Singer-songwriter Barry Manilow officially opened his latest Broadway engagement, Manilow Broadway, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre July 30 after beginning performances July 26. The Grammy Award winner is scheduled to play a limited run through August 17.
“I am thrilled to be returning to my hometown of New York City and performing once again on Broadway,” said Manilow in an earlier statement. “It holds a very special place in my heart.”
The artist had 25 consecutive Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1975 and 1983. The list includes songs that he still sings today: “Mandy,” “It's a Miracle,” “Could It Be Magic,” “I Write the Songs,” “Tryin' To Get the Feeling Again,” “This One's For You,” “Weekend in New England,” “Looks Like We Made It,” “Can't Smile Without You,” “Even Now," and the Grammy-winning ”Copacabana (At the Copa).” He's also got a passion for musical theatre; he wrote the scores for the musicals Harmony and Copacabana.
Flip through photos of the opening night below: