Barry Manilow has been forced to postpone the opening night of his latest concert show on Broadway because of illness.

Producers said Thursday night's performance of Manilow On Broadway - as well as shows scheduled for Friday and Saturday - have been rescheduled for late February and early March.

Producers said in a statement: "It turns out the only thing worse than hell and high water is bronchitis."

The Grammy Award-winning singer of such songs as Mandy, I Write The Songs and Looks Like We Made It, will now celebrate his opening night on Tuesday at the St James Theatre.