Friday, October 5, 2012

Barbra Streisand "Stunning" at Dress Rehearsal

Sources tell me that Barbra Streisand was "stunning" at her dress rehearsal for Monday's night tour opening performance at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. After rehearing all week at Temple's Liacouras Center, she performed for her 500 of her nearest and dearest for nearly three hours this afternoon. Carole Radziwill of Real Housewives of New York City, former "Biggest Loser" host Caroline Rhea, who described Streisand as "phenomenal," and Pat Ciarocchi of CBS were some of the invited guests. 

Trumpeter Chris Botti and tenor hearthrobs Il Volo accompanied the songstress.

In a poignant moment, she dedicated the song "The Way We Were" to her good friend and frequent collaborator Marvin Hamlisch, who died this year. The diva made 5 costume changes, which included a sequined Brooklyn Dodgers baseball shirt. After opening in Philadelphia, the Brooklyn born star returns home to play at the recently opened Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. 

Jason Gould, her son, performed with her at the dress rehearsal. His proud mother has described him as "having a chamber music orchestra in his vocal chords". She is hoping to record a duet album with him.

Today's performance was his first time singing in public. Monday night's concert in Philadelphia will probably be his public debut. 

There are still a few tickets left for Monday's night concert, which is promising to be unforgettable evening.  This will probably be her last tour as well as her first performing with her son.

1 comment:

  1. Just one minor correction: The song you state as 'Memories' is actually called "The Way We Were." Out of respect for Hamlisch, please correct it.