Barbra overkill!

theaterfan862
Featured Actor
joined:5/10/10
Barbara Overkill
Posted: 10/15/12 at 11:46am
I like Barbara but the recent bombardment of everything that is Barbara is a bit much don't you think? I understand she is a legend and has had a wonderful career but she has never completely won me over. Technically she is a brilliant singer but she doesn't put enough emotion to make the songs as powerful as they can be. I recently went to see Ann Hampton Callaway at 54 Below and her whole show was a tribute to Barbara Streisand. It was a bit frustrating because Ann Hampton is a wonderful vocalist and in my opinion a better singer than Barbara.
Huss417
Broadway Star
joined:5/15/03
Barbara Overkill
Posted: 10/15/12 at 12:06pm
Barbara who? Bush? Oh you mean "Barbra" as in Streisand.

"I hope your Fanny is bigger than my Peter." Mary Martin to Ezio Pinza opening night of Fanny.
Updated On: 10/15/12 at 12:06 PM
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
Barbara Overkill
Posted: 10/15/12 at 12:19pm
I understand she is a legend and has had a wonderful career ...

Regardless of what you think of her yourself, doesn't that kind of answer your own question?

So many people today use words like "legend" or "star" or "best ever" when really, they can't remember or consider anything further back than a year or two a the most.

Barbra (note spelling) has been a huge star for (closing in on) fifty years now.

I'm not a mega-fan myself, not remotely, but I can see the reason for the fuss. The problem is that you just don't agree with it and you don't think she deserves it.

But it's there because millions of others have a different opinion and think she's earned it.
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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Phyllis Rogers Stone
Broadway Legend
joined:9/16/07
Barbara Overkill
Posted: 10/15/12 at 12:21pm
Was it a secret that Ann Hampton Callaway was doing a tribute to Streisand?
oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
Barbara Overkill
Posted: 10/15/12 at 12:29pm
So, you went to see someone do a Barbra tribute and they only sang Barbra songs... what am I missing?

If you don't like Barbra, don't go to shows that are tributes to her? That seems the most obvious takeaway here.
Now t/d/b/a haterobics on here.
Mildred Plotka
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/08
Barbara Overkill
Posted: 10/15/12 at 12:35pm
Barbra has only written a handful of songs. Any tribute to her is really a tribute to the American Songbook. I'm assuming Ann Hampton Callaway wasn't doing a Babs impersonation in her act, so really you just insulted some of the greatest songs ever written. Regardless of what you think of Barbra, there's no denying that her song selection has most always been First Class.
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artscallion
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/07
Barbara Overkill
Posted: 10/15/12 at 01:41pm
I saw Ann Hampton Callaway do her Barbra show a year ago January at The Blue Note. So this is not new. If you pay attention during the show, she explains her relationship to Barbra and the reason she is doing the show. Mildred is correct. She in no way even tries to impersonate Babs.
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johnpressman
Chorus Member
joined:6/24/07
Barbara Overkill
Posted: 10/15/12 at 01:49pm
Never been a fan of Barbra? or other over the top singers like Whitney Houston and Celine Dion, their vocal histrionics just wear me out. Frank Sinatra, on the other hand, puts so much feeling into a song, it's almost like getting a lesson on life. I consider Streisand the "anti-Sinatra".
JoeKv99
Broadway Legend
joined:12/27/04
Barbara Overkill
Posted: 10/15/12 at 01:51pm
Other than this recent show, what "bombardment" has there been? I can't stand Streisand and have been able to avoid her utterly.
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
Barbara Overkill
Posted: 10/15/12 at 01:59pm
There hasn't been Joe. Just some queen needing to complain about something. I live in the West Coast and even I knew that Ann's show in the East was a tribute to Babs. I am very excited about Babs show out here in the Bowl. And I am hoping that just like NY other tribute shows pop up that weekend so I have the opportunity to listen to those great songs some more. Different strokes for different folks.
HUSSY POWER! ------ HUSSY POWER!
theaterfan862
Featured Actor
joined:5/10/10
Barbara Overkill
Posted: 10/15/12 at 02:12pm
I don't know why I post things on this message board because all you bitches do is rip on everyone! God forbid someone misspells something or have an opinion that differs from theirs. Most of you are all bullies that need to spread their misery!
DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
Barbara Overkill
Posted: 10/15/12 at 02:16pm
Well.. you were stating something that wasn't so and you wrote it as a dig.. So there you go.

HUSSY POWER! ------ HUSSY POWER!
Updated On: 10/15/12 at 02:16 PM
theaternut
Broadway Star
joined:8/4/03
Barbara Overkill
Posted: 10/15/12 at 02:22pm
You were asking for it. And you are loving it. So don't even try it.
Wee Thomas2
Featured Actor
joined:2/28/12
Barbara Overkill
Posted: 10/15/12 at 02:48pm
I don't think you could possibly overkill Barbra.
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
Barbara Overkill
Posted: 10/15/12 at 02:52pm
theaternut nailed it.
....but the world goes 'round
JoeKv99
Broadway Legend
joined:12/27/04
Barbara Overkill
Posted: 10/15/12 at 02:54pm
Theaterfan: I don't know why I post things on this message board because all you bitches do is rip on everyone! God forbid someone misspells something or have an opinion that differs from theirs. Most of you are all bullies that need to spread their misery!


No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
She's BARBRA and don't you forget it!
Posted: 10/15/12 at 03:13pm
theatrefan; How DARE you spell her name with that extra "A"!

How f'ing DARE you!
yr pal,
joey




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Mildred Plotka
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/08
She's BARBRA and don't you forget it!
Posted: 10/15/12 at 03:32pm
The tone of your OP was confrontational and seemed to be welcoming backlash. What did you expect?
"Broadway...I'll lick you yet!"
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
She's BARBRA and don't you forget it!
Posted: 10/15/12 at 03:54pm
You can't overkill the undead.
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theaterfan862
Featured Actor
joined:5/10/10
She's BARBRA and don't you forget it!
Posted: 10/15/12 at 04:09pm
You caught me theaternut! Loving it.
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
She's BARBRA and don't you forget it!
Posted: 10/15/12 at 04:53pm
You should be forced to watch Yentl on a loop until you repent.

THEATERFAN, DO YOU HEAR ME?
yr pal,
joey




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theaterfan862
Featured Actor
joined:5/10/10
She's BARBRA and don't you forget it!
Posted: 10/15/12 at 05:08pm
Oh I hear you PalJoey! No one deserves that harsh of a punishment!
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
She's BARBRA and don't you forget it!
Posted: 10/15/12 at 05:12pm
Please, I beg you, for the the love of Streisand, PLEASE FIX THE SPELLING OF HER NAME IN YOUR SUBJECT LINE!

If you change it in your original post, we won't have to look at it and thinks it's Barbara Cook or some other more mortal.

PLEASE!
yr pal,
joey




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theaterfan862
Featured Actor
joined:5/10/10
Barbra overkill!
Posted: 10/15/12 at 06:12pm
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Barbra overkill!
Posted: 10/15/12 at 06:14pm
No--you have to press "edit message" it in the original post

yr pal,
joey




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Updated On: 10/15/12 at 06:14 PM
theaterfan862
Featured Actor
joined:5/10/10
Barbra overkill!
Posted: 10/15/12 at 06:16pm
I will change it just for you, PalJoey. I am not sure of how to do it though.

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