Happy day in musical theater land and every gay man’s universe – Barbara Streisand has confirmed to the L.A. Times that she will be starring in a remake of the Broadway musical “Gypsy.”
The news leaked “a little early, because the deal wasn’t finished,” Streisand said. “I am not sure about directing it. It may just be too much. I know I will be playing the part. It’s like a bookend starting with ‘Funny Girl.'”
Streisand is getting ready to appear at this year’s MusiCares event where she’ll be honored as Person of the Year. Tony Bennett, Jeff Beck, LeAnn Rimes, Seal, BeBe Winans, Stevie Wonder, Diana Krull, Barry Manilow and the cast of “Glee” are among the performers who will be offering their interpretations of Streisand’s classic recordings at the benefit Friday evening at the L.A.
And Barbra will be performing herself at the end of the evening.
The 8 time Grammy winner is nominated again this year in the Traditional Pop category for her CD “Love Is The Answer”. AND she’s currently recording a new CD of songs by Alan & Marilyn Bergman. This is on top of her best-selling coffee-table book “My Passion For Design”. A portion of the book’s proceeds go to the Barbra Streisand Women’s Cardiovascular Research and Education program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
You’ve got to love a diva who keeps delivering. Go Barbra!