With book by Tim Prager, based on an original idea by Bill Kenwright, and featuring all the timeless hits from music legend Barry Manilow, the story centres around an aspiring young band who, on a visit to New York, come across an opportunity not to be missed - auditions for the latest reality TV show to find the next pop music sensation. When the TV company offers lead singer Tony a chance to appear on the show, the other band members give him their unconditional blessing. But before Tony can realise his dream, he is caught up in a tragic sequence of events which leaves him fighting for his life. Left with no memory his dreams are all but shattered. His only hope lies in the power of the music he loves and his feelings for a girl he once knew called Mandy... Barry Manilow is one of the most successful music artists of all time. He has sold more than 75 million records worldwide and at the height of his success he had five albums on the best-seller charts in the US. This brand new musical, fully endorsed by Barry Manilow and his music executive Garry Kief, includes over 30 of Barry's hit songs including Could it be Magic, It's a Miracle, I Write the Songs, Mandy, I Made it Through the Rain, Trying to Get the Feeling
and of course Can't Smile Without You
as well as many many more. Please note that Barry Manilow does not star in this production.Performers Chesney Hawkes (Tony), Siobhan Dillon (Mandy), Francesca Jackson.
Book by Tim Prager. Producer Bill Kenwright. Director Keith Strachan. Director Bill Kenwright. Design Andy Walmsley. Lighting Ben Cracknel. Choreographer Carole Todd. Musical Director John Maher. Costume Brigid Guy. Sound Gareth Owen. Producer Garry Kief (executive producer).