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 Robert Reich

The good news this Labor Day: Jobs are returning. The bad news this Labor Day: Most of them pay lousy wages and low if non-existent benefits.

The trend toward lousy wages began before the Great Recession. According to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute, weak wage growth between 2000 and 2007, combined with wage losses for most workers since then, means that the bottom 60 percent of working Americans are earning less now than thirteen years ago.Read more »

By MAUREEN DOWD

WASHINGTON — ON the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Kerry Bentivolio, a Michigan congressman, has a dream, too: to impeach the nation’s first black president.

“If I could write that bill and submit it, it would be a dream come true,” the freshman Republican told a local G.O.P. club meeting Monday in Birmingham, Mich., in a video posted on YouTube and reported by BuzzFeed.Read more »

By Kiley Kroh, ThinkProgress

While the national debate remains largely focused on President Obama's impending decision regarding the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, communities across the U.S. and Canada are grappling with the oil and gas industry's rapidly expanding pipeline network-cutting through their backyards, threatening water supplies and leaving them vulnerable to devastating spills.Read more »

By Justin McCurry, Guardian UK

Japan's nuclear agency dramatically raises status after saying a day earlier that radioactive water leak was only an 'anomaly'

apan is to issue its gravest warning about the state of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant since the facility suffered a triple meltdown almost two and a half years ago.

The new warning, expected on Wednesday, comes only a day after the nuclear watchdog assigned a much lower ranking when the plant's operator, Tepco, admitted about 300 tonnes of highly toxic water had leaked from a storage tank at the site.Read more »

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the American Bar Association and its members to protect and advance the right to vote during her appearance at the group’s Annual Meeting to accept the ABA Medal, the association’s highest honor.Read more »

By PAUL KRUGMAN

We all know how democracy is supposed to work. Politicians are supposed to campaign on the issues, and an informed public is supposed to cast its votes based on those issues, with some allowance for the politicians’ perceived character and competence.

We also all know that the reality falls far short of the ideal. Voters are often misinformed, and politicians aren’t reliably truthful. Still, we like to imagine that voters generally get it right in the end, and that politicians are eventually held accountable for what they do.Read more »

By Josh Israel, ThinkProgress

Just hours after Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed a broad bill to massively restrict voting rights in North Carolina, localities moved to make it harder for students to vote. The moves come on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 June ruling gutting the Voting Rights Act and destroying the provisions that had long required North Carolina and other states with a history of voter suppression to seek pre-clearance before making major changes to election laws.Read more »

By Evan Mascagni, Salon

After eating a school lunch that was made with cooking oil tainted with the toxic pesticide monocrotophos, 23 Indian children were recently killed. While themedia has highlighted the widespread use of highly hazardous chemicals in India and subsequent health effects, what’s largely unreported isthe role that the United States has played — and continues to play — in the tragic but preventable deaths from monocrotophos around the world.Read more »

By Scott Slesinger, EcoWatch

What's worse than a do-nothing Congress? It's a do-something-bad Congress. That's what we see today from the House GOP majority.

While much media attention has focused this year on congressional gridlock - how Congress hasn't been able to pass a Farm Bill, immigration reform or budget measures - the problem, in fact, is the Republican-controlled House. The Senate has passed bipartisan bills on a number of major issues.Read more »

By Maggie Caldwell, Mother Jones

By now, you've likely heard about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the controversy over whether they're the answer to world hunger or the devil incarnate. But for right now, let's leave aside that debate and turn to a more basic question: When you go to the supermarket, do you

know which foods are most likely to be - or contain ingredients that are - genetically engineered? A handy FAQ:

So what exactly are genetically modified organisms?Read more »

By Christina Sarich

Don’t believe the hype and the lies. Pull the wool away from your eyes and realize that Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, and the other companies in support of GMO crops are bamboozling all of us. We can feed the world without herbicides and pesticides that cause cancer, upset the endocrine system and cause organ damage. Just one of the many organic growing methods (called polyculture) that farmers have used for centuries – crop rotation – is a way to increase yields by as much as 10 fold, and it is better for the planet, too.Read more »

Instead of spending August on the beach, corporate lobbyists are readying arguments for when Congress returns in September about why corporate taxes should be lowered.

