Barbra Streisand May Launch Fall Concert Tour

News   Barbra Streisand May Launch Fall Concert Tour Barbra Streisand, whose last public concert performance was Sept. 28, 2000, at Madison Square Garden, may launch a new concert tour this fall.

The Hollywood Reporter says that Streisand is currently in talks for a new tour that may be produced by Rolling Stones promoter Michael Cohl. Streisand manager Marty Erlichman told Billboard.com, "A tour is being explored, but nothing has been finalized, including important aspects not entertained in the media speculation today. As soon as this is resolved one way or the other — she may not go out — the facts will be announced." Barbra Streisand starred on Broadway in I Can Get It for You Wholesale and Funny Girl, earning Tony Award nominations for both performances. She received a 1970 Special Tony Award. The actress, composer and director has won two Academy Awards: for Best Actress in a Leading Role in "Funny Girl" and for Best Music, Original Song (with Paul Williams) for the "A Star Is Born" song "Evergreen." Her most recent CD is titled "Guilty Pleasures."

Five Barbra Streisand television specials — spanning the years 1965 to 1973 — were recently released in a DVD package set on the WEA/Warners label. "Barbra Streisand: The Television Specials" include "My Name Is Barbra" (1965), "Color Me Barbra" (1966), "The Belle of 14th Street" (1967), "Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park" (1968) and "Barbra Streisand . . . And Other Musical Instruments" (1973).