By Matthew Blank and Joseph Marzullo - Playbill.com

Celebrating its Golden Anniversary today, Funny Girl, starring Barbra Streisand in her star-making turn, opened on March 26, 1964. The musical production played 1,348 performances and received eight Tony nominations. Playbill.com takes a look back at her work as Broadway's original Funny Girl.Read more »

Commemorative Boxed Set Includes GRAMMY®-Winning Album Remastered on CD and LP with a 48-Page Book.Read more »

By Barbra Streisand.

Imagine if we could quickly reduce the threat of climate change and grow healthier crops at the same time, without the sacrifice the coal and oil industry tells us are inevitable! Turns out we can, and the solution is literally right under our feet.

As we know now, too much carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere is disastrous for our planet. CO2 traps heat and results in the ice caps melting, more extreme weather, sea levels rising and a variety of consequences that will disrupt life as we know it.Read more »

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, you can get this must-have Barbra Streisand mega bundle featuring Just for the Record, Release Me, Classical Barbra, and A MusiCares Tribute to Barbra Streisand. Thanks to POPmarket.com you can get this bundle at an exclusive discount price, by clicking here.

Natalie Morales' interview with Barbra Streisand will air on The Today Show, Friday February 7 in the 8am hour as part of "Go Red" day focusing on women and heart health.

The piece will focus on the Barbra Streisand Heart Center.

Source: Columbia Records. In her sixth decade of providing music magic, Barbra Streisand continues to reach the number one position on the charts. Her “Back To Brooklyn” concert DVD has been confirmed as Number One on the Billboard Top DVD Music Videos chart. Achieving that distinction with the Columbia Records release, Streisand now has topped the DVD charts five times. Her success in the DVD field also includes having earned nine Gold DVDs, six Platinum and three Multi-Platinum.Read more »

Barbra's landmark “Back To Brooklyn” concert premieres tonight on PBS at 9p.m. Check your local listings for more information at PBS.org

The Back To Brooklyn concert is available on CD/DVD! Get your copy now at Amazon.Read more »

Barbra's critically acclaimed Back To Brooklyn concert is available on CD/DVD!Get your copy now at Amazon.

Watch Barbra perform "Evergreen" with special guest Chris Botti from her "Back To Brooklyn" show!

Watch Barbra duet with Il Volo on "Smile" from her landmark Back To Brooklyn concert special premiering on PBS on Friday, November 29, and available for pre-order now at smarturl.it/backtobrooklyn.

"I had just gone to pick up the first serious piece of antique jewelry I ever bought-- a beautiful Edwardian choker. It was a lot of money for me to spend ($750,) but I was doing 'Funny Girl' on Broadway, so I could afford it. In the shop, we heard that the President was gone. I was so stunned and devastated that I got in a cab to go home. Driving through Central Park, I suddenly passed Elliott Gould.. my husband at the time.. sitting on a bench. How did he get there? It was like out of a dream. I stopped the cab, and we just held each other. I never could wear that necklace."

By Barbra Streisand.

Imagine if we could quickly reduce the threat of climate change and grow healthier crops at the same time, without the sacrifice the coal and oil industry tells us are inevitable! Turns out we can, and the solution is literally right under our feet.

As we know now, too much carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere is disastrous for our planet. CO2 traps heat and results in the ice caps melting, more extreme weather, sea levels rising and a variety of consequences that will disrupt life as we know it.Read more »

Here is the speech that Barbra made as she picked up the Glamour "Woman of the Year Lifetime Achievement" award at Carnegie Hall on Monday November 11th 2013.

Thank you, Katie…the first woman to anchor the evening news on her own…and also the girlfriend we’d all like to have because she really listens…and asks tough questions in such a sweet way that she makes people reveal who they really are…And I want to thank Glamour magazine for this honor…and for focusing our attention not only on fashion, but also on the most important issues affecting women today.Read more »

By Barbra Streisand.

As we now enter the third week of the unnecessary government shutdown, Americans should remember the words of GOP Representative Martin Stutzman, "We're not going to be disrespected. We have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is." This statement reflects a cultural resentment in the land over a changing America. Maybe if the President calls and says he respects the Congressman and the Speaker, the country could move forward.Read more »

Here is Barbra Streisand's Speech given at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on the afternoon of Monday, June 17th 2013. She received the Conferment of the Degree of Doctor Philosophiae Honoris Causa. Congratulations to Dr. Barbra Streisand and her honorary doctorate in philosophy.

HEBREW UNIVERSITY SPEECH.
JUNE 17, 2013.

Thank you, President Ben-Sasson and Professor Cohen…and congratulations to the other honorees.Read more »

By Barbra Streisand.

