December 1985
Newsweek;12/2/1985, Vol. 106 Issue 23, p78
A review. When it comes to the critics, Barry Manilow might as well be Eddie Fisher. Still, the man has never lacked for chutzpah, which is what it takes to choose prime-time TV for your acting debut; make that debut in the first musical made for TV in almost 30 years; and derive the entire premise of the show from a 4-minute song. His CBS special, `Copacabana' will air on Dec. 3.


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