Dina Nayeri & Julia Fierro Book Court Tonight, 7pm, Free When one considers radical literature, old issues of Life magazine with Molly Ringwald and Barbara Streisand on the cover might not immediately come to mind. But for the 11-year-old twin sisters who are the protagonists of Dina Nayeri's new no ... More >>
I'm not here to talk about The Guilt Trip right now. Barbra Streisand is fun and looks radiant in it, but overall, it's a meh experience. I'd rather discuss Funny Lady, the 1975 sequel to Funny Girl, which is moody, opulent, and even more filled with Barbraisms than Richard Simmons. In fact, it be ... More >>
There was no night off for fans last Friday, even though Barbra Streisand's two Brooklyn concerts were Thursday and Saturday. Friday was the night they held "Hello, Gorgeous!"--a musical tribute to Babs at Kaye Playhouse, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Barbra the perfectionist would ... More >>
Here's the easiest quiz in the world, and not just because we gave you the answer in the title of the post. If you had to guess, which artist's fan base had to deal with much tighter security at Barclays Center? A) Jay-Z's B) Barbra Streisand's If you guessed A), congratulations, you live in the ... More >>
Thanks to the devoted folks over at All That Chat, I've got the lineup of what Barbra Streisand sang in Philly last night--presumably the same set list she's bringing to Brooklyn later this week. Sounds like a lot of long, luxurious notes to me. So nu? ACT ONE "You'll Never Know" (video introd ... More >>
Barbra Streisand recently revealed that she will sing with her son Jason Gould in Brooklyn. Meaning onstage in her October concerts. See, Babs was impressed by the things Jason has recorded and she wants to give him a stage--and a pretty good duetting partner--which automatically makes her more su ... More >>
The 1962 Granny Guignol classic Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? is being remade by Walter Hill, and it's time to line up two stars who are over the hill to play the parts. You know the drill. Jane is a nutjob who's stuck in her cutesy-pie kiddie routine and is so adorable except that she viciously ... More >>
There's been a lot of talk -- mainly right here -- about whether Barbra Streisand is the right choice to play the feisty Mama Rose in the new movie version of the classic musical Gypsy. Well, I just heard from Steven Brinberg, who for years has done a letter-perfect Babs homage called Simply Barbra ... More >>
I love giving casting advice for free, especially when a movie like Barbra Streisand's Gypsy--as it will forever be known--seems to need it so badly. I won't dare to cast the title role, since an age-appropriate daughter for a 70-year-old would probably be Madonna--and while she'd be great as a str ... More >>
As you know, Barbra Streisand is going ahead with her plan to play Mama Rose in another movie of Gypsy, the musical about the tomboy who becomes a star largely thanks to the stage mother she ends up wanting to go away. Well, there's been a lot of cynicism about Babs, who's turning 70, playing this ... More >>
I'll never forget it, people. I woke up to a stack of gifts, all beautifully wrapped, my heart racing with glee as I ripped open each one. There were gorgeous, silky, patterned gowns! Shimmery drop earrings! Sizzling hot high heels!
Lauren AmbroseNo one can play Fanny Brice in Funny Girl except Barbra Streisand, who plays it every time her immortal performance turns up when the movie shows. Her fiery, hilarious, heartbreaking force-of-nature genius in the role looms over anyone else daring to come near it, spewing a gia ... More >>
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In her new memoir, Learning To Live Out Loud, wonderful actress Piper Laurie remembers being nominated for playing the crazed, bible thumping mama of the title character of Carrie, the 1976 horror classic. Writes Piper: "It was hard to look delighted when they announced that Beatrice Strai ... More >>
As you know, Barbra Streisand is reportedly going to make a movie where she's Grandma Rose--I mean Mama Rose--in Gypsy. Well, I have a great idea as to who should play the worn out yet educational ecdysiasts who sing "You Gotta Get A Gimick" to young Gypsy Rose Lee as they show off the shtic ... More >>
Barbra Streisand, 'Yentl'I gave the guys their turn at drag validation. Now let's go for the guys who happen to gals. Which of these screen ladies convinced you, intrigued you, and really grabbed you in their macho getups? By the way, in the above photo, Barbra's the one on the right.