Remember Whitewater and the “travel office” non-scandals of the 1990s? The Republicans and certain media outlets wasted the nation’s time and millions of dollars in pursuit of alleged wrongdoing by First Lady Hillary Clinton. It was all sound and fury signifying nothing. Two decades later, the same script is being revisited about the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which the President and Secretary Clinton clearly labeled a “terrorist act”.Read more »

On Monday, April 22, 2013, Barbra Streisand was honored at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 40th Anniversary Chaplin Award Gala. She was introduced by President Bill Clinton, who presented her with the award. Here are her complete remarks as delivered on stage at Avery Fisher Hall.

Mr. President, my dear Mr President. Thank you for taking the time to be here with us tonight. It means so much to me, especially given how busy you are, doing important things for people all around the world. You’re a wonder, an inspiration and a very loyal friend, thank you.Read more »

By Barbra Streisand.

The horrible tragedy in Newtown, CT has brought to the forefront a much needed and long overdue national conversation regarding the lack of gun control and mental health services in our country. It makes no sense that automatic and semi automatic weapons are available for public sale. The U.S. has more guns and more gun violence than any other civilized country in the world. And since 2009, the National Alliance on Mental Illness has reported that states have cut more than $1.6 billion in general funds from their state mental health agency budgets.Read more »

By Barbra Streisand.Read more »

By Barbra Streisand.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, I can’t comprehend how there are still climate change deniers out there. Yet there are. These last few days, we’ve all seen pictures of New Jersey and New York LITERALLY under water. And the extreme droughts in the Midwest, the floods in Vermont and the fires in Colorado and Texas this year only validate what nearly every leading scientist has confirmed: Climate change is REAL and causes extreme weather conditions.Read more »

By Barbra Streisand.

Obama vs. Romney: A Clear Choice

In this election, the people of America have to make a choice between two candidates with very different values, visions and solutions to the most pressing problems facing our country. The question voters need to ask themselves when they walk into the voting booth on November 6th is: “Will the country be better off returning to the policies of George W. Bush’s Administration?”Read more »

"The new laws requiring US citizens to produce photo IDs at the poll are designed to deprive elderly and minority citizens of the precious right to cast their vote. These regressive laws are themselves the most dangerous voter fraud threatening American democracy." Barbra Streisand
 
I would like to direct you to two key non-partisan organizations which may be able to help you protect your own right to vote or who can direct you in how you can help protect the endangered rights of others. There is a great need for concerned activist assistance.Read more »

Observation of the Day:

“In the 23 years that Democrats have occupied the White House since John F. Kennedy took office, in January 1961, non-government jobs have increased by nearly 42 million, compared with 24 million jobs created during 28 years under Republican presidents.”

---Bloomberg.com

By Xerces Society

A report released this week by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation moves the spotlight from the risks neonicotinoids pose to bees to the impacts of neonicotinoids to invertebrates such as earthworms or lady beetles.

Beyond the Birds and the Bees provides a comprehensive review of published articles and pulls together the growing body of research that demonstrates risks from neonicotinoids to these beneficial insects. These risks occur particularly in agricultural systems, but are also found in urban and suburban ornamental landscapes.Read more »

by Jon Favreau

They’re threatening an economic shutdown that will cause financial hardship and even ruin for millions of Americans. So let’s call these House Republicans what they are, says Jon Favreau.

The most terrifying speech I ever wrote for President Obama was one he never gave. On July 30, 2011, I began drafting an address to the nation about what would happen if Congress refused to raise the debt limit within 48 hours, thus denying the United States Treasury the ability to pay our country’s bills for the first time in 235 years.Read more »

By Natasha Lennard, Salon

The biotech rider, initially sneaked into temporary budget bill, will be allowed to expire

Following outrage and activism from food safety advocates, the so-called "Monsanto Protection Act" will now be removed from the new spending bill designed to avert a government shutdown.Read more »

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday ordered the operator of Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant to scrap all six reactors at the site instead of just four scheduled for decommissioning and to concentrate on tackling pressing issues like leaks of radioactive water.Read more »

Scientists announced Friday that Arctic sea ice has officially reached its minimum extent for the summer, shrinking to 5.1 million square kilometers. That’s significantly higher than last year’s record low of just over 3.4 million square kilometers, a fact that has led conservative news outlets and even members of Congress to suggest that worries about global warming and melting ice are overstated.Read more »

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

On Friday, in a move that has already caused dismay in industry and among Congressional Republicans, the Obama administration proposed the first-ever federal limits on power plant emissions of carbon dioxide, which account for nearly 40 percent of the greenhouse gases America contributes to a gradually warming climate.Read more »

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday announced that it was not backing down from a confrontation with the coal industry and that it would press ahead with enacting the first federal carbon limits on the nation’s power companies.Read more »

By Katrina vanden Heuvel.

