosis said it has acquired 100% of Manilow's worldwide recording royalties (excluding Sound Exchange royalties) in his catalog, comprising 917 songs. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Manilow's biggest hits are included in the deal, including the Billboard Hot 100 leaders “Mandy,” “I Write the Songs" and "Looks Like We Made It," as well as such other big hits as "Can't Smile Without You,” “Copacabana (At the Copa)." "Barry Manilow is an international treasure. He's an incomparable artist, songwriter, arranger, musician and performer,” comments Mercuriadis, founder of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and The Family (Music) Limited.

Manilow was represented by longtime manager Garry Kief and lawyer Doug Davis at The Davis Firm. "Merck has created a new type of music company and I'm looking forward to being part of the family at The Family Music and Hipgnosis Songs," says the veteran singer.

Kief adds, "I've known Merck for most of my 40 year career and have always respected him. At last I finally get to work with him."

Manilow’s long list of accolades includes induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the BMI Icon Award, Society of Singers' Lifetime Achievement Award, a Grammy Award, two Emmy Awards and a special Tony Award.

Manilow has been back in the news, and the charts. In June 2020, his ‘80s recording "When the Good Times Come Again" worked its way up Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart, making Manilow the first artist to span reaching the top 20 of the chart from the '70s to the '20s. It was his 36th top 20 hit on the chart...

August 3, 2020 VarietyBarry Manilow Sells Song Catalog to Hipgnosis
Veteran manager and recording executive Merck Mercuriadis’ Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd. is adding the Barry Manilow catalog to its $1 billion-plus portfolio. Manilow, a Grammy, Tony and Emmy winner, is among the most successful recording artists of the 1970s and 1980s with 50 Top 40 singles to his name. Manilow’s career has continued to flourish in the decades since as a live performer.

Hipgnosis Song Fund already controls approximately 12,000 songs, ranging from Rihanna’s “Umbrellas” to Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” and the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams,” representing $1 billion in acquisitions after its July 2018 IPO on the London Stock Exchange successfully raised $265 million. Mercuriadis boasted of having made “60 deals in the past 21 months” in April, acquiring song publishing catalogs by the likes of Tricky Stewart, Richie Sambora, Benny Blanco, Mark Ronson, Starrah, Poo Bear, Rodney Jerkins and others.

Said Mercuriadis in announcing the acquisition: “Barry Manilow is an International treasure. He’s an incomparable artist, songwriter, arranger, musician and performer. In the 1970s and 80s he redefined mainstream entertainment and drove it to new heights of success with truly classic songs. From ‘Mandy’ to ‘I Write The Songs’, ‘Copacabana’ and ‘Looks Like We Made It’ he is one of those rare artists that unites everyone. We are honored to have Barry and Garry join the Hipgnosis Family.”

“Merck has created a new type of music company and I’m looking forward to being part of the family at The Family Music and Hipgnosis Songs,” added Manilow ... Manilow was represented in the deal by manager Garry Kief and attorney Doug Davis at The Davis Firm.

August 3, 2020 Fox Business"Barry Manilow's entire music catalog purchased by Hipgnosis Songs Fund" by Tyler McCarthy
Barry Manilow’s entire music catalog has been purchased by Hipgnosis Songs Fund in the latest move by the new company to invest in popular artists’ music. Manilow is a Grammy-, Tony- and Emmy-winning artist who earned 50 Top 40 singles throughout his immensely successful career. He was one of the most popular recording artists of the 1970s and 1980s and his hits continue to endure to this day. As a result, he’s just the kind of artist that Hipgnosis Songs Fund is courting as part of its business model.

“Merck has created a new type of music company and I’m looking forward to being part of the family at The Family Music and Hipgnosis Songs,” Manilow told Variety in announcing the news.

According to the outlet, the company, helmed by veteran manager and recording executive Merck Mercuriadis, already controls roughly 12,000 songs, including Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” and the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams. Per its deals, it is able to collect royalties on all.

“Barry Manilow is an International treasure. He’s an incomparable artist, songwriter, arranger, musician and performer. In the 1970s and 80s he redefined mainstream entertainment and drove it to new heights of success with truly classic songs. From ‘Mandy’ to ‘I Write The Songs’, ‘Copacabana’ and ‘Looks Like We Made It’ he is one of those rare artists that unites everyone. We are honored to have Barry and Garry join the Hipgnosis Family,” Mercuriadis added. “All of our songs have a proven track record and we do not speculate on new songs regardless of the past performance of the songwriter, producer or artist,” Mercuriadis wrote. “These proven hit songs produce reliable, predictable and uncorrelated cash flows which are highly investible.” Terms of its deal with Manilow were not disclosed.

As Billboard noted, Manilow has been back in the news as of late due to his 1980s hit “When the Good Times Come Again” climbing the Adult Contemporary charts in June 2020. As a result, he became the first artist to reach the top 20 of the chart from the 1970s until the present day. It marks his 36th top-20 hit overall.

August 3, 2020 The Guardian"Could it be magic? Barry Manilow song rights sold to Hipgnosis" by Mark Sweney
A London-listed firm that offers investors the chance to cash in on the royalties from songs by famous artists has struck a deal to buy the music catalogue of Barry Manilow, whose five-decade career includes global hits such as Mandy and Copacabana (At the Copa). Manilow, who released his self-titled debut album in 1973 and first reached the top of the US chart two years later with Mandy, has sold more than 85m albums worldwide.

Hipgnosis, founded by Merck Mercuriadis, the former manager of acts including Elton John, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden and Beyoncé, has acquired 100% of Manilow’s worldwide recording royalties covering more than 900 songs including hits such as I Write the Songs and Could It Be Magic? The company aims to build a valuable portfolio of rights to songs that will generate good long-term returns for investors. “Merck has created a new type of music company and I’m looking forward to being part of the family,” said Manilow.

The 77-year-old has released 40 albums and produced albums for other artists including Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick and Sarah Vaughan. “Barry Manilow is an international treasure,” said Mercuriadis. “In the 1970s and 80s he redefined mainstream entertainment and drove it to new heights of success with truly classic songs.” Hipgnosis has snapped up the catalogues of high-profile artists including the Lady Gaga collaborator RedOne, whose credits include Poker Face and Bad Romance, Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart, the Justin Bieber remix of global hit Despacito and the writers of hits including Rihanna’s Umbrella and Beyoncé’s Single Ladies...

August 3, 2020 Quoted Data"Hipgnosis Songs announces Barry Manilow deal" by Shonil Chande
Hipgnosis Songs (SONG) has acquired the music royalty catalogue of Barry Manilow, described as one of the world’s best-selling recording artists of all time, having sold more than 85m records. SONG notes that Barry Manilow has been named the top “Adult Contemporary” chart artist of all time by both R&R and Billboard, He has had 12 Number 1, 29 Top 10 hits and 50 Top 40 singles. A Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, his many accolades include receiving the “BMI Icon Award”, Society of Singers’ “Lifetime Achievement Award”, American Music Awards’ “Favourite Pop/Rock Male Artist” three years running, a Tony Award, an Emmy Award and 15 Grammy Award nominations for his work as a producer, arranger, and performer.

Barry Manilow’s biggest hits include ‘Mandy‘ which was his first Number 1 in 1975 and remains popular to this day with over 65 million streams on Spotify alone; ‘Can’t Smile Without You‘ which reached Number 1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and Number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart; ‘Copacabana (At the Copa)’ which saw Barry Manilow win his first Grammy Award for ‘Best Male Pop Vocal Performance’ in 1979; ‘I Write the Songs’ which was Number 1 in the US and won “Song of the Year” as well as being nominated for “Record of the Year” at the 1976 Grammy Awards; and ‘Looks Like We Made It‘ which was Number 1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart.

Merck Mercuriadis, the founder of SONG, said: “Barry Manilow is an International treasure. He’s an incomparable artist, songwriter, arranger, musician and performer. In the 1970s and 80s he redefined mainstream entertainment and drove it to new heights of success with truly classic songs. From ‘Mandy’ to ‘I Write The Songs’, ‘Copacabana’ and ‘Looks Like We Made It’ he is one of those rare artists that unites everyone. We are honoured to have Barry and Garry join the Hipgnosis Family.”

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June 19, 2020 Broadway WorldBilly Stritch Celebrates Barry Manilow's Birthday on BILLY'S PLACE With Special 'Appearance' by Manilow Himself
Billy Stritch presents "Billy's Place" every Thursday at 8 PM on Facebook Live, and last night's episode was particularly special! Stritch celebrated the great Barry Manilow's birthday, and welcomed a very special guest over the phone - Manilow himself! Stritch shared how much the episode meant to him in a Facebook post: "Well, what can I say about last night's episode of "Billy's Place"? Not only was it very special to sing the music of Barry Manilow but to actually have Barry call and chat with me during the show was a thrill I'll not soon forget! I'm still pinching myself this morning and had to go back and watch it to make sure it really happened. It did!"

June 12, 2020 Billboard.com"Barry Manilow Is As Surprised As You Are By His Pandemic Hit, 'When The Good Times Come Again': The song extends the superstar's chart span on the Adult Contemporary chart to six decades" by Melinda Newman
For Barry Manilow’s self-titled 1989 album, he recorded a wistful ballad, “When the Good Times Come Again,” that was never released as a single. Now, 31 years later, it has become an unlikely hit and a balm as people deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and not being able to see their loved ones for extended periods of time.

This week, the song rose to No. 18 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart, making Manilow the first artist to span reaching the top 20 of the chart from the '70s to the ‘20s. It is his 36th top 20 hit on the chart.

