Wow, only one performance and he's already

Joviedamian
Broadway Star
joined:11/9/10
I wonder if his understudy could go on....if I was an investor, I would be nervous!

http://broadwayworld.com/article/Barry-Manilow-Postpones-Tonights-MANILOW-ON-BROADWAY-Due-to-Illness-20130122





Updated On: 1/23/13 at 12:58 AM
Phyllis Rogers Stone
Broadway Legend
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chrisampm2
Leading Actor
joined:5/26/07
"Sick." The quotation marks imply you don't believe Manilow's reason. Why?
Visceral_Fella
Broadway Star
joined:1/18/12
Duplicate thread.
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
You can't really help when germs attack -- and it would have little to do with how many performances he has or hasn't gotten through. If the man has bronchitis, it's pretty hard to perform decently let alone do a full concert.

Sheesh.
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Joviedamian
Broadway Star
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I totally agree. I just found it funny, because my friend told me that Barry won't make it on Broadway. I was like why? He said, the man is getting too old (though his facelift looks great), and that by the second performance he will be calling out sick. When I read that he was ill (wish him a quick recovery), I just could not help but think wow, how true that was.
bjh2114
Broadway Legend
joined:4/19/06
Why would that be accurate? The man had a two year residency in Las Vegas not that long ago. I think he can handle it...

It's flu season. He got sick. Get over it.
PalJoey
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Get well soon, Barry.
yr pal,
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followspot
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I just found it funny, because my friend told me that Barry won't make it on Broadway. I was like why? He said, the man is getting too old (though his facelift looks great), and that by the second performance he will be calling out sick.

Get a new friend.
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FindingNamo
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"I was like why?"
"Colbert is toast after this latest flap." -- Mr Roxy "Read 'Atlas Shrugged'." -- Gothampc
castlestreet
Broadway Star
joined:7/2/10
Yeah, I would seriously question Barry's stamina as a performer because of this now too- because its not like 75% of the country is caught up in one of the worst cold and flu seasons in over 20 years...
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
Performers cannot control when they get sick. Liza had to cancel several performances of her engagement at the Palace a few years back because of a throat infection. It happens. As others have said, we're currently experiencing one of the worst flu seasons in decades, and it's particularly bad in New York. The man is 70 years old. Cut him some slack, show some respect.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
FindingNamo
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Maybe not a Liza comparison. Maybe a Steve Kazee?
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AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
Liza was in a similar situation to Manilow: limited engagement, unexpected illness, lots of people making assumptions.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
wonkit
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joined:9/30/08
And of course 70 years old is like one foot in the grave? How about Chita and Rita and Estelle Parsons and Angela Lansbury?
ghostlight2
Broadway Legend
joined:12/5/04
I'm not quite sure what you mean. Chita was out of Drood for nearly a week due to illness. Anyone can get sick.
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
Chita just missed almost a week of performances due to flu, so perhaps she's not your best example.

Way to read into a comment, jeez.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
ken8631
Broadway Legend
joined:4/13/04
Would you rather have him go on and lip-synch?
JoeKv99
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joined:12/27/04
"the facelift looks great"? OBVIOUSLY you are trolling.
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
ghostlight2
Broadway Legend
joined:12/5/04
Yeah, no kidding. I'm no fan of Manilow, but way to kick a guy when he's down. He's obviously very ill. I'm glad that he's taking some real time to get better.
Jane2
Broadway Legend
joined:2/13/04
"the facelift looks great"? OBVIOUSLY you are trolling."

Exactly Joe. This latest lift must have been a Bob's Budget Facelift. His entire face is 100% smooth and doesn't move at all. It's funny to watch his upper lip while he's talking or singing.

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everythingtaboo
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Maybe he can lip-sync. If Beyonce can do it (allegedly), so can he.


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Mister Matt
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I think Manilow had a small window of hotness from around 1979-1983. Hasn't looked good since then. Liberace passed the torch on to him and he totally ran with it.
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JoeKv99
Broadway Legend
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He had a fresh-faced cuteness during his popstar phase in the late 70's. but I'd much rather see a "natural looking" guy who's not a male model than someone who looks completely fake and pulled tighter than a harp string.
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
suestorm
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Im sure he is stressing out that he is sick... and that is probably making him even sicker. im not a fan of his but i feel for the man, im sure this was going to be his big comeback
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Jane2
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I don't think Manilow needs a comeback.

I'm a casual fan of him, and I'm just making fun of a bad facelift.

I am sorry he's sick and I hope he's well soon.
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