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Barry Manilow cancels a further 3 performances



Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum recording artist Barry Manilow has cancelled a further three performances of his Broadway concert show, Manilow on Broadway, due to an ongoing bout of bronchitis.

The show's opening night performance 24 Jan 2013, will be rescheduled to 28 Feb 2013. The 25 Jan performance, will be rescheduled to 1 Mar 2013 and the 26 Jan performance will be rescheduled for 2 Mar 2013.

A statement announcing the cancellations said, "On doctors' orders, Manilow on Broadway has been forced to reschedule tonight's opening night along with the remainder of this weekend's performances. Manilow on Broadway will resume performances on Tuesday, January 29. ... Barry is deeply sorry to disappoint his fans and is doing everything he can to ensure a speedy recovery."

The announcement follows two previous cancellations - 22 Jan 2013 and 23 Jan 2013.

Manilow on Broadway began previews at St. James Theatre on 18 Jan 2013. It was originally scheduled to open on 24 Jan 2013, but due to illness will now have its opening night on 29 Jan 2013. The show will close on 2 Mar 2013.

Manilow grew up in Brooklyn, where music was an integral part of his life. By the age of seven, he was taking accordion lessons and playing on a neighbor's piano. Choosing a career in music while still in his teens, he attended New York College of Music and the Juilliard School of Music while working in the mailroom at CBS. He subsequently became musical director for a CBS show named "Callback" (the predecessor to "American Idol").

Since then, Manilow has been ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio & Records), with no less than 25 consecutive Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1975 and 1983. The list includes all-time favorites that Manilow still sings today: "Mandy," "It's A Miracle," "Could It Be Magic," "I Write the Songs," "Tryin' To Get the Feeling Again," "This One's For You," "Weekend In New England," "Looks Like We Made It," "Can't Smile Without You," "Even Now," and the Grammy Award-winning "Copacabana (At the Copa)."

Barry Manilow said, "Growing up in New York, Broadway has always held a special place in my heart and I am honored to have the opportunity to make the St. James Theatre my home in the New Year."

Manilow on Broadway is presented by Jujamcyn Theaters and STILETTO Entertainment.

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