The song's resurrection started after an Israeli fan made a lyric video for the tune as the coronavirus spread. It came to Manilow’s attention and, in late April, he posted it on his Facebook page. His management company, Stiletto Entertainment, sent the song to adult contemporary radio and then RCA/Sony picked up the radio promotion for the release.

The superstar celebrated another milestone earlier this year when Night Songs II debuted at No. 32 on the Billboard 200, marking his sixth consecutive decade of top 40-charting albums beginning with Barry Manilow II in 1975.

From his house in Palm Springs, Manilow spoke to Billboard about his delight in finding himself in the AC top 20 for the first time since 2012, his surprise at missing performing, his concern about the spike in coronavirus cases and when the good times will come again.

Billboard (BB): How are you doing?
Barry Manilow (BM): I get very nervous about people who are running outside and the protest marches. These helicopter shots of thousands of people marching. And I kept saying, “Wait a minute. What happened to the mask and staying six feet away from each other?" What’s going to happen with all these people in every city? In every state? Are they all going to get sick? I think we’re stuck with this. The numbers are beginning to go up all over the place. And me, with my career, I don't know when it'll ever be safe to go to a Broadway show or one of my things in Vegas. When will we all feel comfortable sitting next to somebody?

BB: That’s what’s so remarkable about “When the Good Times Come Again.” Even though it wasn’t written for these times, it somehow fits into the anxious situation we find ourselves in and wondering when we can celebrate good times again together. What does it mean to you that so many people are finding comfort through the song?
BM: The comfort part makes me feel real good. That's what I've always wanted to do. That's what I try to do anytime I'm making a record or anytime I’m performing, my focus is always on [the audience]. My arrows always point out, never back to me. So when you say that it's giving comfort to people, that's exactly what my goal is as an entertainer, as a songwriter, as a performer — to affect people, whether it's to make them laugh or to make them feel good. I just feel very lucky. It's a 30-year old record. I never thought, ever, I would end up on the top 20 ever again but I couldn't be happier about it.

BB: The song, brought to you by Clive Davis and written by Will Jennings and Richard Kerr, has the line “Hope we both survive the world out there.” Do you remember why the song appealed to you originally?
BM: It's a very moving idea. I used to end every concert with that song: “I’ll see you then when the good times come again.” I did it on a tour that lasted around two years and I ended every show with it. That's what got me when Clive presented it to me and it moved me as a song and then it moved the audience every night.

BB: You’d already had some success recording songs written by Will and Richard, like “Looks Like We Made It” and “Somewhere in the Night,” so you must have known their songs were a good match for you.
BM: Yeah, and they're great guys, too. Richard is a beautiful pop composer. I called Richard when this began to happen and said, "Do you have any kind of story you can tell me about how you wrote this?" He said, "All I can remember is that there was a close friend of Will’s and [mine] and he passed away and we were really grieving and that's when we wrote that lyric.” Over the years I have been very proud to introduce songs by talented songwriters like Richard and Will. I think that's my job. I'm very happy to write “Copacabana” and “This One's for You,” but I’m very, very happy to be able to introduce great songs and great songwriters to the public. And this one is very gratifying.

BB: Your history on the Adult Contemporary chart starts with “Mandy,” which hit No. 1 in 1974. Richard Kerr co-wrote the song, so this really brings it all full circle.
BM: My life changed overnight with “Mandy.” Clive found my first album on his desk when he took over Bell Records and changed it to Arista Records. He came down to see me perform and he kept me on his label. I was in the middle of making my second album. He said, “I like it, but you need a hit record.” I had no experience with hit records at all. I said, “No problem. I'll go home right now and write one.” It’s impossible [laughs]. A couple of days later he sent me a demo of a song called “Brandy,” which had been a minor hit in England for the co-writer Scott English. It was rock 'n' roll. I said “Really? You want me to do that?” So I did it just like the record. Clive came into the studio and said, “That's terrible.” I said, “I know it's terrible. That’s not what I do. But during the afternoon, when I was sitting at the piano, I changed the chords around. I found the love song in this rock 'n' roll song and slowed it down. I played him my version of “Brandy” and he said, “Do that! Just do that." We changed the name to "Mandy." And that's the record. There were two takes of me playing the piano and singing it and the first take wasn’t good because I sang Brandy instead of Mandy. [For the second take], we added drums, guitar and strings.

BB: You span six decades on this chart with a top 20 hit in every decade but the ‘90s, when the highest you reached was No. 26.
BM: Damn it. Why don’t you just lie? [laughs]

BB: What does that mean to you?
BM: It's amazing. I never started out wanting to do this, so it's even more amazing because I was going to be an arranger. I was going to be a conductor. I was going to be a songwriter. I never thought about singing or performing or making records. So this kind of career continues to be the most amazing thing that I could ever imagine.

BB: Speaking of performing, you were supposed to be playing your Las Vegas residency during this time and had to postpone the shows. You’ve said that performing is not your favorite thing, but now that you can't do it, is there any part of it that you miss?
BM: All of it. I've been kvetching for years about leaving home and going on the road, but, boy, you never miss the water 'til the well runs dry. Not only do I miss the audiences, I miss my band, I miss the crew. I miss the excitement of that life that I had. Now, and again, I ask Garry [Kief, Manilow’s longtime manager and husband] just to applaud so can I hear that sound again [laughs] … I never thought I'd miss it as deeply as I do. That was the big surprise for me.

BB: You have a home studio. Are you putting it to good use while we're shut down?
BM: When the axe fell, I was in the middle of making an original album, so I can still do that. I'm working on it with Michael Lloyd [who produced “When the Good Times Come Again”]. And Clive gave me another one of his crazy ideas that could very well be another hit idea. So I'm working on two concepts with two albums and that definitely keeps me busy.

BB: Is there anything else about "When The Good Times Come Again" you want to talk about?
BM: Who knows where this is going to wind up? If it stopped right now, it’s been an unbelievable ride for me these last couple of months while we're all going through this nightmare. I'm so glad a song like this can actually make people feel better. I couldn't be more grateful.

May 18, 2020 Press Release"Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Announces 'Manilow: The Hits Come Home' To Reschedule Upcoming Performances: Legendary Singer Barry Manilow Adds New 2021 Show Dates" by Patty Johnson
LAS VEGAS – Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino announced today that Manilow: The Hits Come Home performances for May, June and July will be rescheduled out of an abundance of concern for our guests, team members and performers. Additional show dates for early 2021 have been added. The legendary singer will perform as scheduled for September, October, November and December scheduled shows.

The Grammy-award winning singer has performed more than 500 shows in Las Vegas, and his most recent spectacular, Manilow: The Hits Come Home! made its debut in May 2018 to rave reviews and sold-out audiences. The show earned Best of Las Vegas for Best Resident Performer/Headliner in 2018 and again in 2019. Unlike anything Manilow has ever done in his concert tours around the world before, the show features massive video walls, sets, and special effects – a non-stop evening of Manilow’s massive catalogue of Top 40 Hits.

“I am looking forward to getting back to my Las Vegas home and seeing my fans at the Westgate International Theater this fall,” Barry Manilow said. “And, I am incredibly excited about the newly added performances in 2021.” Those who have already purchased tickets for the rescheduled performances are encouraged to return to their point of sale for rebooking options.

      2020 Show Dates
      September 17 – 19
      September 24 - 26
      October 8 - 10
      October 15 - 17
      October 22 - 24
      November 12 - 14
      November 19 - 21
      December 3 - 5

      New 2021 Show Dates
      February 11 – 13
      February 18 – 20
      March 4 – 6
      March 11 – 13

Tickets for MANILOW: LAS VEGAS – The Hits Come Home! tickets range in price from $49.75 to $329.75 plus tax and applicable fees. More information will be available online at WestgateLasVegas.com. Find the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

ABOUT BARRY MANILOW

Having sold more than 85 million albums worldwide, Barry Manilow is one of the world’s all-time bestselling recording artists. The GRAMMY®, TONY®, and EMMY® Award-winning musician has had an astonishing 50 Top 40 singles including 12 #1s and 27 Top 10 hits. He is ranked as the #1 Adult Contemporary Artist of all time, according to Billboard and R&R magazines.

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ABOUT WESTGATE LAS VEGAS RESORT & CASINO

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, the iconic world-class destination and the home of Legendary Vegas Fun, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 225,000 square feet of meeting space and the world’s largest Race & Sports SuperBook®, which is home to Nevada’s largest wagering system and more than 4,500 square feet of state-of-the-art HD video screens, in a comfortable, smoke-free environment. Westgate Las Vegas provides a range of culinary adventures with eight Las Vegas restaurants, including the world-famous Benihana, the award-winning Edge Steakhouse, now rated the top steakhouse in Las Vegas on TripAdvisor, Fresco Italiano and the newest addition Bar Sake & Robata Grill.

The home of legendary performer Barry Manilow, the property features entertainment options in the International Theater and the Westgate Cabaret and has recently undergone nearly $275 million in renovations that has encompassed every square inch of the property, including the addition of 300 timeshare villas, a new suite of fine dining restaurants, a fully renovated pool deck, 2,100 remodeled Luxe Rooms & Signature Rooms and the luxurious Serenity Spa in Las Vegas, which was awarded the 2017 Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award. For more information or to book our Las Vegas hotel and casino, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to WestgateLasVegas.com.

May 19, 2020 KTNVBarry Manilow reschedules upcoming performances; adds new shows for 2021
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino announced today that Barry Manilow's hit show "Manilow: The Hits Come Home!" will be moving dates. Performances for May, June and July will be rescheduled out of an abundance of concern for guests, team members and performers. Additional show dates for early 2021 have been added. The legendary singer will perform as scheduled for September, October, November and December scheduled shows.

