Barry Manilow to Croon on Broadway

Barry Manilow MusiCares - P 2012
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Barry Manilow MusiCares - P 2012

The Brooklyn-born singer will return to his hometown to play a 17-date engagement, with premium ticket prices topping those for "The Book of Mormon."

Fanilows rejoice. After years of playing Vegas and large touring venues, Barry Manilow will return to the relative intimacy of a Broadway house early next year, with a 17-performance engagement of Manilow on Broadway at the St. James Theatre. 

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Not seen on the Great White Way since he played 44 shows at the Gershwin Theatre in 1989, Manilow's new concert series runs Jan. 18 through Feb. 9, with an official opening night scheduled for Jan. 24.

"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," said Manilow.

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Now in the fifth decade of his career, the Grammy-winning singer is ranked by R&R (Radio & Records) as the top Adult Contemporary artist of all time, registering 25 consecutive Top 40 hits between 1975 and 1983. His records have sold in excess of 80 million worldwide.

Presented by Jujamcyn Theaters and Stiletto Entertainment, Manilow on Broadway is advertising a ticket price range of $50 to $350. However, premium seats for the show run from $550 to $700, dwarfing the $477 top premium price for the Tony-winning smash The Book of Mormon