Special Appearances & Events - Current

When
Where
Don't Ya Love It?
Sunday,
September 22,
2019

(21:00)
BBC Radio 2:
They Write The Songs
Series 4




They Write The Songs, Series 4: Barry Manilow is back with a fourth series of 'They Write The Songs' looking at the art of songwriting.

Episode #1: Barry starts his new series with two of the greatest popular song writers of all time. He looks at the way they expanded their song-writing from a basic three chord structure to include sophisticated changes, experimental techniques and new instruments. He discusses how The Beatles bridged the gap between the classic song writers of the Great American Song Book and the hit singles of pop radio, illustrating on piano how the music they heard at home, crept into the structures of their songs. Barry looks at how the two styles of John Lennon and Paul McCartney resulted in so many different styles of song. From the early hits like ‘Please Please Me’ to the inspired combined writing of ‘A Day in the Life’.

[ BBC Radio 2 ]
Sunday,
September 29,
2019

(21:00)
BBC Radio 2:
They Write The Songs
Series 4




They Write The Songs, Series 4: Barry Manilow is back with a fourth series of 'They Write The Songs' looking at the art of songwriting.

Episode #2: Barry looks at four of the songwriters who occupied the famous Brill building in New York. Carole King and Gerry Goffin & Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil were often competing to write songs for the same recording artists. Their colleagues in the building were doing the same – people like Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield. Barry looks at Goffin and King & Mann and Weil’s astonishing output, songs like ‘Take Good Care of My Baby’; ‘On Broadway’, ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’ and ‘We’ve Gotta Get Outta This Place’ and traces how their partnerships grew and developed, both personally and in their song-writing, over the years.

[ BBC Radio 2 ]
Sunday,
October 6,
2019

(21:00)
BBC Radio 2:
They Write The Songs
Series 4




They Write The Songs, Series 4: Barry Manilow is back with a fourth series of 'They Write The Songs' looking at the art of songwriting.

Episode #3: Barry marvels at the sheer output of Barry Gibb and the Bee Gees. Literally hundreds of songs! Barry tells the story of the Bee Gees' rise to fame, from their early harmonising as youngsters to their first recording hit ‘Spicks and Specks’. He traces their career through their more sophisticated writing on songs like ‘Massachusetts’, ‘I Started a Joke’ and ‘How Can You Mend A Broken Heart’ to their domination of disco with their most celebrated album ‘Saturday Night Fever’. Barry also discusses how the group survived a mauling by the rock critics and went on to write a succession of smash hits for other artists including Barbra Streisand's ‘Guilty’ and ‘A Woman in Love’, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's ‘Islands in the Stream’ and ‘Heartbreaker’ for Dionne Warwick.

[ BBC Radio 2 ]
Sunday,
October 13,
2019

(21:00)
BBC Radio 2:
They Write The Songs
Series 4




They Write The Songs, Series 4: Barry Manilow is back with a fourth series of 'They Write The Songs' looking at the art of songwriting.

Episode #4: Barry turns his attention to the unique collaboration between Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The two writers came together when both responded to the same advertisement in the New Musical Express asking for songwriters. While Taupin wrote lyrics, he couldn’t write melodies and vice versa for Elton John. When both came together, an extraordinary partnership began. There would be no sitting in a room together bashing out songs (as with Carole King and Gerry Goffin or Barry Mann and Cynthia Weill) instead Taupin would simply write a lyric and send it to John. Unlike other writers who plan and discuss what kind of song they wanted to write, for Bernie Taupin and Elton John neither knows what the other is writing until the lyric is put on the piano – then inspiration for the melody strikes – or not! As Barry comments ‘It may just be the purest way of collaborating I’ve ever heard of, because you’re not creating with your mind, you’re creating with your gut’.

[ BBC Radio 2 ]
Sunday,
October 20,
2019

(21:00)
BBC Radio 2:
They Write The Songs
Series 4




They Write The Songs, Series 4: Barry Manilow is back with a fourth series of 'They Write The Songs' looking at the art of songwriting.