The Grammy-award winning singer has performed more than 500 shows in Las Vegas, and his most recent spectacular, "Manilow: The Hits Come Home!" features massive video walls, sets, and special effects. Tickets for show range in price from $49.75 to $329.75 plus tax and applicable fees. More information can be found on their website.

May 18, 2020 Las Vegas Review-Journal"Barry Manilow to return in September, commits to 2021" by John Katsilometes
Prepare to bust out the 3D glasses and snap the glowsticks. Barry Manilow is vowing to return to his Las Vegas home this year and into 2021. It’s just later than planned. The Westgate Las Vegas headliner is moving his May and June engagements at the International Theater to this fall and winter. Manilow’s “The Hits Come Home” production is due back Sept. 17-19 and Sept. 24-26, with select dates in October, November and December.

And Fanilows can be assured their hero has also committed to a return in 2021 with four weekend engagements in February and March (Visit Westgate website for his whole schedule).

In a statement, Manilow said he was looking forward to coming back to his Vegas residency. “I am incredibly excited about the newly added performances in 2021.” Not surprisingly, the hotel says the schedule shuffle was for COVID-19 health safety concerns and “an abundance of concern for our guests, team members and performers.”

As for tickets, the Westgate directs anyone who has purchased tickets for the rescheduled performances “to return to their point of sale for re-booking options.” But the resort also says ticket holders can obtain refunds upon request...

May 18, 2020 Gaming TodayWestgate announces Manilow rescheduling
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino announced today that Manilow: The Hits Come Home performances for May, June and July will be rescheduled out of an abundance of concern for our guests, team members and performers. Additional show dates for early 2021 have been added. The legendary singer will perform as scheduled for September, October, November and December scheduled shows.

The Grammy-award winning singer has performed more than 500 shows in Las Vegas, and his most recent spectacular, Manilow: The Hits Come Home! made its debut in May 2018 to rave reviews and sold-out audiences. The show earned Best of Las Vegas for Best Resident Performer/Headliner in 2018 and again in 2019. Unlike anything Manilow has ever done in his concert tours around the world before, the show features massive video walls, sets, and special effects - a non-stop evening of Manilow’s massive catalogue of Top 40 Hits.

“I am looking forward to getting back to my Las Vegas home and seeing my fans at the Westgate International Theater this fall,” Barry Manilow said. “And, I am incredibly excited about the newly added performances in 2021.” Those who have already purchased tickets for the rescheduled performances are encouraged to return to their point of sale for rebooking options.

2020 Show Dates:
September 17-19
September 24-26
October 8-10
October 15-17
October 22-24
November 12-14
November 19-21
December 3-5

New 2021 Show Dates:
February 11-13
February 18-20
March 4-6
March 11-13

Tickets for MANILOW: LAS VEGAS – The Hits Come Home! tickets range in price from $49.75 to $329.75 plus tax and applicable fees. More information will be available online at WestgateLasVegas.com.

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April 23, 2020 Billboard"Clive Davis' Quarantine Playlist is a Collection of 'Future Standards' From the 21st Century: The music legend's selections are informed by a new collaboration with his Palm Springs neighbor Barry Manilow" by Chris Eggertsen
Like most of the rest of us mere mortals, legendary music executive and producer Clive Davis has been quarantining at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Also like many of us, he’s been using this time of social distancing to listen to lots and lots of music.

Over six decades in the business, Davis shepherded the careers of some of the most legendary performers of the 20th century, from Whitney Houston to Aretha Franklin to Janis Joplin to Bruce Springsteen. But while most his age tend to lean on the old classics, Davis makes a concerted effort to keep up with the biggest hitmakers of today. Indeed, his quarantine playlist is a who’s-who of contemporary pop artists who have churned out some of the most inescapable songs of the past 20 years.

Davis' playlist isn't just a random collection of hits, however. Rather, they’re connected to a new project by Davis’ longtime friend and collaborator Barry Manilow, whom he signed to Arista Records in the mid-1970s. The two men, who have been speaking daily by phone since they entered quarantine in two neighboring Palm Springs homes, have been jointly compiling a playlist for a prospective Manilow album that would see the iconic singer recording covers of the most impactful and lasting songs of the 21st century.

“That, in effect, is the criteria,” Davis tells Billboard of choosing songs that would work for the album's concept. “Which of these 21st century greatest hits could be standards for the future?”

Davis’ playlist, which can be found below, represents a selection of his favorites that have sprung from his friendly collaboration with Manilow -- i.e. the ones he’s been listening to the most while in quarantine. All of them, he says, have the qualities that make a standard, much like Manilow’s much-beloved No. 1 hit “Mandy," the first hit song the two worked on together...

Davis’ full quarantine playlist track list:

  • Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”
  • Bruno Mars, “Just the Way You Are”
  • Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling”
  • Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, “Shallow”
  • Harry Styles, “Sign Of The Times”
  • Jason Mraz, “I’m Yours”
  • Sam Smith and Normani, “Dancing With a Stranger”
  • Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”
  • Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)”
  • Adele, “Hello”
  • Alicia Keys, "No One”
  • Rihanna, “Don’t Stop the Music”
April 6, 2020 The Northern Echo"Barry Manilow's Newcastle concert date switched to September 3" by Bruce Unwin
Barry Manilow’s planned appearance on stage in the North-East next month has been postponed and provisionally rescheduled for a late summer date. The veteran New York crooner was to perform at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena, on Saturday May 30, as part of a seven-date UK 2020 tour. But, in line with many public events looming on the calendar, it has been cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.

The entire arena tour has now been rearranged with new concert dates fixed for the same venues in late August and early September. Manilow Magic is now promised for Newcastle on the sixth night of the tour, on Thursday September 3. Fans who booked for the original scheduled show have now been asked to hold on to their existing tickets which will automatically be transferred to the new date.

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March 27, 2020 WBAL 1090 AM /
101.5 FM
Barry Manilow: Even The Legends Are Bowing To The Coronavirus
Hollywood and the entire entertainment industry has been hit hard by the effects of the coronavirus. While some big names, like Tom Hanks and Jackson Browne, have tested positive, no one in the industry has escaped the impact of the virus.

That includes the legendary Barry Manilow, who was supposed to begin an extended engagement on March 26 in Las Vegas. Manilow says that has been put on hold for now. He had 50 dates planned. He said, "They have canceled everything in Las Vegas. The only thing we have to fight this thing is to stop and stay home." He hopes to get a new schedule eventually.

In the meantime, Manilow is promoting his newest creation, "Night Songs II." He calls it, and its predecessor, "Night Songs," personal albums for him. He said, "Now and again, I would sit at the piano, and I would play and sing some of the songs that I always loved."

Manilow made a CD for a couple of his friends, and they encouraged him to release it. He did, and people connected with it. "Night Songs" received a Grammy nomination! He says neither were really meant to be albums, "just meant to be a personal batch of songs that I have always liked." "Night Songs II" mostly features Manilow at a piano singing songs written by artists whom Manilow calls, "some of the masters of writing."

Manilow's career began in the 1960s, but he says he never intended to be an entertainer. He wanted to be an arranger and composer. That led to writing commercials and jingles, like the McDonald's slogan "You deserve a break today" and the State Farm campaign "Just like a good neighbor, State Farm is there."

Eventually, Manilow found the stage. Bette Midler caught Manilow's act in 1971 and chose him to be her pianist and music conductor.

Manilow's first visit to Maryland to perform was in 1975, at the Annapolis National Guard Armory. He has also performed at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore in 2013. But his fondest memory of Maryland happened at Merriweather Post Pavilion, where Midler allowed him to sing three of his own songs in between act 1 and act 2. He remembers standing in the wings terrified to go out in front of "all those people" to sing. He says the audience was so kind to him and he will never forget that moment.

[ Barry Manilow interview on WBAL ]
March 23, 2020 Broadway WorldBarry Manilow Reschedules UK Shows
Barry Manilow's upcoming May 2020 UK shows have been rescheduled due to the current corona-virus outbreak. The new dates will now be as follows:

2020

  • 26TH AUG: BIRMINGHAM RESORTS WORLD ARENA
  • 27TH AUG: CARDIFF MOTORPOINT ARENA
  • 29TH AUG: LEEDS FIRST DIRECT ARENA
  • 30TH AUG: LONDON O2
  • 1ST SEP: MANCHESTER ARENA
  • 3RD SEP: NEWCASTLE UTILITA ARENA
  • 4TH SEP: GLASGOW SSE HYDRO ARENA

Hold on to your existing tickets. They will automatically be transferred to the new dates.

Barry Manilow's unparalleled career encompasses virtually every area of music, including performing, composing, arranging and producing. A Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Manilow has triumphed in every medium of entertainment. With worldwide record sales exceeding 85 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time with over 50 Top 40 hits including 12 #1s and 27 Top 10 Hits. He is ranked as the #1 Adult Contemporary Artist of all time by Billboard and R & R magazines. Rolling Stone Magazine refers to Manilow as "the Showman of our Generation."

March 20, 2020 1370/92.9 WSPD"Barry Manilow has a new CD out called Night Songs II" by Fred LeFebvre
Barry Manilow has a new CD out called Night Songs II, a follow up to his very successful Night Songs from a few years ago. It's another trip through the [Great] American Songbook with classics from Gershwin, Johnny Mercer and others. The CD will also be available in vinyl and a collectors' edition box set. Check it out on the Manilow website here BARRY MANILOW.
March 18, 2020 Gaming TodayWestgate to reschedule Barry Manilow performances
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino announced that Barry Manilow’s Manilow: The Hits Come Home performances for March, April and May will be rescheduled. Performances scheduled for June, September, October and November are not affected.

