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Barry Manilow tests positive for COVID-19, misses his musical’s opening


Barry Manilow. Picture: Instagram/@barrymanilowofficial

Barry Manilow was not current within the New York premiere of his long-awaited musical “Harmony: A New Musical,” after he examined positive for COVID-19 hours earlier than the present opened.

The “Mandy” singer expressed his disappointment and described the scenario because the “cruelest thing” that occurred to him, as per his Instagram web page right now, April 14.

“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,’ he said. “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.”

Regardless of his situation, Manilow urged followers to look at the present whereas following the minimal well being protocols to keep away from contracting the novel coronavirus.

“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!” he said.

“Harmony,” written by Manilow and his musical collaborator Bruce Sussman, tells the true story of the Comic Harmonists, an ensemble of six younger males in Nineteen Twenties Germany who bought thousands and thousands of information and starred in additional than a dozen movies. The present will run till Might 8 in Manhattan. JB

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