VIDEOS: Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part Five: The 2000s
Barbra Streisand's "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" album will debut on August 26th, 2016, featuring 10 new Streisand duets of Broadway classics with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. The inspired new musical pairings on "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" 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.
In celebration of Barbra Streisand's commitment to singing and recording the great songs of Broadway, BroadwayWorld presents a six-part decade-by-decade video series sampling the legendary artist's performances of musical theatre classics.
Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part Five: The 2000s:
You might say that Barbra Streisand's first album of the year 2000 took two centuries to record. "Timeless: Live in Concert" was recorded in Las Vegas while she performed on New Year's Eve 1999 and New Year's Day 2000.
The concert featured a visit back to her Broadway debut in Harold Rome's I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE, singing a bit of "Miss Marmelstein." She followed with a trio of FUNNY GIRL songs. Jule Styne and Bob Merrill's "I'm The Greatest Star" and "Don't Rain On My Parade" sandwiched James F. Hanley and Grant Clarke's "Second Hand Rose," which Fanny Brice introduced in THE ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1921.
The Emmy Awards were scheduled to be telecast just five days after the horrific events of September 11th, 2001. The ceremony was postponed until November, but the country, while on the road to recovery, still had many wounds to heal. Barbra Streisand was there to offer strength and encouragement with this stirring performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "You'll Never Walk Alone," from CAROUSEL.
The next year, Streisand released "Duets," with remastered tracks from some of her past albums. Johnny Mathis joined her for this lovely Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim combination of WEST SIDE STORY's "I Have A Love" and "One Hand, One Heart."
"Streisand: Live In Concert: 2006" was recorded from her next tour. The vocal quartet Il Divo joined her for Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charles Hart's "The Music Of The Night" from THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and she soloed Maury Yeston's "Unusual Way" from NINE.
Streisand closed out the decade in 2009 with the release of "Love Is The Answer," which included the Tommy Wolf/Fran Landesman jazz standard "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most," which was cut from Broadway's THE NERVOUS SET. She also included a pair of Comden and Green classics, ON THE TOWN's "Some Other Time," with music by Leonard Bernstein, and DO RE MI's "Make Someone Happy," with music by Jule Styne. She sang the latter hit live for Oprah Winfrey.
Tomorrow: Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part Six: The 2010s.