While there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Westgate Las Vegas, the health and safety of fans, hotel guests, entertainers and team members are the top priorities. These performances will be rescheduled with new show dates added to the 2020 calendar. Those who have purchased tickets are encouraged to hold on to them pending additional information on the new dates. 2020 Updated Show Dates:

  • May 28 – 30 * (new show dates)
  • June 4 – 6 * (new show dates)
  • June 18 – 20
  • June 25 – 27
  • July 2-4* (new show dates)
  • September 17 – 19
  • September 24-26
  • October 8-10
  • October 15-17
  • October 22-24* (new show dates)
  • November 12-14
  • November 19-21
  • December 3-5* (new show dates)

More information will be available through the Westgate Las Vegas Box Office at (800) 222-5361 or online at WestgateLasVegas.com.

March 17, 2020 WFMZ-TV 69No Loops! No Virtual Instruments! No Band! Barry Manilow Scores 27th Top 40 Album With New Studio Album, Night Songs II
Billboard Magazine has announced that pop music icon Barry Manilow has scored his sixth consecutive decade of top 40-charting albums as Night Songs II becomes his 27th top 40 album on the Billboard Top Album Chart. Night Songs II made its debuts at No. 3 and held its top ten position on the Billboard Current Pop Albums Chart between Justin Bieber and Harry Styles. The Billboard chart position for an album of just piano and vocals is simply unprecedented. "It's very intimate," said Manilow. "It's just me playing the piano and singing some of the greatest songs ever written, by some of the greatest composers ever to put pen to paper."

Manilow first visited the top 40 album chart on January 11, 1975 with Barry Manilow II and since 2002, Manilow has more than a dozen top 40 albums.

Manilow has planned a series of concerts in the UK and is currently is in residency in Las Vegas at the Westgate Resort and Casino.

Later this year Barry Manilow's A Gift of Love V - Christmas Benefit Concerts are taking place this December at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA to raise money for 25 special charities. The concerts are scheduled for December 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, & 13th. Proceeds from each ticket benefit one of the 25 participating charities of your choice. Ticket go on sale March 23rd at 10 AM PT. For all tickets please visit www.manilow.com.

Having sold more than 85 million albums worldwide, Barry Manilow is one of the world's all-time bestselling recording artists. He's had an astonishing 50 Top 40 singles including 12 #1s and 27 Top 10 hits and is ranked at the #1 Adult Contemporary Artist of all-time, according to Billboard and R&R magazines.

Night Songs II track listing:

  1. Everything Happens to Me
  2. I'm Old Fashioned
  3. My Funny Valentine
  4. I Had the Craziest Dream
  5. She Was Too Good to Me
  6. Meditation
  7. Lush Life
  8. Isn't It A Pity
  9. Moonlight Becomes You
  10. Little Girl Blue
  11. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
  12. We'll Be Together Again
  13. (Bonus Track) Like Someone in Love

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March 11, 2020 Gaming Today"Manilow’s right at home at the Westgate" by Joe D'Amico
In June of 1943 in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York, Barry Alan Pincus was born. Over the years, he created some of the most memorable jingles, worked with the biggest names in the record industry and made some of the most beautiful music ever. With 50 Top 40 hits and 85 million albums sold, this Grammy, Tony, and Emmy award winning musician is ranked as the No. 1 Adult Contemporary Artist of all time, according to Billboard and R&R magazines.

In May of 2018, Barry Manilow brought his “The Hits Come Home” show to the Westgate Las Vegas. To rave reviews and sold out audiences ,the legend has earned the Best of Las Vegas awards for Best Resident Performer/Headliner in 2018 and again in 2019. “The Westgate in Las Vegas has become my second home. I am thrilled I will continue to perform my hits for the fans in such an iconic theater and property.” Manilow said.

You can take the boy out of Brooklyn, but you can’t take Brooklyn out of the boy. With each song and the stories behind it, his warmth comes through to each audience member like you were there with him when he wrote them. You can’t fight it, [the] lyrics and melodies take you over.

Las Vegas’ new favorite son, Raiders owner Mark Davis, was in attendance this week and said: “This is my home and I love everything about it. Seeing one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time is just the best.”

From, “I Write the Songs,” to “Mandy” to “Looks Like We Made It”, no one has the flair and pizzazz that Manilow has. When he closes the show with his blockbuster hit, “Copacabana” elevated above the audience floor, every guest is on their feet singing and dancing.

The foremost Donald Trump impersonator on the planet, Vegas-based entertainer John Di Domenico said after the show: “Barry Manilow is an excellent showman with an unbelievable catalog of hit songs. The show is well produced, fast-paced, and covers all of his hits with a fantastic band and a trio of backup singers who are superb.”

It doesn’t matter if you are 18 or 80, seeing Barry Manilow will be one of the greatest experiences of your life. With scheduled dates through November at the Westgate International Theater, make the trip and see the magic that is Manilow.

March 8, 2020 Raver Magazine"Barry Manilow releases incredible studio album 'Night Songs II'" by Markos Papadatos
On February 14, veteran singer-songwriter Barry Manilow released his highly-anticipated studio album “Night Songs II,” which [coincided] with Valentine’s Day. The collection opens with the polished ballad “Everything Happens to Me,” and it is followed by “I’m Old Fashioned,” which features his rich, rumbling voice. His piano-laden rendition of “My Funny Valentine” is enthralling and superb. It is followed by the smooth “I Had the Craziest Dream” and the harking “She Was Too Good to Me,” as well as the nonchalant “Meditation.” Other glorious tunes include “Moonlight Becomes You” and “Lush Life.” After “Little Girl Blue,” it closes with “Polka Dots and Moonbeams” and on a poignant note with “We’ll Be Together Again.” Night Songs II is available on Apple Music and on Spotify.

The Verdict: Overall, Barry Manilow shines on Night Songs II. His voice is controlled, crisp and resonant; moreover, there is something in it for everybody since each song on this hypnotic album is distinct and well-crafted. Manilow proves that he is a true song stylist. This collection garners an A rating. To learn more about Barry Manilow and his music, check out his official homepage.

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February 15, 2020 Las Vegas Review-Journal"Barry Manilow’s Valentine’s Day present: 900 CDs" by John Katsilometes
There’s more than one way to give away a bunch of CDs in a Las Vegas residency show. On Valentine’s Day, Barry Manilow went for the bulk method, delivering 900 CDs, all at once. Fans who attended Manilow’s return to International Theater at Westgate Las Vegas were given copies of “Night Songs II,” Manilow’s follow-up to “Night Songs” and his first album release in more than three years. The groundswell of love among Barry Manilow’s “Fanilows” stretched to the entrance of the theater’s gift shop. It was a one-night-only event.

This strategy differs from that of, say, Donny Osmond, who handed out a single CD during every Donny & Marie performance at Flamingo Las Vegas. That nightly tradition covered a span of 1,700 shows over 11 years.

Manilow is back at International Theater on Thursday, Friday and next Saturday. He continues his Thursdays-through-Saturdays schedule through November. There is already talk around the property that he will be back for more in 2021. The deal is informal: As General Manager Cami Christensen says, “Barry is part of our family, and the Westgate is his home.”

February 14, 2020 Las Vegas Magazine"Barry Manilow thrills fans at Westgate Las Vegas" by Sam Novak
Last year, Westgate Las Vegas celebrated 50 amazing years of history as the city’s first true megaresort. During the same period, headliner Barry Manilow delivered his 500th performance inside its famed International Theater. It was a landmark moment in his illustrious career ... the kind of achievement that solidifies Manilow’s inclusion in Las Vegas Magazine’s 2020 Hall of Fame.

As a Hall of Fame honoree, we recognize Manilow’s enduring impact, along with the myriad of ways that the singer/songwriter/producer has permanently influenced the Las Vegas entertainment landscape. One of his Vegas contributions goes back to 1988, when the Brooklyn-born artist first performed on the International Theater stage.

Now the singer has returned with another great season of Manilow: The Hits Come Home! A spectacular hit parade, it opened in the summer of 2018 to universal acclaim. Westgate recently announced an extension of The Hits Come Home! through 2020, ensuring that fans from around the world would have the opportunity to experience one of the world’s greatest showmen in Las Vegas where he belongs.

You might think that, at 76 years old, the man who “writes the songs the whole world sing” would want to take it easy ... or at least to play it safe. But Manilow is not that kind of entertainer. In between appearances at Westgate, he’s played dates in Hollywood and New York City while simultaneously prepping his long-gestating original musical Harmony for an New York run.

2017 saw the release of This Is My Town: Songs of New York, the artist’s 31st studio album. A love letter to his hometown, it peaked at No. 12 on Billboard’s Top 200 list. That same year, the music-charting magazine officially honored Manilow’s “hot streak” of 26 top 40 albums, a dozen top 40 singles in the previous 15 years and at least one top 40 album in each of the previous five decades.

With such an extensive discography, it’s easy to pack The Hits Come Home! with a massive selection of beloved tunes, such as “Can’t Smile Without You.” Manilow delivers them with over-the-top energy, backed by a stunning live band and a team of dazzling dancers. The superstar never seems to leave the stage, sitting still only when he’s mesmerizing the crowd from behind the piano.

International Theater’s grand stage utilizes dynamic backdrops and sets befitting a songbook of this scope. Even with so much space at his disposal, Manilow can’t be contained. A complex circular structure lowers from the ceiling and extends across the auditorium, enabling the entertainer to literally bring the show into the audience and up to the balcony.

