Saturday, July 13, 2024

Barry Manilow Felled by Flu– Postpones Broadway Opening Tonight and All Weekend Shows


Poor Barry Manilow. He’s missed the first two previews of his Broadway debut. And now he’s cancelled tonight’s opening and all the weekend shows. He’s got a bad case of the flu. It really knocked him out, apparently. And you know Barry does not have stage fright. He’s been sick as a dog for days. His last appearance as on “Katie.” Hmmm…Maybe that was it! Just kidding. A statement from the publicist: 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 is deeply sorry to disappoint his fans and is doing everything he can to ensure a speedy recovery.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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