Happy Pride month! To celebrate, let's name the five gayest songs ever written--chosen because the LGBTS love 'em, not necessarily because they have specifically gay content in them: (5) "The Man That Got Away"--sung by Judy Garland When it was used by no fewer than two acts in the recent ... More >>
Sixty-nine-year-old Barbra Streisand was all set to play Mama Rose in a movie of the ultimate show biz musical, Gypsy, but then you'll recall that author Arthur Laurents decided not to go ahead with it because theater's joy is its evanescence blah blah blah. And then I heard the project was ... More >>
Funny Girl is the classic musical about entertainer Fanny Brice, a show that is never revived because Barbra Streisand was so indelible in the role, you'd have to be an absolute looney tune to even go near it. And the movie captures her performance for all time, a constant reminder of the p ... More >>
My idol, Barbra Streisand, has that new book out, My Passion for Design, which is summed up by the first quote on the jacket: "My whole life, in a sense, has been a search for beauty." And for a good price!
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 27, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 17 Will they snort coke in the White House? By Maureen Orth LOS ANGELES, California -- "I kissed Jack Nicholson," shrieked a teenybopper, her bare midriff quivering with excitement. "Warren Beatty hugged ... More >>
Via you-know-whoSo. Arcade Fire won the Grammy for Album of the Year. Maybe you heard about it. And maybe you are aware that this is a momentous occasion, an unprecedented generational coup, a Barbra Streisand-delivered clarion call that launched a thousand think pieces on the Death/Triumph o ... More >>
Last year, Burlesque was the only musical to hit the screen (unlike you count Camp Rock 2 and Scott Pilgrim), but somehow that was enough to make the genre catch fire again. No fewer than three major divas are going ahead with large-scale movie musicals. And interestingly, every one of them ... More >>
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here. In 2010, when pop musicians are struggling to have half the visibility of the latest news-cycle-spawned entrant into Google Trends, it's hard not to see charity endeavors as ego extensions. Recall "Just Stand Up!," ... More >>
It's a long weekend! (Really long, hopefully.) To celebrate, we decided to give you a full week's worth of nightlife options, dance-music-oriented and otherwise: Our recommended picks for each day of the week feature some established parties, some underrated gems, and a few one-off shows, all ... More >>
In the week one of this blog's authors inspired a short play about juggalo zombies and Lady Gaga, we celebrated by announcing the 2010 Village Voice/Redeye Distribution Day Party, featuring the great Marnie Stern, Hooray For Earth, and a bunch of others, including a wonderful special secret g ... More >>
Even adults think their parents are a little lame. Sure, most grown people come to terms with their adolescent authority angst, but even little Malia and Sasha will probably never think Daddy is as ice cold as the rest of the world does. So what must Chelsea Clinton think about Bill and Hilla ... More >>
Last September, Barbra Streisand returned to the Village Vanguard club where she started, the result being a triumphant free concert that was a gift to her fans (if not to me--I couldn't get in). Well, at a party at the Gates for Richie Rich's sportswear line Tabloid Hero the other night, I ... More >>
Person-to-person with Sully Sullenberger, Michael Fassbender.
Tommy Femia is the finest Judy Garland impersonator there is, so when he asked me to do a cameo in his show at Don't Tell Mama the other night, I DID tell mama. I was thrilled. The problem is, I have no act. I used to read Susanne Somers' poetry aloud at events like this, but that never got ... More >>
Photo of South Williamsburg's the Woods by Puja PatelIn the week in which everyone went to rock and roll fantasy camp--whether it be the one that takes place inside the Colbert Report studios with the Mountain Goats' John Darnielle or the one that takes place on the disco dance floor with Vin ... More >>
The late Bea Arthur loved to eat hard boiled eggs with tabasco sauce, according to her Maude daughter Adrienne Barbeau at Bea's gala memorial yesterday. And that's absolutely perfect since Bea was a hard boiled egg with tabasco sauce!
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