Episode #5It may surprise people to see the ‘Father of Electronic Dance Music’ Georgio Moroder included in a series about the art of song-writing. In this programme Barry looks at the particular song writing talent required to compose with computers. Moroder was the champion of ‘The Moog’ which changed the sound of modern music fundamentally after its invention. Lyric writing would have to change too, a point that Barry vividly illustrates by singing the lyric of Johnny Mercer’s ballad ‘Moon River’, and his own ‘Copacabana’, over the original track to ‘I Feel Love’. In this episode, we hear how songs began to be built up with nothing more than an electronic pulse, then adding a bass line, synthesizer sounds, drums and so on. Whereas in the golden age the lyric might come first, now it would come last, and it’s shape would be dictated by the track. A revolution in the way songs are written had begun.

[ BBC Radio 2 ]
Sunday,
October 27,
2019

(21:00)
BBC Radio 2:
They Write The Songs
Series 4




They Write The Songs, Series 4: Barry Manilow is back with a fourth series of 'They Write The Songs' looking at the art of songwriting.

Episode #6

[ BBC Radio 2 ]
Sunday,
November 3,
2019

(21:00)
BBC Radio 2:
They Write The Songs
Series 4




They Write The Songs, Series 4: Barry Manilow is back with a fourth series of 'They Write The Songs' looking at the art of songwriting.

Episode #7

[ BBC Radio 2 ]
Sunday,
November 10,
2019

(21:00)
BBC Radio 2:
They Write The Songs
Series 4




They Write The Songs, Series 4: Barry Manilow is back with a fourth series of 'They Write The Songs' looking at the art of songwriting.

Episode #8

[ BBC Radio 2 ]
Sunday,
November 17,
2019

(21:00)
BBC Radio 2:
They Write The Songs
Series 4




They Write The Songs, Series 4: Barry Manilow is back with a fourth series of 'They Write The Songs' looking at the art of songwriting.

Episode #9

[ BBC Radio 2 ]
Sunday,
November 24,
2019

(21:00)
BBC Radio 2:
They Write The Songs
Series 4




They Write The Songs, Series 4: Barry Manilow is back with a fourth series of 'They Write The Songs' looking at the art of songwriting.

Episode #10

[ BBC Radio 2 ]

Recent Past Special Appearances & Events

When
Where
Don't Ya Love It?
Saturday,
February 9,
2019

(5:30 PM)
California/
Palm Springs
(Palm Springs Convention Center)
25th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards

The Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards gala has raised millions of dollars to care for people living with HIV. Attendees of The 25th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards will be treated to a special performance by pop music icon Barry Manilow. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Wednesday,
February 13,
2019

(10:30 AM)
New York/
New York City
New York Fashion Week

Music and passion were always the fashion! Barry Manilow made a surprise appearance during Michael Kors’ star-studded, disco-era themed New York Fashion Week show with a performance of "Copacabana."

Wednesday,
March 13,
2019
TelevisionAcademy.com
Barry Manilow Interview on TelevisionAcademy.com

In his two-hour interview, Barry Manilow talks about his early life, including the bands he played with as a teen and his early interest in orchestration. He discusses working in the CBS mail room, which led to a job on the local WCBS series Call Back. He details his career writing commercial jingles for companies including State Farm, Band-Aid, Dr. Pepper, and McDonald’s. He speaks of being the accompanist for Bette Midler, and going out on tour. Manilow recounts his first huge hit record, “Mandy," which was shepherded by Clive Davis and led to appearances on the music series Midnight Special, Rock Concert, and Soundstage. He details his many successful television specials, and recalls guest-stars Ray Charles, John Denver, and Penny Marshall. He outlines his guest appearances on sitcoms Murphy Brown and Will & Grace, as well as his stint as mentor/guest judge on American Idol. He sums up by discussing how the industry has changed since he started, and with advice to aspiring musicians. Adrienne Faillace conducted the interview on January 24, 2019 in Palm Springs, CA.

