July 07, 2017, 6:00pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

For all his ranting about fake news and fake media…

There’s a narcissistic fraud in the White House. An angry, hollow, vindictive man is running the country. What bottomless emotional need does he have for acclaim? It is hard to know where his rampant narcissism ends and serious mental problems ensue. He lies prodigiously and for no reason except he obviously has an unclear vision of what the truth is.

Is his narcissism

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May 24, 2017, 6:22pm

by Jay Landers

The Arrivals

On the evening of May 6, 2017, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center was filled to capacity and humming. Tickets for Barbra’s highly-anticipated concert sold out weeks in advance, yet by 8:10 p.m., two sixth-row seats remained conspicuously empty.

If you had floor seats or binoculars, it was a good night for stargazing.  Donna Karan, Barry Diller, John McEnroe and his wife, singer Patty Smyth, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Josh Brolin with his wife, Kathryn, Jim Brolin, Sigourney … Read more »

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April 24, 2017, 2:26pm

To All of Barbra’s Fans,

Today we are celebrating a very special birthday for our beloved Barbra. As if being the best-selling female recording artist in history wasn’t enough, Barbra has also been passionately fighting for so many important causes throughout her life: women’s health and women’s equality, civil rights and voting rights, educational opportunity and the preservation of the planet. In 2014, Barbra co-founded the Women’s Heart Alliance (WHA) and together they are leading the movement to promote women’s … Read more »

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March 22, 2017, 9:52am
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March 09, 2017, 9:24pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

It’s kindness and empathy that will make America greater, Mr. Trump.

I’ve said this before, but I’m saying this again. Trump is a walking, talking illustration of what psychologists call “the disowned self,” a person who refuses to recognize his own flaws and instead projects them onto others. He accused Hillary Clinton of being a liar and said she was “Putin’s puppet,” when that glove seems to fit him. Before he was president, … Read more »

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March 02, 2017, 1:00pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

Whenever the doorbell rang, the legendary Dorothy Parker reportedly said, “What fresh hell is this?” I feel the same way every day under President Trump. His speech to Congress on his 40th day as president was no different.

It was striking to see how this president has spent his first 40 days in office versus those of President Obama. Nancy Pelosi sums it up:

One week and one day from [Obama’s] swearing

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February 06, 2017, 6:55pm

The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic… The Encore! Two new concerts added at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY on May 4th and Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on May 6th! Amex Pre-sale now open at ticketmaster.com. All tickets on sale Friday, February 10 at 10am. See you there!… Read more »

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February 01, 2017, 6:23pm

Thank you New York Times for including Barbra in your article ‘How 10 stars Fared as Actor-Directors’

By Christopher D. Shea – The New York Times.

Barbra Streisand

The movies: “Yentl,” from 1983; “The Prince of Tides,” from 1991; and “The Mirror Has Two Faces,” from 1996.

The verdict: 

Very good. All three movies garnered multiple Oscar nominations. Ms. Streisand wasn’t nominated for a directing Oscar for “The Prince of Tides,” which received seven nominations in all, an omission that Read more »

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January 22, 2017, 4:21am

Hello Los Angeles! What a beautiful day…what a great country we already live in!

I’m going to start by quoting H. L. Mencken, the journalist, satirist and social critic, who said in 1920: “On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

I’m not sure the minority who voted for Trump are prepared for what is coming next.

But … Read more »

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January 18, 2017, 4:36pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

“This isn’t simply a matter of Republican versus Democratic.”

There have been giants who served as president: George Washington helped found the country; Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves; Teddy Roosevelt established the national parks; Franklin Roosevelt pulled us out of The Great Depression and defeated fascism; Lyndon Johnson established Medicare; Bill Clinton gave the nation a budget surplus; and Barack Obama provided access to health insurance for all Americans.

