Show History



Barry Manilow's Copacabana is inspired by Jack Feldman, Bruce Sussman and Barry Manilow's 1978 hit song, "Copcabana". After the success and Grammy nomination of the song, the team expanded on the song to make a TV movie musical in 1985. Following the TV movie musical, Manilow conceived an Atlantic City nightclub show in the early 1990s. The stage musical version of Copacabana followed in 1994.


Copacabana premiered on March 21, 1994, at Theatre Royal in Plymouth.