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Barry Manilow cancels a second performance

Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum recording artist Barry Manilow has cancelled the 23 Jan 2013 preview performance of his Broadway concert show, Manilow on Broadway, due to bronchitis.

A statement about the cancellation reads, "On doctors' orders, tonight's performance of Manilow on Broadway has been rescheduled. A makeup performance has been added on Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 pm to accommodate ticketholders. Barry thanks everyone for their understanding and is looking forward to returning to the stage of the St. James for tomorrow's opening night performance....Come hell or high water!"

This is the second preview performance the star has had to cancel. The performance has been rescheduled for 27 Feb 2013.

Mannilow had to cancel the 22 Jan 2013 preview performance of his show due to illness, and rescheduled that performance for 26 Feb 2013.

The concert began previews at St. James Theatre on 18 Jan 2013, where it is due to open on 24 Jan 2013, and close on 27 Feb 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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