Five years after the onset of the worst financial collapse in our history, we still have not recovered. President Obama used the fifth anniversary of the financial collapse to remind Americans of the “perfect storm” he inherited, and of the steps he took to save the economy from free fall, rescue the auto industry and save the financial system.Read more »

By Richard Schiffman, Guardian UK

23,000 people die each year in the US from overuse of antibiotics. We should regulate antibiotic use in agriculture

Remember pink slime - that Dayglo-bright mash of ground up meat scraps and cow connective tissues larded with industrial strength ammonia that was being served up in school lunch programs in the United States last year?Read more »

By Robert Redford.

The Keystone XL and tar sands expansion have no place in a clean energy future

I can understand why oil companies love tar sands. There is a lot of money to be made by strip mining and drilling the dirtiest oil on the planet.

The oil industry is lobbying hard for President Obama's approval to let the Keystone XL pipeline cross our border and move a river of tar sands to the Gulf Coast, where much of it will be shipped overseas. But why should the rest of us pay the price so that the oil companies can line their pockets? Read more »

By Jeff Goodell, Rolling Stone

Scientists are fighting deniers with irrefutable proof the planet is headed for catastrophe.Read more »

It is time for people to tell the White House we need leadership and to tell their Congressional representatives they want action on Climate Change.

By Dr. Reese Halter

Later this month in Stockholm The United Nations panel on climate change will release its long awaited report replete with predictions on our climate. Media moles and self-acclaimed pundits are writing about temperatures rising between 7.2 and 9 degrees (F) (4 and 5 deg C) later this century as if Earth's life support system can handily absorb these deadly numbers.Read more »

Larry Kramer does not need me to publicize his beautiful play. It stands on its own. For the last time – I will answer his complaints, which rewrite history.

When I saw the play in 1985 I was very moved and immediately contacted Larry to acquire the rights. After going through several drafts with Larry, I hired another writer to develop a screenplay that was faithful to Larry’s play -- but adapting it to make it more cinematic. It was finished in 1995. Ralph Fiennes and Kenneth Branagh were interested in doing the version that I oversaw.Read more »

2cents.....

Haahaa.... If my sweet wife and I can ever get out of bed
(somedays it's noon)... I have long planned to paper our vintage barn's
outhouse walls, with these excremental egested rag articles that are
void of even a sniff of truth. Of course, she has held me back with
her gift for perfect decor. But I still say my idea is more
authentic,... Haahaa. Right?

Hillary and Bill Clinton have been friends now since I first
met them 16 years ago.... and without any interruptions... birthdaysRead more »

“The most truthful part of a newspaper is the advertisements”

---Thomas Jefferson

Boy, Barbra must sell a lot of papers.  That tabloid keeps re-telling the same lies.

I asked my wife if I could borrow her Truth Alert to respond to the latest tabloid nonsense, an outrageous story that I oppose her doing "Gypsy." These scandal sheet guys only print stuff that is the exact opposite of the truth. I'm already lined up to buy the first ticket for that film. Her youthful beauty will perfectly complement her singing and performance. But the point here is that tabloids only traffic in bad news, bad news that they have to maliciously make up in Barbra's case.Read more »

I was just made aware of a ridiculous story in one of those weekly rags. This is just to say that the story is untrue in every respect, just unmitigated, sloppy, and malicious invention.  The madness of the constant inaccuracy of these publications is evidenced by the fact that in this recent story the main photo they use of "Jason" is not even Jason!

One of the tabloids is recycling a fabricated story which we truth-alerted as false in 2004.

It's ridiculous to dredge up a 7 year old story about having a polyp removed. It must be a slow news day.

I’ve endured Larry Kramer’s outbursts in the past, not wishing to dignify them with a response. But at a time when we are all pulling together to achieve such giant steps toward gay equality, it is anguishing to me to have my devotion to this cause so distorted. I think my efforts for the gay community and my immersion in securing its constitutional entitlement and other equitable rights is quite evident and a matter of record.Read more »

I was happy to hear recently that the Loew's Kings Theater in Brooklyn, New York will be undergoing renovations for a reopening in 2014 . It was one of those beautiful old movie palaces of the past. I was 13 years old when I first started spending many a wonderful afternoon there, partly because it had double features, air conditioning and great ice cream cones.Read more »

To clarify the ridiculous assertions relating to Barbra Streisand's participation in the new "We Are The World," the recording of which I attended with her, Barbra hit it on her first take, but then asked Patti Austin, who was producing the vocal session, if she could do a few more to see what else she might come up with. Patti thought the first take was perfect, and she thought the fourth one was more perfect. They stopped at "more perfect."

