Barry Manilow exams optimistic for COVID, misses ‘Concord’ opening

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Barry Manilow examined constructive for COVID on Wednesday — the an identical night his new musical “Harmony” was set to open off-Broadway.

“This merely could possibly be the cruelest issue that has ever occurred to me: 25 years prepared for this current to premiere in New York and I can’t attend,” the “Copacabana” singer, 78, talked about in an announcement. 

Nonetheless, he talked about his viewers can smile with out him. 

Whereas Manilow is unable to attend the current he wrote with longtime collaborator Bruce Sussman, the opening night effectivity will go as deliberate on the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park Metropolis.

The musical is a few sexted of German singers (half of whom have been Jewish) inside the Nineteen Thirties, and the problems that arose for them all through the rise of the Nazi celebration.

“Even inside the face of this pandemic, we New Yorkers keep the toughest, staunchest people on the planet — so, positioned on a masks and go see a gift!”

A scene from the musical “Harmony,” which is in regards to the Nineteen Thirties.
Julieta Cervantes

Manilow moreover known as out from his reside efficiency on the Westgate’s Worldwide Theater in Las Vegas on the ultimate minute closing Saturday with what his supervisor and husband Garry Kief instructed the Las Vegas Overview Journal was “perhaps solely a cold.”

“Concord” runs by Would possibly 8 off-Broadway.

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