Barbra Streisand

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    September 2, 2013

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 9/2/13

    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.

  • Voice Choices

    August 28, 2013


    Fool’s Gold Brings Its Annual Day Off NY Fest to Brooklyn

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    February 20, 2013

    Book It: Our Five Can't-Miss Readings This Week

    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 >>

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    December 28, 2012

    YouTube Treasure: Streisand And The Alvin Ailey Dancers

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Streisand Is Thinking of Casting Lady Gaga In Gypsy

    As you know, Barbra Streisand is supposed to play Grandma Rose, I mean Mamma Rose in another movie version of Gypsy. And she told Time magazine that she's thinking of casting Lady Gaga in it! That's interesting for several reasons:

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    November 13, 2012

    Streisand at the Hollywood Bowl: A Report

    A friend sent me this positive review of Barbra Streisand's concert on Friday: "It was a good show. Her son's singing was very nice. And her sister did a duet with her toward the end. "I got a great seat from a scalper for 50 bucks 45 minutes into the show, and I was happy. The printed pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Barbra Tribute Went Over Like Buttah! (Photos By Andrew Werner)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Barclays Center's Security Put Jay-Z Fans Through The Wringer. Streisand Fans, Not So Much.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Barbra's Set List From Her Philadelphia Concert Last Night

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Barbra's Son Sounds Like Butter

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Who Should Be Barbra's Herbie In Gypsy?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Columnist Defends Streisand In Gypsy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    A Musto Christmas Memory

    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!

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    The Funny Girl Curse Strikes Again

    Lauren Ambrose​No 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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 26, 2011


    The era that made movie history

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    October 25, 2011

    Piper Laurie On Not Winning The Oscar

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    I Know Who Should Play The Three Strippers In Gypsy!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Who's The Greatest Drag King Ever In Movies?

    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.

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    June 15, 2011

    The Five Gayest Songs Ever Written

    ​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 >>

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    May 7, 2011

    Streisand's Gypsy: Is It Off Now That Laurents Has Died?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Who Should Star In Funny Girl?

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Barbra Streisand's Passion for a Bargain!

    ​ 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!

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Warren Beatty Sexes Up George McGovern

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    We Did It: A 46-Word Think Piece On Arcade Fire's Shocking Grammy Victory

    Via you-know-who​So. 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Beyonce, Streisand, and Willow Smith Bring Back The Movie Musical

    ​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 >>

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    December 22, 2010
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    December 17, 2010

    The 20 Worst Songs of 2010, #5: Artists for Haiti, "We Are The World 25 For Haiti"

    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 >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Dipset, A-Trak, Delorean, And The Vandam Party Headline Your Week In Nightlife

    ​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 >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Week in Review: Apollo Kids

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2010

    The Chelsea Clinton Wedding Lacked Oprah, Other Promised Famous People

    ​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 >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Streisand DVD Coming For Mother's Day

    ​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 >>

  • Columns

    January 12, 2010

    Sandra Bullock Drops From View!

    Person-to-person with Sully Sullenberger, Michael Fassbender.

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    December 23, 2009

    I Sang With Judy Garland

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Week in Review: The F. Scott Fitzgerald of American Indie Rock

    Photo of South Williamsburg's the Woods by Puja Patel​In 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 >>

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    March 19, 2009

    A Village Voice Anniversary, and Babs

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 25, 1962, Vol. VIII, No. 1 Voice Begins 8th Year The Village Voice begins its eighth year of publication with this issue. The first Voice appeared on newsstands on October 26, 1955. Caption: Barbara Streisand of "I Can Get It for Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    Josh Brolin Wants To Screw His Father?

    Photo by Luke Ford In the New York Post the other day, the supa hot Josh Brolin made a startling admission. The studly actor said he finds his dad James Brolin kind of fuckable. Maybe, I suppose, even more fuckable than Barbra Streisand. Said Josh (who plays a homophobic killer in the upcoming Mil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    Could Barbra and Brolin Play a Married Couple? They Already Do!

    Barbra Streisand and Jim Brolin have outpaced all the naysayers and made their union last like butter. But shouldn't they act together already—I mean onscreen? Couldn't they emerge as a thesping team to equal the Lunts and the Burtons or at the very least the Afflecks? That's the dream of writer/d ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 25, 2008
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    February 1, 2008

    A Drag Movie About Streisand. Discuss!

    It's time to praise the past! I was famous then. In the '80s, I even costarred with Holly Woodlawn in a downtown camp version of The Sound of Music. (Well, "costarred" may be stretching it. Holly had the lead, telling the kids "Shut your Von Trapps!" while I played a nun named Sister Sledge and doub ... More >>

  • Music

    August 14, 2007

    Sneaker Pimps

    Moby, Q-Tip, and a bunch of a dudes on a bench bring a little bit of L.A. to the LES

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    June 5, 2007

    Noise from the Front

    For the week of June 13–19, 2007

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    November 7, 2006
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    October 10, 2006
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    February 1, 2005
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    May 11, 2004
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    March 2, 2004

    Retooled by Reggae

    So when are they gonna get Augustus Pablo and his melodica to cover an old Hooters hit?

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    December 2, 2003

    Secrets and Thighs

    A history of celebrity sex tapes, real and fake, from Joan Crawford to Paris Hilton

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    November 6, 2001
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    March 27, 2001
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