It’s hard to believe it’s been over 50 years since Barbra Streisand has appeared on The Tonight Show, but those are the facts. Not since she sat down with Johnny Carson in 1963 to promote her debut album. But that changes tonight.
From the Washington Post:
It will be interesting to see if and how “Tonight Show” set decorators accommodate Streisand’s “good side.” Streisand famously favors the left side of her face, so much so that she’s even unseated Oprah Winfrey — when Streisand did interviews with Oprah, she sat stage left and Oprah sat stage right, a complete reversal of Oprah’s normal guest-host arrangement. The Funny Girl’s a huge get, so NBC’s bound to make whatever concessions necessary to get Babs in the building. In addition to an interview with Fallon, Streisand is expected to perform.
I remember when Babs appeared on The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Rosie completely moved everything around on her set. The producers at the time denied it had anything to do with any demands via Babs. And Rosie cried explaining to the legendary singer that her music helped Rosie through her childhood.
Since the new album – Partners – is an all-duets album, I wonder who will appear with her since she is expected to perform?
Tune in tonight, kids.