---Jay Landers / SVP A&R Columbia Records.

I discovered in a recent book of rather serious intent, and in which I was otherwise fairly treated, that the author chose to print some of the silliest fabricated tales about me even after acknowledging that they were “perhaps more apocryphal than true.” I was surprised that this author would not even bother to check his facts. I don’t care if someone doesn’t like my work or tells a story that is unflattering…as long as it’s the truth.Read more »

An Addendum to my Truth Alert about Pete Hamill’s 1963 Article in The Saturday Evening Post.

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I wanted to write an addendum to the Truth Alert I posted below because I couldn’t stop thinking about which “friend “could possibly have so misjudged me. I decided to track down Pete Hamill, who wrote the 1963 article that appeared in the Saturday Evening Post. Read more »

On November 10, 2010 Barbra will be taping an interview on the Oprah Winfrey Show. To reward Barbra’s most generous fans and longtime Oprah show fans, we are announcing an opportunity to win two free tickets to see the show live in Chicago. TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATIONS ARE NOT INCLUDED.

The contest will begin on November 4th at 7 am EST and end on November 8th at 12 am EST.

Here is what you need to do to enter the contest:

First, go to www.crowdrise.com/barbrastreisandRead more »

BARBRA STREISAND

I wanted to tell you about an exciting new project that I am leading on behalf of the Women’s Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.

I hope to raise $10M dollars (of which I will match up to $5M) for research, treatment and education on women’s heart disease. To do this, I have launched a comprehensive internet fundraising campaign using Crowdrise, a new online fundraising community that unites people to raise money for important causes. I have never embarked on a campaign like this before, so this is where I need all of your help…Read more »

Fockers Hoffman

Enjoy:

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/universal/littlefockers/

(The featurette is viewable by clicking on the above link, and then clicking 'Watch Now' in the blue tab at the top left hand side of the screen).

For nearly five decades Barbra Streisand has been one of the most singular figures in American entertainment. From the cabaret to the Broadway stage, from television and film stardom to her acclaimed work as a director, from the recording studio to the concert hall, she has demonstrated that the extraordinary voice that launched her career was only one of her remarkable gifts.

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Courtesy of BroadwayWorld.com

On Saturday night, September 11, 2010 Barbra Streisand hosted a party at her Malibu home to celebrate the birthday of her long-time manager, Marty Erlichman and the pair's 50 years of working together.

Originally scheduled to take place last year for Erlichman's 80th Birthday, the party was delayed when the two got busy with Streisand's top of the charts release of Love is the Answer and her performance at New York's Village Vanguard and was instead celebrated the night before his 81st birthday.Read more »

Universal Home Video will release MEET THE FOCKERS on Blu-ray this November 30.

Extras:

• Bloopers
• Inside The Litter Box: Behind-The-Scenes With Jinx The Cat
• The Manary Gland
• Fockers' Family Portrait
• The Adventures Of A Baby Wrangler
• Matt Lauer Meets The Fockers
• Feature Commentary With Director Jay Roach and Editor/Co-Producer Jon Poll
• Pocket BLU
• Social BLU

Barbra Streisand receives an Award at The Women Making History luncheon. Senator Boxer presented the award to Barbra and to Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Photo by Laurie Bailey.

Jennifer Aniston paid homage to Barbra in a photo shoot that is featured in this month's Harper's Bazaar magazine -- and here's what Barbra said about the photos:

I was very flattered that Jennifer Aniston chose to interpret my style with the photos in Harper's Bazaar. She's a delightful person, and I think she did a wonderful job. If only she had a bump on her nose.

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You can read Barbra's statement regarding today's decision about California's Proposition 8 here:

http://www.barbrastreisand.com/us/statement/barbras-statement-proposition-8

Barbra Streisand, actress/singer/director/writer/composer/producer/designer/author/activist and eight-time GRAMMY® winner (as well as GRAMMY Legend and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient), will be honored as the 2011 MusiCares® Person of the Year at its 21st annual benefit gala, it was announced today by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation® and The Recording Academy®, and Paul Caine, Chair of the MusiCares Foundation Board. Proceeds from the dinner and concert honoring Streisand — to be held in Los Angeles during GRAMMY Week on Friday, Feb.Read more »

Barbra was in Aspen this week to attend the 'Aspen Ideas Festival'.

Entering its sixth year, the Aspen Ideas Festival is a conversation-packed exploration of some of the most important ideas and pressing issues we face. Presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic magazine, the Festival strives to highlight the ideas of experts at the forefront of their fields and of leaders whose actions are changing the world.

Here's a photo of Barbra talking to Harvard Professor, Niall Ferguson:

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