After the Rod Stewart, Abba, Madness and Queen musicals, prepare yourself for the next lyrical genius to have a musical made of his music, and yes it's a miracle because its only Barry Manilow.
He may have boasted how he wrote the songs that made the whole world sing, but he also wrote the song that made the whole world sick in Copacabana, a song so cheesy it could be cut into slices and served on a cheeseburger.
To be fair on the white shoe wearing warbler, he has a very good voice and can tinkle the ivories better than most but the thought of sitting through a musical comprising entirely of Barry Manilow songs leaves me as cold as poor Tony who was shot by Rico who went a bit too far, Tony sailed across the bar, and then the punches flew and chairs were....hell, he's got me doing it now.
Whoever thought this would be a good idea should be taken high upon a hillside, high up where the stallion meets the sun. And left there till he apologises.
Sorry, i am sure that you are a great guy who has bought enjoyment to millions with your ballads and songs about not being able to smile but Barry, we don't need you today, Oh Barry.