Barry Manilow has tested positive for COVID. He won’t be at tonight’s premiere of his new musical.
Manilow writes: “I am heartbroken to say that I have just tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t be able to attend tonight’s opening night performance of my new musical, HARMONY. This just might be the cruelest thing that has ever happened to me: 25 years waiting for this show to premiere in New York and I can’t attend. Even in the face of this pandemic, we New Yorkers remain the toughest, staunchest people on the planet — so, put on a mask and go see a show!”
“Harmony” is opening at the National Yiddish Theater tonight in New York. It stars Chip Zien and Sierra Boggess. No, it’s not in Yiddish, but you have to start off Broadway somewhere!
PS Barry’s in good company. A number of people in the music biz have gotten COVID in the last couple of weeks because of all the traveling back and forth across the country. Luckily, symptoms are minimal if you were vaxxed and boosted!