When
Where
Don't Ya Love It?
Saturday,
March 23,
2019

(5:00 PM)
Arizona/Phoenix
(JW Marriott)

Celebrity Fight Night 25

One of the nation’s most legendary ballad singers and composers will be performing at one of the country’s most renowned charity events. Make plans now to attend a once-in-a-lifetime experience as Barry Manilow performs in front of special guests, celebrities and VIPs at the 25th Annual Celebrity Fight Night on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Grammy Award-winning leading lady of country music Reba McEntire will host Celebrity Fight Night for the 15th year. This exciting evening will take place at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix with the red-carpet festivities starting at 5:00 p.m. All proceeds raised will support the Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Program at Barrow Neurological Institute, as well as several other charities.

When
Where
Don't Ya Love It?
Tuesday,
April 2,
2019
WGN-TV

Dean Richards chats with Emmy, Grammy &
Tony winning superstar Barry Manilow


He has sold more than 85 million albums worldwide - 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. Barry shares his Chicago memories, what he still wants to accomplish & talks about his Las Vegas residency with Dean Richards. In response to the needs of the local public schools and their severely depleted music programs, Barry Manilow gathered some friends and formed The Manilow Music Project as part of his nonprofit Manilow Health and Hope Fund. The mission statement of The Manilow Music Project highlights the importance of music programs in our schools and donates instruments and materials to school music programs. More information can be found at www.manilowmusicproject.org.

Tuesday,
April 2,
2019
Good Day LA

Barry Manilow discusses his new residency on GDLA

American singer-songwriter Barry Manilow discusses his new residency at the Westgate Resort on Good Day LA.

Wednesday,
April 3,
2019
Fox 26 News (Houston)

Manilow Music Project giving school band $100K in instruments, uniforms

Music legend Barry Manilow has a huge opportunity for high school students. He’s offering school bands an opportunity to win $100,000 for instruments and band uniforms. “If you've got a school that has a band that needs instruments or band uniforms, just go on manilowmusicproject.org and tell us why you need these instruments. If you win this contest, we're going to give you $100,000 worth of instruments and band uniforms. Isn't that great?” Manilow says. Those interested in the contest are asked to submit a video explaining who you are, why you need assistance, what you would use the money for, and how it would make a difference for your band. They’re looking for a high school band “with the most heart.” You have until May 2 to submit an entry. Manilow makes the final decision. We asked Manilow what he wants to see in these videos. He says he really just wants to know there are music lovers who really need this gift of music in their school. Click here for more information.

Friday,
April 5,
2019
The TODAY Show
Kathie Lee Gifford gets a musical surprise from Barry Manilow on her last day with TODAY

Kathie Lee Gifford's final day on TODAY is here, and to mark that big event, friends, family and colleagues gathered on the show Friday to honor the broadcasting legend -- including another legendary performer. After a series of surprises, a mystery man appeared behind a stage-side door, revealed only in silhouette. But he didn't remain a mystery for long. Kathie Lee Gifford sprung out of her chair when she realized who the final mystery guest was! As soon as he turned to show her his profile, KLG shouted, "Barry Manilow!" That's right! The 75-year-old superstar singer stepped out as the guest of honor jumped up and down with delight. The two shared sweet pleasantries, and he presented her with a bouquet of flowers. But those blossoms weren't the only treat he had in store for her. He also gave her the gift of song.

Thursday,
April 11,
2019
ABC-4 Good4Utah

Exclusive Interview with Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow is celebrating his 50th year in show business and his 500th performance at the Westgate Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. ABC4's Tony Toscano chatted with the iconic singer and songwriter about his career and his charity, The Manilow Music Project.

Friday,
June 28, 2019

(6:45-7:30 AM)
ITV's Good Morning Britain
Barry Manilow on Good Morning Britain!

