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Barry Manilow reschedules Broadway opening night

Thursday - 1/24/2013, 3:57pm  ET

NEW YORK (AP) - Illness has forced Barry Manilow to postpone the opening night of his latest concert show on Broadway.

Producers said that Thursday's performance of "Manilow on Broadway" _ as well as ones scheduled for Friday and Saturday _ have been rescheduled for late February and early March. Wednesday's show was also canceled.

Producers said in a statement: "It turns out the only thing worse than hell and high water is bronchitis."

The Grammy Award-winning singer of such songs as "Mandy," `'I Write the Songs" and "Looks Like We Made It," will now hold his opening night on Tuesday at the St. James Theatre.

Producers said: "Barry is deeply sorry to disappoint his fans and is doing everything he can to ensure a speedy recovery."

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Online: http://ManilowOnBroadway.com


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