Now we await Donald

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July 07, 2017, 6:00pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

For all his ranting about fake news and fake media…

There’s a narcissistic fraud in the White House. An angry, hollow, vindictive man is running the country. What bottomless emotional need does he have for acclaim? It is hard to know where his rampant narcissism ends and serious mental problems ensue. He lies prodigiously and for no reason except he obviously has an unclear vision of what the truth is.

Is his narcissism

Read more »
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March 09, 2017, 9:24pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

It’s kindness and empathy that will make America greater, Mr. Trump.

I’ve said this before, but I’m saying this again. Trump is a walking, talking illustration of what psychologists call “the disowned self,” a person who refuses to recognize his own flaws and instead projects them onto others. He accused Hillary Clinton of being a liar and said she was “Putin’s puppet,” when that glove seems to fit him. Before he was president, … Read more »

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March 02, 2017, 1:00pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

Whenever the doorbell rang, the legendary Dorothy Parker reportedly said, “What fresh hell is this?” I feel the same way every day under President Trump. His speech to Congress on his 40th day as president was no different.

It was striking to see how this president has spent his first 40 days in office versus those of President Obama. Nancy Pelosi sums it up:

One week and one day from [Obama’s] swearing

Read more »
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January 22, 2017, 4:21am

Hello Los Angeles! What a beautiful day…what a great country we already live in!

I’m going to start by quoting H. L. Mencken, the journalist, satirist and social critic, who said in 1920: “On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

I’m not sure the minority who voted for Trump are prepared for what is coming next.

But … Read more »

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January 18, 2017, 4:36pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

“This isn’t simply a matter of Republican versus Democratic.”

There have been giants who served as president: George Washington helped found the country; Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves; Teddy Roosevelt established the national parks; Franklin Roosevelt pulled us out of The Great Depression and defeated fascism; Lyndon Johnson established Medicare; Bill Clinton gave the nation a budget surplus; and Barack Obama provided access to health insurance for all Americans.

Now we await Donald

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January 13, 2017, 3:35pm

A special Friday the 13th Daily Action is to tell the House: Hands off the ACA! Call (844) 241-1141 and visit http://bit.ly/2inBV3kRead more »

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November 01, 2016, 5:41am

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

The witch-hunt of Hillary Clinton has been underway for several decades. Comparing 17th century notions of witchcraft with rightwing accusations against Clinton, Stacy Schiff rightly notes in her “New York Times” article, “[Witches] appear suspect in advance of their crimes.” Susan Faludi wrote this weekend,

[Clinton] has been deranging conservatives since ‘92, when wounded Republican invincibility merged with wounded male prerogative… she’s cast not just as a political combatant but

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September 28, 2016, 1:23am

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My heart is bleeding…my tears are falling…because President Shimon Peres is no longer in this world. He was a father figure not only to his beloved country of Israel, but also to me, because he was what I imagined my father would have been like.

Shimon’s mind was expansive and his heart was compassionate. He was a brilliant statesman, gifted with the ability to listen to others who did not share his views and still … Read more »

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September 22, 2016, 2:22pm

By Barbra Streisand for The Huffington Post.

When a politician ends almost every sentence with “believe me”… don’t! He’s probably lying.

According to PolitiFact, Donald Trump’s statements are rated “false,” “mostly false,” and “pants on fire” 71 percent of the time. In other words, the majority of the time that Trump speaks, he is not telling the truth.

But do the facts matter to Donald Trump or many in the media who are too entertained to correct his lies? We

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July 15, 2016, 6:29pm
By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post. 

While Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologized for her remarks on Donald Trump last week, politicians and the media who did backflips to criticize her are rewriting history. Strong, opinionated women, like “The Notorious RBG,” are always criticized. She spoke what many people already feel about the utterly unqualified Donald Trump. Her comments deserve a deeper analysis beyond subjective punditry or sanctimonious Tweets.

