Barbra Streisand 2016 Tour
The queen is coming back to rule your hearts
There probably is not a soul on this planet who doesn’t know about the legendary, Barbra Streisand. She is a living icon, known for her work in multiple fields of entertainment and referred to as the Queen of The Divas. The artist has made her name both as a successful artist and actress. She has starred in a number of television shows including, ‘My Name is Barbra,’ ‘One Voice,’ ‘A Happening in Central Park’ and ‘Color Me Barbra.’ Streisand has also performed in Broadway plays including, ‘I Can get it for You Wholesale’ and ‘Funny Girl’ for which she was nominated for a Tony Award each.
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The artist has now announced her forthcoming album, ‘Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway’ for which she will be embarking on a promotional. This is your chance to catch her live so get your Barbra Streisand tickets and watch as she delivers an unforgettable performance.
Barbra Streisand’s love for performing arts
Barbra Streisand is a Brooklyn native who was born in 1942 to Diana and Emanuel Streisand. Her mother was a soprano singer who considered to pursue a career in music but became a school secretary where she met her father who later passed away when the artist was fifteen months old. Her mother took care of Streisand and her brother, Sheldon and they barely survived the brink of poverty.
Barbra Streisand began her education by attending the Jewish Orthodox Yeshiva of Brooklyn when she was five. The artist started to develop her interest in acting when she was in her school years and soon made a reputation in the neighborhood for her voice. Streisand impressed everyone with her singing debut at the PTA assembly and she was later asked to perform at different weddings and summer camps. Although she was noticed for her vocal abilities but becoming an actress was at the top of her priority list and she became even more committed to her objective when she saw her first Broadway play, ‘The Diary of Anne Frank.’
The artist later went to Erasmus Hall High School in 1955 and became an honor student in English, modern history and Spanish. She joined the Freshman Chorus and Choral Club where she met her future collaborator, Neil Diamond who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Barbara got herself small roles in ‘Picnic’ and ‘Desk Set’ and after graduating in 1959 she took a flight to New York to achieve her dreams of making it to the show business.
Getting closer to her dream
Once she landed in New York, Barbara Streisand found herself a job as an Usher at the Lunt-Fontanne for ‘The Sound of Music’ in 1960. She later came to know that the casting director was auditioning for more singers so she gave it a shot to land herself a role. The director praised her singing skills and so Streisand began to think about pursuing a career in music and soon took part in a talent contest at the Lion nightclub in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. She won the competition and was asked to sign with the Bon Soir nightclub where she continued to win the hearts of people with her performances.
Barbra Streisand soon got her first acting role on the New York Stage in ‘American Evening with Harry Stones’ that received negative reviews from the critics and the show was closed the next day. She was later booked at an upscale nightclub, Blue Angel by her manager Martin Erlichman where she became a hit.
One day when Barbara was performing at the club, the artist was approached by the theater playwright and director, Arthur Laurents who wanted her to audition for a new musical comedy, ‘I Can Get it for You Wholesale.’ The musical got her career started and she was nominated for a Tony Award in the category of ‘Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical.’ After the success of the musical, Barbra Streisand made numerous television appearances on shows including ‘The Tonight Show’, ‘The Garry Moore Show’ and ‘Ed Sullivan Show.’
Debut as a recording artist
As she was winning the hearts of people with her acting skills, Barbra Streisand decided to pursue her career as a recording artist and got signed to the Columbia Records. She released her debut record, ‘The Barbra Streisand Album’ in 1963 which went gold in the United States, reached eighth spot on the Billboard 200 and got five out of five stars by Allmusic. It also won her a Grammy for ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Female Vocal Performance.’ The artist released her second record, ‘The Second Barbra Streisand Album’ in the same year that was certified gold by the RIAA and climbed the second spot on the Billboard’s Pop Albums Chart.
