Barry Manilow Compares Himself To Justin Bieber During Opening Night On Broadway

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Despite his soaring popularity with permit licensed teens and the obsessive paparazzi coverage, Justin Bieber still has not had a number one single in the US. Despite owning several chart topping singles, Barry Manilow feels he and Bieber are one of a kind.

“I was the Justin Bieber of the ’70s,” Manilow said during opening night of his extensive Broadway residency. “Really. Just ask your mother.”

Manilow finally took the stage after cancelling several performances last week due to bouts with the flu and bronchitis, which he recalled humorously to the crowd.

“I have hacked up enough phlegm to float Fire Island,” laughed the Brooklyn born singer as boxes of tissues lined the stage in case of emergency.

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Over nearly two hours, Manilow’s performance takes a stroll through his life with both commentary and songs, which include hits like “Mandy,” “I Write Songs” and “Tryin’ to Get the Feeling Again.” The show runs through March 2nd with the cancelled performances rescheduled to accommodate fans.

Setlist:

It’s a Miracle
Could It Be Magic
Give My Regards to Broadway
Somewhere in the Night
Looks Like We Made It
Can’t Smile Without You
Bandstand Boogie
Old Songs
Stay
Even Now
Brooklyn Blues
I Am Your Child
This One’s for You
New York City Rhythm
Weekend in New England
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Every Single Day
When October Goes
Tryin’ to Get the Feeling Again
I Made It Through The Rain
Mandy
Could It Be Magic
Copacabana
I Write the Songs

ENCORE:

It’s a Miracle


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