Barry Manilow’s hit musical, Copacabana will return to the UK and tour in a new production starting in October. The musical, written by Manilow and his longtime collaborators Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman, has not been seen in the UK for ten years and will open at Harlow Playhouse on Thursday 2nd October 2014.
Packed with original songs, dazzling costumes and dynamic choreography, this new production will reimagine the original stage version of Copacabana, which was first performed in the US in 1991 and has never before been seen in the UK.
The show features many of Manilow’s best-loved hits including Dancin’ Fool, Who Needs to Dream, Welcome to Havana and of course, the Grammy Award-winning Copacabana (At The Copa).
Jon Lee (S Club 7) will star as ‘Tony Starr’ and Richard Grieve (Neighbours and Home and Away) will star as ‘Sam Silver.’ This production introduces Jennifer Harding as the iconic ‘Lola.’
Copacabana has Music by Barry Manilow, Lyrics by Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman and Book by Barry Manilow, Jack Feldman and Bruce Sussman. It is Directed by Thom Southerland (Titanic, Southwark Playhouse) with Choreography by Tim Jackson (Merrily We Roll Along, Menier Chocolate Factory/West End) and Musical Direction by Lee Freeman.
See www.copacabanathemusical.co.uk for more details.
THURSDAY 2 – SATURDAY 4 OCTOBER 2014
Box Office 01279 431945 | www.playhouseharlow.com
MONDAY 6 –SATURDAY 11 OCTOBER 2014
SOUTHSEA KINGS THEATRE
Box Office 0239 282 8282 | www.kings-southsea.com
WEDNESDAY 15 – SATURDAY 18 OCTOBER
BUXTON OPERA HOUSE
Box Office 0845 127 2190 | www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk
TUESDAY 21 – FRIDAY 24 OCTOBER 2014
JERSEY OPERA HOUSE
Box Office 01534 511115 | www.jerseyoperahouse.co.uk
MONDAY 27 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2014
BOURNEMOUTH PAVILION THEATRE
Box Office 0844 576 3000 | www.bournemouthpavilion.co.uk
MONDAY 3 – FRIDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2014
NEWCASTLE MILL VOLVO
Box Office 0191 243 1171 | www.millvolvotynetheatre.co.uk
MONDAY 10 – SATURDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2014
BLACKPOOL GRAND THEATRE
Box Office 01253 290190 | www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk
MONDAY 17 – SATURDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2014
BILLINGHAM FORUM THEATRE
Box Office 01642 520240 | www.forumtheatrebillingham.co.uk
Further dates to be announced.