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Wednesday
Jan092013

Barry Manilow Extends Limited Broadway Engagement Due to Ticket Demand

Facebook.com/BarryManilowBack in October, Barry Manilow announced that he would perform a limited engagement of 17 nights on Broadway, at New York's St. James Theater.  That run has now been extended because tickets are in such high demand.

According to his website, Manilow's engagement will now go for an additional 10 nights.  Initially, he was to have begun previews on January 18, with the official opening coming January 24, and was going to wrap things up February 9.  Now, the show will close February 23.

This is the first time that Manilow has done a concert series on Broadway since 1989, when Barry Manilow at the Gershwin ran for 44 performances.  The ticket demand isn't surprising, considering that the singer is a New York City native and for the past few years his live performances have mostly been concentrated in Las Vegas, where he had two different residencies: one at the Las Vegas Hilton and one at the Paris Hotel & Casino.

The show, Manilow on Broadway, will run five nights a week, Tuesdays through Saturdays, and will feature the singer performing his greatest hits.  He definitely has a lot of them: he's scored 50 top-40 singles in his long career, and sold more than 80 million records.

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