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Initial casting announced for Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman’s ‘Harmony’ on Broadway

Five of the six ‘Harmonists’ will make their Main Stem debuts.

Sean Bell, Eric Peters, Blake Roman, Danny Kornfeld, Zal Owen and Steven Telsey (Courtesy of O&M)

Casting has been announced for the actors playing The Harmonists, the real-life musical group at the center of the musical “Harmony.” Sean Bell, Danny Kornfeld, Zal Owen, Eric Peters, Blake Roman and Steven Telsey will portray the six members of the group.

“Harmony” will mark the Main Stem debuts of Bell, Kornfeld, Peters, Roman and Telsey. Owen previously appeared on Broadway in “The Band’s Visit.”

Prior to their Broadway bow, the six actors will join the musical’s composer — Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Barry Manilow — onstage at Radio City Music Hall for an appearance during his five concerts beginning on May 31.

As previously announced, “Harmony” is scheduled to begin previews on Oct. 18 and officially open on Nov. 13 at the Barrymore Theatre. Warren Carlyle will direct and choreograph the show, which features music by Manilow with lyrics and a book by Sussman.

“Harmony” tells the story of six entertainers who rose to fame in Berlin during the 1920s and ’30s. The Comedian Harmonists sold millions of records and starred in dozens of films — but they’re legacy was erased by the turmoil of Nazi Germany.

“Harmony” is being produced on Broadway by Ken Davenport, Sandi Moran and Garry Kief.

The Harmonists then (below) and now (above) (Courtesy of O&M)