VIDEO: Barbra Streisand Talks 'Encore' Album; Duets with Fallon & Baldwin on TONIGHT
On last night's TONIGHT SHOW on NBC, Barbra Streisand and Jimmy Fallon performed a comedic duet in which Fallon portrayed Donald Trump. Together they "made duets great again!" Later, Alec Baldwin and Barbra Streisand perform their duet "The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened" from Stephen Sondheim's ROAD SHOW. The song is featured on Streisand's new album "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" dropping today, August 26th. And the star reveals that she wanted Baldwin to be her leading man in her upcoming remake of GYPSY. Watch all the clips from the appearance below!
"ENCORE" features 10 new Streisand duets of Broadway classics with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. The inspired new musical pairings include Alec Baldwin, Antonio Banderas, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Seth MacFarlane, Melissa McCarthy,Chris Pine, Daisy Ridley, Patrick Wilson, and a spectacular virtual duet with Anthony Newley.
Streisand is the only artist ever to receive Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, National Medal of Arts and Peabody Awards and France's Légion d'Honneur as well as the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also the first female film director to receive the KENNEDY Center Honors. In 2015, President Barack Obama presented her with the highest civilian honor the United States bestows, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
She won Oscars for both Best Actress ("Funny Girl") and Best Original Song (for her composition of "Evergreen" which has since become a standard.) She also was nominated for Best Actress for "The Way We Were." The three films she directed received 14 Oscar nominations. Her recordings have earned her ten Grammy Awards, including and Grammy's Lifetime Achievement and Legend Awards.
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