Barry Manilow calls in for a chat. The 14th of September will see singing legend Barry Manilow headlining this year's Proms in the Park at London's Hyde Park. Barry Manilow chats to GMB about a UK tour being in the works for next year and answers questions put to him by fans.




Tuesday,
July 30, 2019
NBC 4 New York
Barry Takes the Stage: Manilow Broadway

Music and passion are always the fashion on Broadway! The legendary Barry Manilow is starring in his new show, “Manilow Broadway.” Joelle Garguilo sits down with the star to talk about the new production and his incredible career.

Thursday,
July 25, 2019

(7:00 AM ET)
Good Morning America
Barry performs on Good Morning America!

"Good Morning America" is a two-hour, live program anchored by Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan; and Ginger Zee is the chief meteorologist. The morning news program airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (7:00-9:00 a.m. EDT) on ABC. Highlights of the week include... Thursday, July 25 - Actor Jack Quaid ("The Boys"); a performance by Barry Manilow; Deals and Steals with ABC e-commerce editor Tory Johnson.

The one and only Barry Manilow performs LIVE in Times Square at Good Morning America Studios! -- https://gma.abc/2HNA1Wz

Thursday,
July 25, 2019

(1:00 PM ET, 12:00 PM CT/PT)
Strahan & Sara
Barry performs on Strahan & Sara!

"Strahan & Sara" is a one-hour program hosted by Michael Strahan and Sara Haines. The daytime program airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (1:00-2:00 p.m. ET| 12:00 p.m. CT|PT) on ABC. Highlights of the week include... Thursday, July 25 - Guest co-host Michael Symon; Dave Navarro ("Ink Master"); a performance by Barry Manilow.

Any die-hard fans who know trivia on Barry and would be interested in seeing him perform live? Contact Kimberly Ruiz with the following information: (1) Name, (2) Phone number, (3) 2-3 pictures of themselves (for reference, not for air), and (4) Why they are the biggest Barry Manilow fan.
 
Friday,
August 9, 2019
PIX 11
Barry Manilow, Broadway and beyond

Only once in a blue moon do we come across a talent who has conquered the music charts, done television, movie soundtracks, voice overs and even jingles. Barry Manilow has accomplished all that. For a limited time, you can get a chance to experience the magic live as he takes the stage on "Manilow Broadway."

Oji had the chance to chat with him as he promises an evening of nonstop Top 40 Hits and surprises from his extensive music catalog. "Manilow Broadway" runs through Aug. 17 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre at 205 W. 46th Street. For tickets, click here.


Saturday,
August 10, 2019
SiriusXM
SiriusXM On Broadway

It’s a MIRACLE!! For the 1st time ever we’re pleased to live broadcast a show direct from Broadway as it happens... and it’s MANILOWBROADWAY! LIVE from the Lunt-Fontanne tonight 8 ET! All your favorite iconic hits & personal stories from Barry Manilow back home where he belongs! -- SiriusXM On Broadway channel 72.

Saturday,
September 14,
2019
England/
London
(Hyde Park)

BBC Proms in the Park 2019
Last Night of the Proms


The international singing sensation Barry Manilow is coming to Proms in the Park! With a career spanning over 50 years and a catalogue of instantly-recognisable hits to draw from, we guarantee that you’ll be singing and dancing along when the legendary performer takes the stage. Speaking ahead of the event, Barry Manilow, said: “I am so excited to be coming back to London’s Hyde Park for Proms in the Park in September! I always love performing with the BBC Concert orchestra, so I know we’re all in for a wonderful time.”

Quite simply the Greatest Showman, Barry Manilow performed some of his many hits, including "It's A Miracle," "Daybreak," "Looks Like We Made It," "Can't Smile Without You," "Bermuda Triangle," "Even Now," "Let's Hang On," "Weekend In New England," "Sweet Heaven (I'm In Love Again)," "Could It Be Magic," "I Made It Through The Rain," "Mandy," "I Write The Songs" and "Copacabana (At The Copa)" with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

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