The man whose mind gave birth to many advertising jingles (from Band-Aid bandages to State Farm Insurance) never takes himself too seriously. Self-deprecating humor pokes fun at hair and clothing from previous eras, especially when crossing into “Copacabana” territory. Audience members are presented with 3D glasses and glowsticks to join in the frivolity for a pair of riotous sequences.

With countless awards and a legacy that’s hard to match, Barry Manilow could simply sit at a microphone and deliver a satisfying show ... but that’s not his style. Manilow: The Hits Come Home! is the star’s biggest production yet, a true blue spectacle and everything that a Manilow fan could wish for.

Westgate Las Vegas, 7 p.m. Feb. 20-22, starting at $49.79 plus tax and fee. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster.

February 14, 2020 Digital Journal"Review: Barry Manilow releases amazing studio album 'Night Songs II'" by Markos Papadatos
On February 14, veteran singer-songwriter Barry Manilow released his highly-anticipated studio album "Night Songs II," which coincides with Valentine's Day. The collection opens with the polished ballad "Everything Happens to Me," and it is followed by "I'm Old Fashioned," which features his rich, rumbling voice. His piano-laden rendition of "My Funny Valentine" is enthralling and superb. It is followed by the smooth "I Had the Craziest Dream" and the harking "She Was Too Good to Me," as well as the nonchalant "Meditation." Other glorious tunes include "Moonlight Becomes You" and "Lush Life."

After "Little Girl Blue," it closes with "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" and on a poignant note with "We'll Be Together Again." Night Songs II is available on Apple Music and on Spotify.

Overall, Barry Manilow shines on Night Songs II. His voice is controlled, crisp and resonant; moreover, there is something in it for everybody since each song on this hypnotic album is distinct and well-crafted. Manilow proves that he is a true song stylist. This collection garners an A rating. To learn more about Barry Manilow and his music, check out his official homepage.

February 10, 2020 KABC 790Barry Manilow Returns to Vegas!
AM 790 KABC WANTS TO SEND YOU TO SEE BARRY MANILOW IN VEGAS AS HE RETURNS TO HIS RESIDENCY AT THE INTERNATIONAL THEATER AT THE WESTGATE, FEBRUARY 13 – NOVEMBER 21. THIS WEEK, LARRY O’ CONNOR WILL BE GIVING AWAY A TRIP A DAY TO SEE BARRY MANILOW: LAS VEGAS, THE HITS COME HOME! TRIPS INCLUDE... ONE PAIR OF VIP TICKETS, TWO NIGHT STAY AT WESTGATE LAS VEGAS, A $100 TRAVEL CARD AND A BOXED SET OF NIGHT SONGS I & II.

GRAMMY®, TONY®, and EMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter, arranger, producer and musician, Barry Manilow announces that he will be returning to Las Vegas with a brand new stage production to perform his extensive catalog of hits as the exclusive headliner at the Westgate International Theater at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The legendary entertainer will return to where he previously made his spectacular residency debut on February 24, 2005. The 85-minute show will celebrate his well-loved greatest hits. “I have nothing but great memories of my seven years performing in Las Vegas,” said Manilow. “I’m very excited to be returning. Get ready, Las Vegas! Here I come!”

Having sold more than 85 million albums worldwide, Barry Manilow is one of the world’s all-time bestselling recording artists. The GRAMMY®, TONY®, and EMMY® Award-winning musician has had an astonishing 50 Top 40 singles including 12 #1s and 27 Top 10 hits. He is ranked as the #1 Adult Contemporary Artist of all time, according to Billboard and R&R magazines.

Barry Manilow’s follow-up to his critically acclaimed, GRAMMY®-nominated album, NIGHT SONGS, will be released on February 14th, Valentine’s Day. The new collection, NIGHT SONGS II, is full of intimate standards. Everything Happens To Me, I’m Old Fashioned, Meditation, She Was Too Good To Me and I Had The Craziest Dream are just some of the songs featured in this collection. Click HERE for details!

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January 23, 2020 People"Barry Manilow Dropping New Album of Love-Song Standards - Hear His Take on 'My Funny Valentine'" by Dave Quinn
Great news, Fanilows! Barry Manilow is back, and PEOPLE has the exclusive reveal of his new album and the lyric video to its first single. The Grammy-winning superstar will bring the romance this Valentine’s Day with a new album of intimate standards from the Great American Songbook, including “Everything Happens to Me,” “I’m Old Fashioned,” “Meditation,” “She Was Too Good to Me” and “I Had the Craziest Dream.”

His album, titled Night Songs II, will be a sequel to his Grammy-nominated 2014 release of the same name. It’s available for pre-order now on Manilow’s website, ahead of a Feb. 14 release. The LP’s first single is a recognizable classic: the 1937 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart tune, “My Funny Valentine.” Manilow’s voice sounds rich with emotion on the single, its lyric video highlighting every word.

It’s an intimate cover, and indicative of how the rest of the record will sound. “Like Night Songs, this album is filled with great, great songwriting by some of the most talented songwriters ever to put pen to paper,” Manilow said in a statement to PEOPLE. “As the art of writing melodies and emotional lyrics begins to disappear, songs like these mean more to me than they ever have. Once again, the album is very intimate. Just me singing and playing piano as if I was in your living room.”

Of course, for those who want to see Manilow singing and playing piano, they’ll have to venture outside their living room. The singer will be returning to Manilow: Las Vegas — The Hits Come Home!, his award-winning residency in Las Vegas, on Feb. 13. Manilow has more than 50 shows scheduled in 2020 at the historic Westgate International Theater.

He’ll also be heading to the UK in 2020, with shows in Birmingham (May 28), Newcastle (May 30), Manchester (May 31), Cardiff (June 2), London (June 4), Leeds (June 6), and Glasgow (June 7).

Manilow has sold more than 85 million albums worldwide, and has racked up an astonishing 50 Billboard Top 40 singles — including 12 No. 1 hits and 27 Top 10 hits. His catalog of tunes including “Mandy,” “I Write the Songs,” “Could It Be Magic”, “Can’t Smile Without You” and “Copacabana (At the Copa),” “Daybreak,” “Looks Like We Made It,” “Even Now,” “Trying to Get That Feeling Again,” “Somewhere in the Night” and “Weekend in New England.”

January 24, 2020 Broadway WorldBarry Manilow to Release NIGHT SONGS II on February 14
Barry Manilow has announced his new album Night Songs II will be available on Valentine's Day. The album is a follow up to his previous Night Songs album and features 13 new tracks. Fans and listeners can pre-order the CD via his official website.

In a statement to PEOPLE, Manilow said, "Like Night Songs, this album is filled with great, great songwriting by some of the most talented songwriters ever to put pen to paper. As the art of writing melodies and emotional lyrics begins to disappear, songs like these mean more to me than they ever have. Once again, the album is very intimate. Just me singing and playing piano as if I was in your living room."

Night Songs II Tracklist

  1. Everything Happens to Me
  2. I'm Old Fashioned
  3. My Funny Valentine
  4. I Had The Craziest Dream
  5. She Was Too Good to Me
  6. Meditation
  7. Lush Life
  8. Isn't It A Party
  9. Moonlight Becomes You
  10. Little Girl Blue
  11. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
  12. We'll Be Together Again
  13. BONUS - Like Someone In Love
January 22, 2020 Digital Journal"Barry Manilow to release new studio album 'Night Songs II'" by Markos Papadatos
Veteran singer-songwriter Barry Manilow will be releasing his upcoming studio album "Night Songs II" on February 14, 2020. The iconic pop crooner released Night Songs back in 2014, and that album earned him a Grammy nomination for "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album." This new collection will be the sequel to that, and it will include 12 songs and a bonus track.

Night Songs II will be available on Valentine's Day and his fans and listeners can pre-order the CD via his official website; moreover, it will consist of a CD, as a two-LP set, as well as a collector's edition box set that also includes the original Night Songs album.

Manilow remarked in a press statement that this new album will be filled with "great, great songwriting by some of the most talented songwriters ever to put pen to paper. As the art of writing melodies and emotional lyrics begins to disappear, songs like these mean more to me than they ever have," he explained. He noted that this CD will be quite "intimate," where it will be only him singing and playing the piano as if he was performing in one's living room.

Manilow has over 50 show dates booked in Las Vegas for 2020 as part of his residency at the International Theater at Westgate Las Vegas, where his first show kicks off on February 13. To learn more about acclaimed singer-songwriter Barry Manilow and his tour dates, check out his official website.

January 10, 2020 Las Vegas MagazineLas Vegas Magazine Hall of Fame 2020: Barry Manilow
Las Vegas has long been a city that does things differently. Where else are you going to find gaming in grocery stores? Or movie theaters and bowling alleys within the confines of a large resort? And in what other city can you get anything you want whenever you want, 24 hours a day?

It’s in that spirit that Las Vegas Magazine decided to launch its inaugural Hall of Fame -- the normal rules do not apply. Unlike the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (where you’re only eligible 25 years after the release of your first record) or the National Football League Hall of Fame (where you must be retired for at least five seasons to be eligible) Las Vegas Magazine’s honorees are eligible once they set down roots in town -- it could be three years, it could be 50. If they made a significant impact on the history and culture of this town, they’re up for consideration. There’s only one other key criteria -- our readers have to be able to enjoy them here and now.

That said, any discussion of a Hall of Fame would not be complete without a nod to the legends that came before and paved the way for the current crop of honorees. There are far too many to mention here, but the Rat Pack, Liberace, Celine Dion, Elvis Presley, Les Folies Bergere, Siegfried & Roy, Elton John, Jerry Lewis and Louis Prima have all cemented their place in that pantheon. One more twist: This class of honorees will have a hand in choosing the 2021 Hall of Fame class. As Las Vegas continues to evolve, we personally can’t wait to see who makes this list next year...

