Barry Manilow is headed to Broadway early next year, according to the Denver Post. The singer is scheduled to begin his 17-show stand at the St. James Theatre on January 18. Tickets for the event will set you back between $50 and $350 depending on how close you want to be the legendary crooner.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the upcoming event will mark the first time in 20 years that Manilow has played Broadway. Needless to say, the singer is bound and determined to make his return a huge success.
“Growing up in New York, Broadway has always held a special place in my heart and I am honored to have the opportunity to make the St. James Theatre my home in the New Year,” the singer said in a statement.
Those in attendance will no doubt be treated to a number of the Grammy Award-winning singer’s most popular hits, including “Mandy,” “I Write the Songs,” and “Copacabana (At the Copa),” among many others. Since it’s taken Barry Manilow over 20 years to return to Broadway, you may want to take this opportunity to see the musician while you can.
During the course of his career, Manilow has recorded over two dozen studio albums, beginning with his platinum 1973 debut Barry Manilow. Of those albums, nearly half of them have gone platinum. In 2011, the singer released his latest effort, 15 Minutes, a collection of songs that were reportedly inspired by the life and times of Britney Spears.
“I was watching Britney Spears being driven crazy by the paparazzi,” Manilow explained during an interview with Reuters last year. “This young, beautiful, talented girl was just trying to live her life, but she was being followed around everywhere. I asked myself, is that the price of fame these days?”
Are you planning to catch Barry Manilow on Broadway this January?