A year later after the release of her double albums, the artist returned to Broadway in 1964 and starred in ‘Funny Girl.’ The play was an instant success and earned her a nomination at the Tony Award for, ‘Best Leading Actress in a Musical.’ She also recorded two of her albums, ‘The Third Album’ and ‘People’ in the same year which were certified gold and platinum by the RIAA respectively. ‘People’ topped the Billboard 200 and won her a Grammy for ‘Best Vocal Performance, Female.’
During the mid 60s to 70s the artist released a number of successful records including, ‘My Name is Barbra, Two…’, ‘Simply Streisand’ and ‘A Christmas Album’ which went five times platinum in the US. In the early 1970s, Streisand began to dominate the pop charts as she came out with a string of hit singles such as The Way We Are, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star is Born) and No More Tears (Enough is Enough) all of which topped the Billboard Hot 100.
At the same time, Streisand entertained people on the big screen as she starred in films like, ‘Hello! Dolly’ in 1969, ‘On a Clear Day you Can See Forever’ in 1970 and a ‘Star is Born’ in 1976. Moreover the artist appeared on two Broadway shows, ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ and ‘What’s Up Doc? in 1970 and 1972 respectively. She also founded her own production company, Barwood Films and directed her first movie, ‘Up the Sandbox.’ As the decade ended, the artist was named the most successful female singer in the United States and also became a well-known actress.
Reaching new heights of success
After dominating the 1970s with her music, films and Broadway shows, Barbra Streisand started the new decade with a bang by coming out with her record, ‘Guilty’ in 1980. The album was produced by Barry Gibb and went five times platinum in the US. It became her best selling record so far as it sold more than fifteen million copies globally and reached the number one position in multiple countries including, Australia, France, Sweden and Germany among others. The album earned her an American Music Award and a Grammy in 1981 and was supported by the critics as The Rolling Stone Album Guide gave ‘Guilty’ five out of five stars.
She then starred in a couple of movies, ‘All Night Long’ and ‘Yentl’ before she came out with her 23rd studio record, ‘Emotion’ in 1984. It was certified platinum in the United States and charted the eighth spot on the UK Albums chart. A year after the release of, ‘Emotion’ the artist put out, ‘The Broadway Album’ which was certified quadruple times platinum.
Streisand went on to treat the audience with many more hit records and released her second film, ‘The Prince of Tides’ as a director in 1991 which was nominated for seven Oscars. In 1994, the artist made her return to the concert stage and released her live album, ‘The Concert’ which reached the tenth spot on the Billboard 200. She later directed her third movie, ‘The Mirror Has Two Faces’ which came out in 1996 and in 1999 the artist put out her 28th studio album, ‘A Love Like Ours’ which was certified platinum in the US.
Hits in the new millennium
Barbra Streisand kicked off the new millennium by releasing her live album, ‘Timeless: Live in Concert’ in 2000 and a year after her new holiday record, ‘Christmas Memories’ came out. She followed it by putting out a sequel to, ‘The Broadway Album’, titled, ‘The Movie Album’ in 2003 and starred in a film, ‘Meet the Fockers’ in 2004.
Streisand didn’t catch a break and soon released her new album, ‘Guilty Pleasures’ in 2005 which went platinum in the United Kingdom and climbed the third spot on the UK Albums chart. Four years later, the artist released her last record of the decade, ‘Love is the Answer’ which reached the first position on both Billboard 200 and UK Albums respectively. It received favorable reviews from the critics and earned her a nomination at the Grammy Awards for ‘Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album’ in 2010.
Barbra Streisand released two more albums, ‘What Matters Most’ and ‘Partners’ in 2011 and 2014 respectively out of which the latter topped the charts in the United States, Australia and Canada. ‘Partners’ was produced by Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds which became the best selling album of 2014 in the US and received three and a half out of five stars from Allmusic.
Now the ten Grammy, five Emmy and two Academy Award winning artist will be releasing her new album, ‘Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway’ that will feature some of Hollywood’s greatest names. She is now going to hit the road to support her forthcoming record so grab your Barbra Streisand tickets and watch as she mesmerizes you with her breathtaking live performance.