Funny Girl on Broadway: Great interviews, photos, footage and audio clips from the opening night and the party that followed. Jule Styne praised her like no other and I particularly loved what was said about Emanuel Streisand. Really great video!
Short clip of Barbra on stage in Funny Girl on Broadway.
That face, that face, that wonderful face!
It shines, it glows all over the place.
Preparing for her first Broadway star turn, Streisand explained to Jerome Weidman, the writer of I Can Get It for You Wholesale, why she’d changed her name. “I hapna love Brooklyn, but it’s like the name Barbara. Every day with the third “a” in the middle, you could go out of your mind. I mean, what are we here for? Every day the same thing? No change? No variety? Why get born? Every day the same thing, you might as well be dead. I’ve had 19 years of “Barbara” with three a’s and all my life born in Brooklyn. Enough is enough. Don’t you understand that?”
Barbra Streisand, 1966.
Barbra wearing an outfit designed by Arnold Scaasi, worn at the 41st Academy Awards, 1969.