Monday, June 17, 2024

Thanks for Nothing: Drew Barrymore Show Features Barry Manilow Musical 10 Days Before Closing, at Broadway Theater Named for Her Family


Barry Manilow’s musical, “Harmony,” opened on November 13th at the Barrymore Theater on Broadway. Previews began October 18th.

Now the show is closing on February 4th. So on Tuesday, talk show host Drew Barrymore will finally air a piece promoting the show. It features Drew looking around the theater named for her great grand uncle and aunt, John and Ethel Barrymore.

Couldn’t this have happened back in November, when the show needed help? Now it’s pretty much “thanks for nothing.” At this point, why even bother?

Speaking of Drew’s family, her mother Jaid’s old friends are wondering what’s happened to her. In the four seasons of the Drew Barrymore Show, Jaid has vanished from the scene. Jaid and Drew famously feuded for years after Drew self emancipated at age 14.

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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