Hall of Fame: Barry Manilow - Barry Manilow, who holds a special place in the hearts of his fans and Vegas visitors, is an important presence here in Las Vegas. His residency continues to evolve -- after all, at times, it’s difficult to pinpoint what works in this town. But Manilow’s superior showmanship acts as a guide to all performers seeking a successful residency in Vegas.

In a recent interview with Las Vegas Magazine’s Brock Radke, Manilow said that within the last six years, he’s noticed a change in his audiences. “I would try to throw in an album cut and they’d be okay with it,” he explained, “but then I’d do ‘Can’t Smile Without You’ and the roof would cave in.” Audiences were telling Manilow exactly what they wanted—the hits. Moreover, they simply want to be in his presence, singing along to the songs that defined their lives.

He offers his fans (or friends, as Manilow prefers to call them) everything he has to give, from the hits, to tender and sentimental stories that contextualize his musical journey, from an uncanny ability to connect with his audiences, to the intimacy he cultivates during his shows, making every audience member feel as though Manilow is singing directly to them. To prospective musical artists seeking a Strip residency: This is what works in Vegas.

January 7, 2020 uInterview"Barry Manilow 2020 Concert Tickets On Sale Now!" by Pablo Mena
Attention, Barry Manilow fans: the soft pop music legend is returning to the stage in 2020! The 76-year-old singer of hits like “Mandy,” “Copacabana” and “Can’t Smile Without You” will be starting a residency in Las Vegas on Feb. 13 and will be there until May 23.

Late last year, it was reported that production on Manilow’s upcoming musical Harmony -- which centers on a real-life band in Weimar Germany -- has been postponed to 2021 due to scheduling conflicts and a recent illness director-choreographer Warren Carlyle sustained. The musical is set to make its debut at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. Manilow also performed on Broadway in New York last month and received mostly positive reviews.

Tickets for Manilow’s Las Vegas residency start for his Feb. 22 show, so be sure to get yours today before it’s too late! The singer will also be performing in several U.K. cities -- including Birmingham, Leeds and Cardiff -- beginning in May.

Here is the full list of Manillow’s shows:

FEB 13 Las Vegas, NV, US
FEB 14 Las Vegas, NV, US
FEB 15 Las Vegas, NV, US
FEB 20 Las Vegas, NV, US
FEB 21 Las Vegas, NV, US
FEB 22 Las Vegas, NV, US
MAR 5 Las Vegas, NV, US
MAR 6 Las Vegas, NV, US
MAR 7 Las Vegas, NV, US
MAR 26 Las Vegas, NV, US
MAR 27 Las Vegas, NV, US
MAR 28 Las Vegas, NV, US
APR 2 Las Vegas, NV, US
APR 3 Las Vegas, NV, US
APR 4 Las Vegas, NV, US
APR 9 Las Vegas, NV, US
APR 10 Las Vegas, NV, US
APR 11 Las Vegas, NV, US
MAY 7 Las Vegas, NV, US
MAY 8 Las Vegas, NV, US
MAY 9 Las Vegas, NV, US
MAY 21 Las Vegas, NV, US
MAY 22 Las Vegas, NV, US
MAY 23 Las Vegas, NV, US
MAY 28 Birmingham, Warwickshire, GB
MAY 30 Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, GB
MAY 31 Manchester, Lancashire, GB
JUN 2 Cardiff, CRF, GB
JUN 4 London, LND, GB
JUN 6 Leeds, WYK, GB

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December 26, 2019 KLFN 106.5 The TrainBarry Manilow to release intimate new standards album, 'Night Songs II,' this Valentine's Day
In 2014, Barry Manilow released an album of standards called Night Songs that garnered him a Grammy nomination in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category. Now the pop legend has unveiled plans to put out a sequel.

Night Songs II will be released on February 14, 2020, Valentine's Day, but you can pre-order it now exclusively at Manilow's online store, ShopManilow.com. The album is available on CD, as a two-LP set, and as a Collector's Edition box set that also includes Night Songs I.

"Like NIGHT SONGS, this album is filled with great, great songwriting by some of the most talented songwriters ever to put pen to paper," Barry says in a statement. "As the art of writing melodies and emotional lyrics begins to disappear, songs like these mean more to me than they ever have. Once again, the album is very intimate. Just me singing and playing piano as if I was in your living room."

So far, only two tracks have been revealed from Night Songs II: the 1940 standard "Everything Happens to Me" and a tune called "Meditation." If you pre-order the album, you'll also get an instant free download of the latter song.

A couple of other special offers are tied in with Night Songs II's release: One of every 10 copies of the album will be signed by Barry, and everyone ordering a copy will be entered into a contest to win a pair of Platinum Experience packages to Manilow's Las Vegas residency on Valentine's Day that includes two front-row tickets and a pre-show meet and greet.

Barry has more than 50 Las Vegas performances scheduled in 2020 at the Westgate resort's International Theater, starting with a February 13 show.

December 24, 2019 Digital Journal"Barry Manilow puts on the best Broadway concert of 2019" by Markos Papadatos
Veteran singer-songwriter Barry Manilow put on the greatest Broadway concert of 2019 with his limited engagement at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater in Manhattan. His concert garnered five out of five stars from Digital Journal, and rightfully so. Manilow was able to take his audience on a journey through time with his music.

Manilow played hit after hit for his fans. He invited the audience to sing along with him on "Can't Smile Without You," and he paid homage to his Brooklyn roots with "Brooklyn Blues." He also honored his late grandfather with "This One's for You," in a moving performance that left many in tears.

The two highlight songs in his set were his enthralling version of "Memory" and his signature tune "Mandy." He noted that only his version and Barbra Streisand's rendition of "Memory" were the most successful commercially. During "Mandy," Manilow showed a video in the giant televised green of him performing the piano-laden ballad in the '70s, and then he joined in midway through the song which felt like he was dueting with his himself in a different musical era (the '70s), which was a real treat.

For all of these reasons and more, Barry Manilow delivered the greatest Broadway concert in 2019. The audience was well aware that they were in the presence of musical greatness. It is evident that Barry Manilow's music will stand the test of time. Whoever has yet to see this gifted performer live, is truly missing out, and those that are missing out ought to add a ticket to his concert to their bucket list.

At 76 years old, Barry Manilow still possesses more talent and charisma than the vast majority of the contemporary artists that are played on the radio airwaves. His songs are heartfelt, classic and meaningful, and they resonate well with listeners on an emotional level. To learn more about Barry Manilow and his music, check out his official website and his Facebook page.

December 6, 2019 Playbill"Barry Manilow’s Harmony Musical Will Now Open in 2021: The musical had been scheduled to start previews in February 2020" by Andrew Gans
The New York debut of Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman’s musical Harmony has been postponed until 2021. Originally scheduled to begin performances February 11, 2020, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, previews will now start February 9, 2021, with an official opening March 3. The limited engagement will continue through March 27.

The delay follows director and choreographer Warren Carlyle’s recent bout of appendicitis that affected the production schedule, as well as other conflicting commitments. “Barry and Bruce have created an extraordinary show, and I am so thankful that the team has been able to adjust their schedules for the new dates. I wish it could be sooner, but this is a timeless and remarkable story that I promise will be worth the wait,” said Carlyle in a statement.

Ticketholders should call (866) 811-4111 for questions about refunds and exchanges.

December 6, 2019 Broadway WorldNational Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Pushes Premiere Date of Musical HARMONY by Barry Manilow to 2021
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 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. Harmony will now start previews on February 9, 2021 with Opening Night set for March 3, 2021.

Although the production was scheduled to start rehearsals this month, director, and choreographer Warren Carlyle had a recent bout of appendicitis which has been successfully treated but pushed production later. Unfortunately, the production now has to be scheduled next season because of other conflicting commitments. "Barry and Bruce have created an extraordinary show and I am so thankful that the team has been able to adjust their schedules for the new dates. I wish it could be sooner, but this is a timeless and remarkable story that I promise will be worth the wait," said Warren Carlyle.

Ticketholders should call 866-811-4111 for questions about refunds and exchanges.

The musical tells the true story of the Comedian Harmonists, an ensemble of six talented young men in 1920s Germany who took the world by storm with their signature blend of sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics, until their inclusion of Jewish singers put them on a collision course with history.

The legendary Manilow and theatre veteran Sussman have collaborated for nearly a half century. Together they have written hundreds of songs for all media-films, television, and stage, including the Grammy Award-winning Copacabana.

Directing and choreographing Harmony will be Tony Award winner and Emmy-nominated Warren Carlyle, who won a 2014 Tony Award for his choreography for After Midnight, for which he also received a direction nomination, and was nominated for a 2019 Tony for choreography for the revival of Kiss Me Kate. His other Broadway credits include Hello, Dolly!, She Loves Me, On the Twentieth Century, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. A Christmas Story, and Chaplin, and he directed and choreographed Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway and did the same for Hugh Jackman's 2019 World Tour.

Serving as Producer is Ken Davenport, who most recently won a Tony for Best Revival of a Musical for Once on This Island and a Tony for Best Musical for Kinky Boots, and received Tony nominations for Spring Awakening (Revival of a Musical), The Visit (Musical), and You're Welcome America (Special Theatrical Event). The creative team includes: Beowulf Boritt, Set Design (Act One (Tony Award), Come From Away); Linda Cho, Costume Design (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (Tony Award)); Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, Lighting Design (Shuffle Along, Gary, The Iceman Cometh); Dan Moses Schreier, Sound Design (Gary, The Iceman Cometh, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder); John O'Neill, Musical Director; Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director, NYTF; Motl Didner, Associate Artistic Director, NYTF; and, casting by Jamibeth Margolis, CSA (Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, Cleveland Musical Theatre, Sistas: The Musical (Off Broadway).

