Singer Barry Manilow to miss opening night of off-Broadway show due to COVID

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Musician Barry Manilow will miss Wednesday night's opening of his new off-Broadway musical "Harmony: A New Musical," after testing positive for COVID.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Musician Barry Manilow will miss Wednesday night's opening of his new off-Broadway musical after testing positive for COVID.

The show called "Harmony: A New Musical," was set to open Wednesday night to a sold-out crowd at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan.

The show will still go on despite Manilow's positive test.

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Manilow called it possibly "the cruelest thing that has ever happened to me."

The singer has been developing the musical for 25 years.

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