 

Strong, opinionated women, like ‘The Notorious RBG,’ are always

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July 27, 2017, 3:30pm

Ever since the November election, when the fate of her family’s health coverage was suddenly up for grabs, Meghan Borland has been consumed by each twitch and turn of the political debate. She has gone to protests, met with her congressman, lost sleep, shed tears.

“My emotions are like a Ping-Pong ball being bounced back and forth between the players, ” said Mrs. Borland, who, with her husband, owns a karate school … Read more »

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July 27, 2017, 3:25pm

 – The New York Times.

Donald Trump’s campaign against his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, in which he is seemingly attempting to insult and humiliate and tweet-shame Sessions into resignation, is an insanely stupid exercise. It is a multitiered tower of political idiocy, a sublime monument to the moronic, a gaudy, gleaming, Ozymandian folly that leaves many of the president’s prior efforts in its shade.

Let us walk through the levels of stupidity one by one. First there is … Read more »

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July 27, 2017, 3:16pm

By Maggie Haberman – The New York Times.

WASHINGTON — When President Trump was a candidate, he pledged his support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people immediately after the mass shooting last summer at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

“They have been through something that nobody could ever experience,” Mr. Trump said at an event in Manchester, N.H., on June 13, 2016, delivering a hastily drafted speech that was originally intended to be about Hillary Clinton.

“Ask … Read more »

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July 25, 2017, 6:29pm

By Charles M. Blow – The New York Times.

On Friday, a “president” with no political experience brought on a communications director with no communications experience.

Trump tapped Anthony Scaramucci, a Wall Street snake investment huckster, to be the new communications director, a move that caused Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who The New York Times reported “vehemently disagreed with the appointment,” to resign.

So, let me get this straight: Spicer was just fine with regularly walking out to that

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July 23, 2017, 4:23pm

By Susan Chira – The New York Times.

It’s not a pipeline problem. It’s about loneliness, competition and deeply rooted barriers.

A year ago, dressed in suffragette white and addressing a cheering, weeping convention, Hillary Clinton stood for possibility. Now she is a reminder of the limits women continue to confront — in politics and beyond.

More than 40 years after women began pouring into the workplace, only a handful have made it all the way to the top of

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July 12, 2017, 3:15pm

By  – The New York Times.

Here is a good rule of thumb for dealing with Donald Trump: Everyone who gives him the benefit of the doubt eventually regrets it.

This was true of clients and contractors and creditors throughout his business career. It was true of the sycophants and opportunists before whom he dangled cabinet appointments during the campaign and then, oh, never mind. It has been true of his cabinet members and spokesmen, whose attempts to … Read more »

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July 12, 2017, 3:11pm

By Frank Bruni – The New York Times.

Sometimes the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Sometimes the apple is also considerably dimmer than the tree. And sometimes the apple must be thrown under the bus so that the tree and a few of its most crucial limbs don’t tumble to the forest floor, where they’ll be chopped up and used as firewood by Democrats.

Is that the fruity fate of Donald Trump Jr.?

On Tuesday morning, he released … Read more »

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July 12, 2017, 2:43pm

By Frank Rich – NYMag.com

Most weeks, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich speaks with contributor Alex Carp about the biggest stories in politics and culture. Today: Donald Trump Jr.’s emails, Republican silence, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s last attempts to get a health-care bill passed.

After Donald Trump Jr.’s constantly shifting explanations for his meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer, we now know that he, Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort were eager to receive incriminating information about Hillary Read more »

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July 09, 2017, 5:57pm

President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, according to three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge of it.

The meeting was also attended by his campaign chairman at the time, Paul J. Manafort, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

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July 09, 2017, 5:55pm

By Frank Bruni – The New York Times.

When something happens once, it’s a curiosity. Twice, it’s a coincidence.

Three times or more, it’s a pattern.

And Donald Trump has established a pattern of offending — or at the very least ignoring — Jews. The most recent example was just last week, when he declined to pay his respects at a Holocaust memorial in Warsaw that other American presidents routinely visited.

