Currently marking her 50th anniversary in show business, Barbra Streisand is making plans for a concert that will bring her all the way back to her roots.
The multiple Oscar-, Emmy-, Grammy- and Golden Globe-winning singer and actress, who was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., will perform Oct. 11, 2012, in that town’s new Barclays Center, Examiner.com reports. The 19,000-seat sports and entertainment venue is the new home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets — known through the current season as the New Jersey Nets.
Streisand’s camp announced the date today via a new website, Brooklyn.BarbraStreisand.com.
“It’s likely that ‘Barbra: Back to Brooklyn’ will be recorded as a CD and quite probably a television special and DVD release,” the Examiner story reports. Tickets for the Brooklyn performance will go on sale to the public May 21 at 10 a.m. ET.
In a statement, Streisand said: “Brooklyn to me means the Loew’s Kings, Erasmus, the Yeshiva I went to, the Dodgers, Prospect Park, great Chinese food. I’m so glad I came from Brooklyn — it’s down to earth. I guess you CAN come home again.”
Barclays Center majority owner and developer Bruce Ratner added: “It’s humbling and almost surreal to welcome arguably the greatest entertainer of all-time to Barclays Center. Barbra is Brooklyn and there’s nowhere more fitting for her to perform. This will be a night to remember.”
Streisand also has a new movie set to open just a few weeks after the concert, "The Guilt Trip," with Seth Rogen.