Barry Manilow's Copacabana


Robert Cuccioli with Chandra Lee Schwartz   and    Elise Santora

photos © Matt Polk



July 21 - August 2

The Benedum Center

Book by Barry Manilow,
Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman
Lyrics by Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman
Music by Barry Manilow

A love letter to the Technicolor® musicals of the 1940s! 

Travel back in time with Lola, Tony and Rico when “music and passion were always in fashion.” Inspired by Barry Manilow’s Grammy® Award-winning hit song “Copacabana,” this old-fashioned musical weaves a seductive story of love, jealousy and murder as told through the eyes of an aspiring songwriter. Complete with splashy production numbers and an original Latin-inspired score, Copacabana features more than a few surprises for even the biggest Barry Manilow fan.

Robert Cuccioli took the stage as Rico in Barry Manilow’s Copacabana. He made his Broadway debut as Javert in Les Misérables and earned a Tony® nomination for his role in Jekyll and Hyde. His previous Pittsburgh CLO credits include The Sound of Music, Funny Girl, Guys and Dolls, Bells are Ringing and The Pajama Game.  He also directed Jekyll and Hyde for Pittsburgh CLO

Tony Yazbeckas as Tony/Stephen