What’s going on? The answer, in my view, isn’t

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January 06, 2000, 1:00am

“Barbra Streisand at the MGM Grand for New Year’s. Much hilarity as she was making one of her golf-cart assisted treks through the corridors. Security ordered, ‘No one is to look at Barbra Streisand!’ Pedestrians turned their faces to the wall. Among them Tommy Tune, who was in Vegas with his own New Year’s show and found the whole thing a riot! Tune worked with Streisand in Hello, Dolly! back in 1969, but he still followed orders.”

TRUTH

THIS STORY … Read more »

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December 13, 1999, 1:00am

Just prior to the recent Christie’s auctions of antiques and artifacts
owned by Barbra Streisand, Tom McPherson, director of the Craftsman
Farms Foundation which exhibits the Arts and Crafts furniture of
Gustav Stickley, injected into the wide press coverage about the
auctions his assertion that his organization had been contacting Ms.
Streisand for eight or ten years to solicit her donation of two
Stickley pieces that were to about to be auctioned.

When New York Times art reporter William Hamilton … Read more »

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September 17, 1999, 1:00am

Barbra Streisand doesn’t mind paying for
jokes — but, as in all things, she wants a bargain.

The last time she went on tour, the
deal-diva asked star gag-writer Bruce Vilanch to work up some stage
banter. But when it came to talking money, the singer offered Vilanch a wage he found “ridiculously low.”

Vilanch, who has written for Robin Williams,
Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, and practically every awards show,
said no way. Streisand asked, “Well, what should I do?” … Read more »

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August 17, 1999, 1:00am

“Don’t fret if you can’t afford to spend $2,500 for a ticket to attend Barbra Streisand’s millennium concert. If Barbra gets her way, you’ll be able to watch it from the comfort of your own home for $99.99! Although she’s earning $13 million for the Las Vegas show, Barbra wants to increase her take by airing her show on pay-per-view. She calculates she could take home an additional $50 million to start the New Year off right.”

TRUTH

The following … Read more »

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August 10, 1999, 1:00am

MYTH

Janet Charlton, Star, August 10, 1999
“Here’s proof that politics makes strange bedfellows. Hillary Clinton has a
secret weapon in her upcoming campaign for senator — Barbra Streisand. The
women have never been close, despite the fact that Barbra has long been
one of Bill Clinton’s most loyal supporters. Barbra once embarrassed Hillary by
visiting Bill at the White House when the first lady was away, but they’ve buried
the hatchet and Hillary realizes Barbra could be a valuable … Read more »

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August 05, 1999, 1:00am

“The many fans of Barbra Streisand may have to start passing the hat. On June 23, I reported that the diva’s self-managed stock portfolio had sunk by 15 percent since she was written up as an investment maven by Fortune magazine. Well, things have gotten worse. Barbra’s investments are now down 32.5 percent since our benchmark date of April 30. In the same period, the Dow Jones was off only 1.4. percent and the Nasdaq was up 1.8 percent.”

TRUTH… Read more »

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August 01, 1999, 1:00am

TRUTH

The following fax was sent to E! Entertainment:

“Your recent story listing Barbra Streisand among artists who have embraced the studies of the Kabbalah is about four years out of date and, as Mark Twain once characterized reports of his death, ‘greatly exaggerated.’ Barbra satisfied her curiosity by attending a study class in the religious philosophy on one occasion. Barbra is concerned about being put forward as a devotee or expert because that requires years of dedicated study, not … Read more »

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June 23, 1999, 1:00am

“Barbra Streisand – the ultimate perfectionist – isn’t perfect after all…her stock picks are proving to be relative lemons. Streisand is featured in the current issue of Fortune magazine, holding forth about making millions for herself and friends like Donna Karan through astute investments in the stock market… At the close of trading on Monday, Streisand’s stocks were down by an average of 15 percent. In the same period, the S&P was up 1 percent and the Dow was up … Read more »

