Not even icon Barry Manilow is safe from the plague of wintertime illnesses sweeping through New York.
Following doctors' orders, the crooner rescheduled his January 23 performance of Manilow on Broadway due to bronchitis. It's the second show he's missed (January 22's performance was cancelled as well) to save up energy for the concert's official opening tomorrow night, January 24. Manilow assured fans in a press release that his opening night show will go on.
A makeup performance has been added on February 27 to accommodate ticket-holding Fanilows.
Manilow on Broadway marks the Grammy Award-winning musician's return to the Great White Way. He will play a limited engagement at the St. James Theatre, opening on January 24.
Manilow's previous Broadway credits include his Tony Award-winning Barry Manilow on Broadway and Barry Manilow at the Gershwin. He also contributed songs to Bette Midler's Clams on the Half Shell Revue and The Madwoman of Central Park West. In the West End, his music was featured in Barry Manilow's Copacabana - The Musical, which went on to tour the U.S., Australia and Asia.
Among his numerous hit songs are "Mandy," "I Write the Songs," "This One's For You," "Weekend In New England," "Looks Like We Made It," and "Can't Smile Without You."
The Fanilows can't smile without you, Barry. Get well soon.