But they're lies. You need to know why so you can spread the truth.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 »

Exclusive Pre-order Offer on QVC Saturday, April 24th

Tune into QVC's Saturday Morning Q program with Shawn Killinger and Dan Wheeler this Saturday, April 24th between 10 AM – 12 PM EDT to pre-order Barbra Streisand's new concert DVD, One Night Only. Don't miss this rare chance to pre-order the DVD and receive a free limited edition classic Barbra poster available only at QVC! Richard Jay-Alexander, Village Vanguard event and long-time Streisand collaborator, will also be making a special appearance to talk about the making of One Night Only and Barbra's historic 2009 performance.

Warner Bros. announced today that WHAT'S UP DOC is coming to Blu-ray on 10th August 2010.

This is the first Streisand movie that will be released in high definition format. Extra's will include scene-specific commentary by Barbra, Full-movie commentary by Director Peter Bogdanovich, Vintage Featurette and Theatrical Trailer.

Pre-order links coming soon.

We have our first winner of an autographed DVD/CD package of Barbra's upcoming One Night Only release! Congrats, Michael Hoffman!

One Night Only – Barbra Streisand And Quartet At The Village Vanguard – September 26, 2009 will be released on DVD and DVD/CD Combo Pack as well as Blu-ray disc on May 4th, but if you pre-order now you will also be automatically be entered for a chance to win an autographed DVD/CD package! To enter, click here.
One of the most celebrated concert performances of recent years, a one-time only event witnessed by little more than one hundred lottery-selected Barbra Streisand fans, is now available for pre-sale! One Night Only – Barbra Streisand And Quartet At The Village Vanguard –September 26, 2009 will be released on DVD and DVD/CD Combo Pack as well as Blu-ray disc on May 4th, but if you pre-order now you will be automatically be entered for a chance to win an autographed DVD/CD package!Read more »

Annual Book Convention Welcomes Show Business Legend on Opening Night

Norwalk, CT, March 30, 2010: Barbra Streisand, the legendary actress, singer, and director, will appear at this year’s BookExpo America (BEA) at the Opening Night Keynote Reception on Tuesday, May 25th. She will be interviewed before thousands of booksellers and book industry professionals about My Passion for Design, to be published by Viking on November 16, 2010. It will be Ms. Streisand’s first appearance on behalf of the book.Read more »

Barbra has joined together with Lindt Chocolate to help celebrate spring and support Autism Speaks at the start of National Autism Awareness Month (April 1). More than 50 celebs, including Barbra, have signed porcelain versions of the iconic Lindt Gold Bunny. Each bunny will be auctioned off starting April 1 at ebay.com/LindtGoldBunny and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks.

LINDT GOLD BUNNY CELEBRITY AUCTIONRead more »

New pictures of Barbra's rare appearance on Sunday, March 7th, at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles have been posted! To see images of her presenting the "Best Director" Oscar to Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to win an Academy Award in that category, click <a href="http://www.barbrastreisand.com/us/news/barbra-reveals-time-has-come-she-presents-award-male-dominated-oscar-category-woman" target="_blank">here</a>.

You can read Barbra's thoughts about the Oscar that she presented to Kathryn Bigelow last night at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.

http://www.barbrastreisand.com/us/statement/time-has-come

Barbra made a rare public appearance last night at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, to present the "Best Director" Oscar to Kathryn Bigelow, the first Woman to win an Academy Award in that category.

Bigelow was only the fourth woman nominated for the prize. Her low-budget Iraq war film, The Hurt Locker, was the big winner at the ceremony. It took six academy awards, including those for best picture and best original screenplay.
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