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March 30, 1999, 2:00am

A tabloid story which asserts without naming any source that Barbra Streisand and James Brolin are planning to add to their family by hiring a surrogate mother to carry a baby for them. In classic tabloid style, the story is so far from having any basis in truth that it smacks of something dreamed up out of whole cloth in the hopes that it could attract attention. The Tabloid Tip-off that this is the case is the fact that the … Read more »

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January 19, 1999, 1:00am

“It’s okay to be as fiercely loyal to Bill Clinton as Barbra Streisand is. It’s okay for a celebrity to appear at stump speeches. It’s even okay for a celebrity to use her star power to help a candidate raise money. But when Streisand went online the day before the elections and gave the Democrats what amounted to a free hour-long advertisement, she went too far. The well-publicized online chat drew 41,000 hits from Streisand’s hoards of fans, who were … Read more »

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August 15, 2016, 10:35pm

By Wesley Morris – The New York Times.

I know what you’re thinking. So let’s just get it out of the way: Like buttah. Like satin. Like whatever that perfume is that Elizabeth Taylor hawked. Oh, right: White Diamonds. Barbra Streisand sounded like diamonds. And porcelain and a freshly drawn bath and consommé.

The voice is 74. So maybe the carats are fewer, but so what? It remains The Voice. Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, it never asked

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August 13, 2016, 11:47am

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August 13, 2016, 11:16am

Dorothy was right. There’s no place like home.

It may be only 3.2 miles from Barclay’s Center on Atlantic Ave. to Barbra’s childhood apartment on Newkirk Ave. in Flatbush, but in the space-time continuum, that distance is both near and far.

Near, in the sense that to coin an old phrase, “You can take the girl out of Brooklyn, but you can’t take Brooklyn out of the girl.” In all the ways that still really count, Barbra is honest, funny, … Read more »

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August 11, 2016, 1:48pm

“Wheels up” is an aviation expression that always tickles my ear. It has an imperative faux-military quality – not unlike something Tom Cruise might have said in Top Gun. In touring parlance, it means “time of departure” – and this afternoon as we boarded the private Gulfstream that takes Team Barbra from city-to-city on her mini tour, “wheels up” was scheduled for 2:30pm. As the engines revved with the intensity of a NASA rocket, Barbra closed her eyes and … Read more »

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August 07, 2016, 11:54am

(Talk about a front row seat! I wrote this first paragraph standing on-stage at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas).

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Me taking notes before the show! Photo Cred: Jay Richard Jay-Alexander

6pm: the band just finished their sound check. A few minutes ago, Barbra asked to listen to the background vocal parts on “Evergreen”. Once satisfied, she’s asked to hear a new ending to “Papa, Can You Hear Me?”. She wants to extract every last drop of emotional impact from … Read more »

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August 05, 2016, 4:34pm

At the risk of sounding like a broken record or a wannabe Sidney Falco, Barbra’s SRO performance last night at the SAP Center in San Jose (known throughout the Bay Area as “The Shark Tank”) was another master class in the art of communication. Her vocals were by turns powerful and nuanced, and her between-song dialogue was conversational —reflective, honest, and as expected, seasoned with a dash of take-no prisoners, humorous but on-point political observation.

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Tour program cover

 

One … Read more »

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August 05, 2016, 11:50am

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August 03, 2016, 12:14pm

The opening night of Barbra’s mini-tour is now one for the record books. By every measure it was a triumph!

Barbra arrived at The Los Angeles Staples Center at 5pm and spent an hour working through some arrangement ideas she’d been thinking about since the previous evening’s “Friends and family” dress rehearsal concert. In-between conferring with musical director Randy Waldman, she reviewed some staging notes with her co-director Richard Jay-Alexander. Most of the people we affectionally call “Team Barbra” have … Read more »

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August 02, 2016, 2:06am

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July 29, 2016, 12:06pm

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