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Manilow Hospitalized With Chest Pains
Singer Barry Manilow Is Hospitalized in Calif. After Suffering From Chest Pain Due to Stress
The Associated Press

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. Feb. 1 — Barry Manilow was hospitalized after suffering from chest pain due to stress, his publicist said.

Manilow, 57, was hospitalized Saturday after returning to his home from New York, where he and co-writer Bruce Sussman had taken part in “two of the most grueling days of arbitration” in a lawsuit over rights to the musical “Harmony,” publicist Jerry J. Sharell said.

“Harmony” ran in Philadelphia but was canceled in November because it fell short of its capitalization. A 1997 production at the La Jolla Playhouse in California also faltered and closed after mixed reviews.

The show, which has music by Manilow and book and lyrics by Sussman, is about the Comedian Harmonists, a group of singers popular during the last days of Germany’s Weimar Republic.

Manilow told the New York Post at the time of the Philadelphia cancellation, “Other than the death of my mother, this is probably the most devastating day of my life. Maybe even more so, because it affects so many other people.”

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