Now celebrating its 105th season, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) is the world's oldest continuously operating Yiddish theatre company, and originally produced the wildly successful award-winning Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, directed by Joel Grey and soon to tour after it closes Off-Broadway on January 5, 2020.

Harmony tells the true story of the Comedian Harmonists, an ensemble of six talented young men in 1920s Germany who took the world by storm with their signature blend of sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics, until their inclusion of Jewish singers put them on a collision course with history.

Harmony was part of NYTF's 2019-2020 season of "Spiritual Resistance," which features artistic and theatrical works that explore themes of struggle against oppression. Currently running is The Sorceress: A Yiddish Musical Fantasy, a fairytale-like story - opening on December 8 and running through December 29th -of a pure-hearted young woman who triumphs over her tormentors, a scheming stepmother, and a wicked witch. NYTF's programming runs concurrent with the exhibition Auschwitz: Not long ago. Not far away. being presented at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

December 6, 2019 Broadway.com"Barry Manilow's Harmony Pushed Back to 2021 at Museum of Jewish Heritage" by Andy Lefkowitz
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene has announced a one-year postponement to the previously announced New York-premiere staging of Barry Manilow's musical Harmony. Originally scheduled to begin its run at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on February 11, 2020, the production will now start up on February 9, 2021.

A press representative for the production attributed the delay to a recent bout of appendicitis that affected director/choreographer Warren Carlyle; the Tony winner and upcoming Music Man choreographer has since been successfully treated but his illness delayed the production process, resulting in Harmony being moved back. "Barry and Bruce have created an extraordinary show and I am so thankful that the team has been able to adjust their schedules for the new dates," said Carlyle. "I wish it could be sooner, but this is a timeless and remarkable story that I promise will be worth the wait."

With music by Manilow and a book and lyrics by Bruce Sussman, Harmony tells the true story of the Comedian Harmonists, an ensemble of six talented young men in 1920s Germany who took the world by storm with their signature blend of sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics, until their inclusion of Jewish singers put them on a collision course with history.

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November 19, 2019 Gaming Today (GT)Barry Manilow Announces Extended Westgate Vegas Residency
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino announced today that due to continued overwhelmingly high demand, ,GRAMMY®, TONY®, and EMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter, arranger, producer and musician, Barry Manilow and his MANILOW: LAS VEGAS – The Hits Come Home! has extended his residency at the historic Westgate International Theater through the end of 2020.

Barry Manilow is fresh off his successful Broadway run and headlining at BBC Proms in the Park in London’s Hyde Park. That performance drew an unprecedented audience of 40,000; no other headliner has drawn that large a crowd to this treasured outdoor event. He followed that up with twelve sold-out MANILOW: LAS VEGAS – The Hits Come Home! performances at the Westgate Las Vegas in September and October.

2020 Residency Show Dates:February 13-15, 2020
February 20-22, 2020
March 5-7, 2020
March 26-28, 2020
April 2-4, 2020
April 9-11, 2020
May 7-9, 2020
May 21-23, 2020
June 18-20, 2020
June 25-27, 2020
September 17-19, 2020
September 24-26, 2020
October 8-10, 2020
October 15-17, 2020
November 12-14, 2020
November 19-21, 2020

Tickets for MANILOW: LAS VEGAS – The Hits Come Home! tickets range in price from $49.75 to $329.75 plus tax and applicable fees. Performances through March 28, 2020 are currently on sale, and tickets for the newly added dates will go on sale on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10am P.D.T. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Box Office at (800) 222-5361 or online at www.barrymanilow.com or www.westgatelasvegas.com

November 19, 2019 Casino City TimesBarry Manilow announces extended show dates in Las Vegas
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino announced today that due to continued overwhelmingly high demand, GRAMMY, TONY, and EMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter, arranger, producer and musician, Barry Manilow and his MANILOW: LAS VEGAS – The Hits Come Home! has extended his residency at the historic Westgate International Theater through the end of 2020.

Barry Manilow is fresh off his successful Broadway run and headlining at BBC Proms in the Park in London's Hyde Park. That performance drew an unprecedented audience of 40,000; no other headliner has drawn that large a crowd to this treasured outdoor event. He followed that up with twelve sold-out MANILOW: LAS VEGAS – The Hits Come Home! performances at the Westgate Las Vegas in September and October.

MANILOW: LAS VEGAS – The Hits Come Home! made its debut in May 2018 to rave reviews and sold-out audiences and earned the Best of Las Vegas awards for Best Resident Performer/Headliner in 2018 and again in 2019. This spectacular show is unlike anything Manilow has ever done in his concert tours around the world before with massive video walls, sets, and special effects - a non-stop evening of Manilow's massive catalogue of Top 40 Hits.

"It's an honor to further extend our relationship with Barry as he commits to another year of delighting audiences at Westgate Las Vegas," said Westgate Resorts Founder & CEO David Siegel. "Barry is a timeless entertainer, and tremendous talent and I couldn't be happier to continue to have him call Westgate Las Vegas his home."

Manilow returned to the International Theater at the Westgate Las Vegas in June 2018. He has been named a "Best of Las Vegas" Best Resident Performer/Headliner by the Las Vegas Review Journal in both 2018 and 2019, and the show has received rave reviews from media outlets all across the country. Manilow has performed more than 500 Las Vegas shows since his first presentation at the International Theater was held on January 12, 1988.

2020 RESIDENCY SHOW DATES:

February 13-15, 2020
February 20-22, 2020
March 5-7, 2020
March 26-28, 2020
April 2-4, 2020
April 9-11, 2020
May 7-9, 2020
May 21-23, 2020
June 18-20, 2020
June 25-27, 2020
September 17-19
September 24-26
October 8-10, 2020
October 15-17, 2020
November 12-14, 2020
November 19-21, 2020

November 18, 2019 The Music Universe"Barry Manilow adds 2020 Westgate Las Vegas residency dates" by Buddy Iahn
Barry Manilow has extended his Las Vegas residency, Manilow: Las Vegas – The Hits Come Home!, earlier this year, and adds additional dates through the end of 2020. The residency made its debut in May 2018 to rave reviews and sold out audiences and earned the Best of Las Vegas awards for Best Resident Performer/Headliner in 2018 and again in 2019. This spectacular show is unlike anything Manilow has ever done in his concert tours around the world before with massive video walls, sets, and special effects – a non-stop evening of Manilow’s massive catalogue of Top 40 Hits.

The extension marks the continuation of a very successful partnership between the iconic property and Barry Manilow, who celebrated his 500th show in the famed International Theater earlier this year. “It’s an honor to further extend our relationship with Barry as he commits to another year of delighting audiences at Westgate Las Vegas,” says Westgate Resorts Founder & CEO David Siegel. “Barry is a timeless entertainer, and tremendous talent and I couldn’t be happier to continue to have him call Westgate Las Vegas his home.”

Dates for 2020 include February 13-15, 2020; February 20-22, 2020; March 5-7, 2020; March 26-28, 2020; April 2-4, 2020; April 9-11, 2020; May 7-9, 2020; May 21-23, 2020; June 18-20, 2020; June 25-27, 2020; September 17-19; September 24-26; October 8-10, 2020; October 15-17, 2020; November 12-14, 2020; and November 19-21, 2020.

Tickets for Manilow: Las Vegas – The Hits Come Home! performances range in price from $49.75 to $329.75 plus tax and applicable fees. Performances through March 28, 2020 are currently on sale, and tickets for the newly added dates will go on sale on Friday, November 22nd at 10 am PT. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Box Office at (800) 222-5361 or online at www.barrymanilow.combarrymanilow.com or westgatelasvegas.com.

November 15, 2019 Las Vegas Review-Journal"Barry Manilow extends Westgate Las Vegas run through 2020" by John Katsilometes
The Copacabana’s party will continue through the end of 2020. Barry Manilow has extended his residency at Westgate Las Vegas’s International Theater through the end of 2020. Manilow has added 12 weekend dates beginning April 2-4 through Nov. 19-21 2020. He had previously been booked through March 28. Tickets for the new dates are onsale 10 a.m. Nov. 22.

Manilow opened his “Hits Come Home!” series in May 2018. He performed a well-received run on Broadway this summer, and headlined BBC Proms at the Park in London’s Hyde Park, performing for 40,000 fans. Manilow’s next scheduled dates at Westgate are Feb. 13-15.

“It’s an honor to further extend our relationship with Barry as he commits to another year of delighting audiences at Westgate Las Vegas,” said Westgate Resorts founder and CEO David Siegel said in a statement. “Barry is a timeless entertainer, a tremendous talent and I couldn’t be happier to continue to have him call Westgate Las Vegas his home.”

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October 26, 2019 Las Vegas Review-Journal"Barry Manilow closes Westgate gala with a flourish" by John Katsilometes
Westgate founder David Siegel sought a surprise superstar to perform at the inaugural “Evening to Save Lives” gala at his Las Vegas hotel on Friday night. He didn’t need to look far. Barry Manilow arrived on the scene, striding under a spotlight, to close the first gala fundraiser for the Victoria Siegel Foundation at Westgate Ballroom.

Manilow, of course, is the resident headliner at the hotel’s International Theater, telling the cheering audience, “I just happened to be in the neighborhood, and I thought I’d drop by.” Manilow sang three songs, the a cappella “One Voice,” followed by “Can’t Smile Without You” and “Copacabana,” ending the night buoyantly for what we call the “posh pit” near the front of the stage.

