Barbra Streisand is an award-winning Brooklyn-born singer, songwriter, actress, producer and director. Her career began in local nightclubs while she was a teen and ultimately led to her first album, “The Barbra Streisand Album”, which won her two Grammy Awards. She has since recorded 35 studio albums.
Streisand has been nominated for over 40 Grammy Awards and has won 15, with her most recent nomination being as Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for “Live in Concert 2006”. Streisand’s popularity extends to her sold-out concerts, where her tickets can cost up to $1,800 for VIP packages and as much as $5,500 on the secondary ticket market.
Besides Streisand’s musical success, her original desire to become an actress drew her to take on roles in Off-Off-Broadway productions and films. In 1962 she had her first major Broadway production, “I Can Get It For You Wholesale”, followed by a successful performance in “Funny Girl” in 1964. The show was reprised for film in 1968, which she also starred in and received an Academy Award, as well as the Golden Globe for her performance. Streisand’s latest film work will include a starring role as Rozalin Focker in the production “Little Fockers”, scheduled for release in 2010.
Barbra Streisand has announced eight additional tour dates to her North American tour. The multi-talented star will kick things off on October 8 in Philadelphia, PA at the Wells Fargo Center, after which she will make two stops in her hometown of Brooklyn at the new Barclays Center. The... Read more
Barbra Streisand will make a much anticipated return to her childhood home of Brooklyn, NY, in a rare musical performance this fall. Streisand will be one of the first performers ever to grace the stage at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, which opens its doors on September 28... Read more
The retired, unretired, retired again and unretired again Barbra Streisand is making a rare live performance at the Village Vanguard, the subterranean jazz club in Greenwich Village in New York, NY, on September 26. While an appropriate venue for the legendary singer to celebrate her upcoming album of jazz... Read more
Barbra Streisand is set to perform at a September 16 fundraiser for Barack Obama at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. The fundraiser is expected to be the last one Obama will attend before the general election on November 4. Tickets for Streisand’s performance are $2,500 per... Read more
Barbra Streisand is set to snub an Australian tour in favour of neighbouring New Zealand – because she is still upset by the country’s criticism of a concert seven years ago. . . The diva was criticised by Australian fans for using an autocue to remember the stage banter... Read more
Just days after Italian consumer groups protested the high cost of tickets to Barbra Streisand‘s upcoming Rome concert, . . . the organizers of the concert have cancelled the show due to “unexpected production delays.” Read more
By Elliot Stern She’s heralded as the music industry’s #1 best selling female artist. And with 50 Gold, 30 Platinum and 13 Multi-Platinum albums it’s hard to deny the claim. In fact, she’s second only to Elvis in the all time charts, ahead of The Beatles and the Rolling... Read more