Unfortunately for his many legions of fans', it "Could'nt Be Magic" for singer Barry Manilow who once again is ill. So his Broadway comeback following a more than two-decade absence is delayed. Singer Barry Manilow on Thursday canceled the opening night and three other performances of his Broadway run after coming down with bronchitis, according to Manilow's website.And that's a bad thing for fan's who booked their flight's and hotel reservation's and theater ticket's for this week in Manhattan, just to see their hero, Barry. Yikes..poor Barry he already missed the first two previews of his musical debut, this week,and now he’s cancelled tonight’s opening and all the weekend shows.
And after he originally insisted he would be ready to perform in “Manilow on Broadway” tonight, and even hit the after-party at the famed Copacabana...damn..what about Lola,and the showgirls? Instead he also has got a bad case of the flu...that's really what knocked him out. And if you know Barry, he does not have stage fright. He’s been sick as a dog for days.
Maybe that was his last appearance as on “Katie,” earlier this month...Hmmm…maybe she should offer her guests OJ & 7-7. A far cry from the late 70's when 'Barry Manilow Live' his the fifth vinyl album by the singer-songwriter Barry Manilow, was released in 1977,and it scored quadruple platinum. Manilow also was among 1977 Special Tony Award winners. He received it for Barry Manilow on Broadway, his 12 day stay at the Uris Theatre from December 21, 1976 to January 2, 1977, where this live album was recorded. ‘Manilow on Broadway’ has been forced to reschedule tonight’s opening night along, per his doctor’s orders, for the remainder of this weekend’s performances,” his rep said in a statement. “’Manilow on Broadway’ will resume performances on Tuesday, January 29. It turns out the only thing worse than hell and high water is bronchitis. Barry, the man who once "Wrote the Songs that make the whole world Sings" said today that he would reschedule tonight’s opening, as well as Friday and Saturday’s shows. February 28, March 1, and March 2 ,that is...God willing.