Remarkably, the event was assembled in less than four months, led by Cami Christensen, Westgate’s president and general manager, and Victoria Siegel Foundation Executive Director Mina Lu, drawing an impressive sellout crowd of 900. The gala pulled in at least $1 million through table sales, a silent and live auction, and individual donations. Siegel has already set Sept. 19, 2020, as the next event. “It’s one of the perks of owning the hotel; I get to set the date,” Siegel said at the post-party at the hotel’s Versailles Sky Villa. “I think we exceeded expectations tonight.” Siegel offset all operation expenses himself, meaning all money raised during the evening was donated to the Siegel Foundation to fight drug abuse, and also to fund Victory Clubs, an initiative that provides services and perks for teenagers across the country who stay clean and sober.

Manilow’s first selection was a nod to the book “Victoria’s Voice,” the inspiration for the event. The book was originally the diary kept by Victoria Siegel, who died at age 18 on June 6, 2015 of an accidental overdose of methadone and sertraline. David and Jackie Siegel have established the foundation in her name to promote the use of naloxone, which halts the effects of an overdose.

Prior to Manilow’s appearance, Scott Stapp of Creed and former “Baz” and Postmodern Jukebox cast member Jaclyn McSpadden, along with the Las Vegas Academy Choir, performed for the sold-out crowd. “I must say that this organizations most emotional and genuine organizations I’ve ever heard of, because it is so full of heart,” Manilow said as a kind of closing statement. “For David and and Jackie to take this horrible experience, and instead of burying their heads in the sand, they turned it into such a positive experience that will save the lives of so many young people. It is downright inspiring.”

October 16, 2019 Broadway.com"Warren Carlyle to Direct & Choreograph Barry Manilow's New Musical Harmony" by Andy Lefkowitz
Tony winner Warren Carlyle has signed on as director and choreographer of Harmony, a new musical featuring music by Barry Manilow and a book and lyrics by Bruce Sussman, set to make its New York premiere next spring. The previously announced production will begin previews on February 11, 2020 and open on March 4 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. "I'm thrilled to be directing Harmony and helping bring this show to New York. It's an important message and it could not have found a better home to start a New York run than the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust," said Carlyle. Rounding out the newly announced Harmony creative team is scenic designer Beowulf Boritt, costume designer Linda Cho, sound designer Dan Moses Schreier and lighting designers Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer.

Harmony tells the true story of the Comedian Harmonists, an ensemble of six talented young men in 1920s Germany who took the world by storm with their signature blend of sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics, until their inclusion of Jewish singers put them on a collision course with history. Casting will be announced at a later date.

October 16, 2019 Broadway WorldWarren Carlyle To Direct Barry Manilow Musical HARMONY; Full Creative Team Announced
Today National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene announced the Tony Award-winning creative team for the New York debut of the acclaimed musical Harmony by the legendary Barry Manilow and his longtime collaborator Bruce Sussman. The musical tells the true story of the Comedian Harmonists, an ensemble of six talented young men in 1920s Germany who took the world by storm with their signature blend of sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics, until their inclusion of Jewish singers put them on a collision course with history.

Directing and choreographing Harmony will be Tony Award winner and Emmy nominated Warren Carlyle, who won a 2014 Tony Award for his choreography for After Midnight, for which he also received a direction nomination, and was nominated for a 2019 Tony for choreography for the revival of Kiss Me Kate. His other Broadway credits include Hello, Dolly!, She Loves Me, On the Twentieth Century, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. A Christmas Story, and Chaplin, and he directed and choreographed Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway and did the same for Hugh Jackman's 2019 World Tour.

The creative team includes: John O'Neill, Musical Director (A Chorus Line, Cabaret); Beowulf Boritt, Set Design (Act One (Tony Award), Come From Away); Linda Cho, Costume Design (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (Tony Award)); Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, Lighting Design (Shuffle Along, Gary, The Iceman Cometh); Dan Moses Schreier, Sound Design (Gary, The Iceman Cometh, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder); casting by Jamibeth Margolis, CSA (Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, Cleveland Musical Theatre, Sistas: The Musical (Off Broadway).

Serving as Producer is Ken Davenport, who most recently won a Tony for Best Revival of a Musical for Once on This Island and a Tony for Best Musical for Kinky Boots, and received Tony nominations for Spring Awakening (Revival of a Musical), The Visit (Musical), and You're Welcome America (Special Theatrical Event). "I'm thrilled to be directing Harmony and helping bring this show to New York. It's an important message and it could not have found a better home to start a New York run than the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust," Warren Carlyle said.

"National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene is excited to bring Harmony to New York City," said Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director of NYTF. "Harmony speaks to the human spirit in the face of adversity and atrocity. The story of the Comedian Harmonists, whose soaring careers were cut short due to anti-Semitism, reflects the spiritual resistance that was necessary to get through one of the most dehumanizing periods in history. It's important that their story about the human spirit during the darkest of times be told. Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman have created a show that speaks to the best and worst of humanity."

"Harmony is moving full-steam ahead with the addition of this exceptional creative team, led by the supremely talented Warren Carlyle, who will bring our labor of love to life as a testament to the triumph of the human spirit," Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman said.

Harmony is part of NYTF's season of "Spiritual Resistance," which features artistic and theatrical works that explore themes of struggle against oppression. The programming - which includes The Sorceress: A Yiddish Musical Fantasy, a fairytale-like story of a pure-hearted young woman who triumphs over her tormentors, a scheming stepmother, and a wicked witch - provides artistic expression concurrent with the exhibition Auschwitz: Not long ago. Not far away. being presented at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

Fresh from the stellar success of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, which won multiple honors including a 2019 Drama Desk Award, NYTF will present Harmony in English, with previews beginning February 11 and the production running from March 4-29, 2020 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, NYC.

For tickets to Harmony, and other performances in NYTF's season of "Spiritual Resistance," visit NYTF.org or call 866-811-4111. For group sales and membership call 212-213-2120 Ext. 204.

October 16, 2019 Playbill.com"Tony Winner Warren Carlyle Will Direct and Choreograph Barry Manilow’s Harmony Musical" by Andrew Gans
The remainder of the creative team for the musical, which will make its Manhattan debut in February 2020, has also been announced. Warren Carlyle, who won a 2014 Tony Award for Best Choreography for After Midnight, will direct and choreograph the previously announced New York debut of Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman’s musical Harmony. The musical, which tells the true story of the Comedian Harmonists, an ensemble of six talented young men in 1920s Germany, will begin previews at The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene February 11, 2020, prior to an official opening March 4. The production will be presented in English.

Carlyle, who was also Tony-nominated for his direction of After Midnight and his choreography for the recent revival of Kiss Me, Kate, said in a statement, “I’m thrilled to be directing Harmony and helping bring this show to New York. It’s an important message and it could not have found a better home to start a New York run than the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at the Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.” The creative team will also include musical director John O’Neill, scenic designer Beowulf Boritt, costume designer Linda Cho, lighting designers Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, and sound designer Dan Moses Schreier. Casting is by Jamibeth Margolis, CSA.

Zalmen Mlotek, artistic director of NYTF, said in an earlier statement, “Harmony speaks to the human spirit in the face of adversity and atrocity. The story of the Comedian Harmonists, whose soaring careers were cut short due to anti-Semitism, reflects the spiritual resistance that was necessary to get through one of the most dehumanizing periods in history. It’s important that their story about the human spirit during the darkest of times be told. Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman have created a show that speaks to the best and worst of humanity.” The production will continue through March 29 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza.

Harmony, which was seen at the La Jolla Playhouse in the late '90s, was recently produced in Atlanta and Los Angeles, where it won the LA Drama Critics Circle Award. National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) produces the New York engagement in association with Ken Davenport.

October 4, 2019 New KeralaPop Music Icon Barry Manilow Announces Westgate Las Vegas Residency Extension Into 2020
LAS VEGAS: Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino announced today that due to continued overwhelmingly popular demand, and fresh off his wildly successful Broadway run and an upcoming sold-out performance in London, GRAMMY, TONY, and EMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter, arranger, producer and musician, Barry Manilow and his MANILOW: LAS VEGAS - The Hits Come Home! has extended his residency at the historic Westgate International Theater into 2020.

MANILOW LAS VEGAS - The Hits Come Home! made its debut in May 2018 to rave reviews and sold-out audiences and earned the Best of Las Vegas awards for Best Resident Performer/Headliner in 2018 and again in 2019. This spectacular show is unlike anything Manilow has ever done in his concert tours around the world before with massive video walls, sets, and special effects - a non-stop evening of Manilow's massive catalogue of Top 40 Hits.

The extension marks the continuation of a very successful partnership between the iconic property and Barry Manilow, who celebrated his 500th show in the famed International Theater earlier this year. We are very happy to extend Barry Manilow who leads a long list of legendary entertainers who have performed at this iconic property, said Westgate Las Vegas President & General Manager Cami Christensen. Barry is part of our family and the Westgate will always be his Las Vegas home.

Manilow has performed more than 500 Las Vegas shows since his first presentation at the International Theater was on January 12, 1988.

NEW ON SALE SHOW DATES
February 13-15, 2020
February 20-22, 2020
March 5-7, 2020
March 26-28, 2020

Tickets for MANILOW LAS VEGAS - The Hits Come Home! performances through March 28, 2020 range in price from $49.75 to $329.75 plus tax and applicable fees and will go on sale on Monday, September 16th at 10am P.D.T. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Box Office at (800) 222-5361 or online at www.barrymanilow.com or www.westgatelasvegas.com.

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