Barbra Streisand Will Offer First Public Concert in Brooklyn in October

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Academy Award-winning actress Barbra Streisand will offer her first public performance in her hometown of Brooklyn this fall.

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

According to Streisand's official website, the world-famous singer will play Brooklyn's Barclays Center, the borough's new 19,000-seat sports and entertainment venue, Oct. 11.

The evening is simply titled Back to Brooklyn.

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.”

“When I first thought about building an arena in Brooklyn, I always envisioned Barbra Streisand coming home to take center-stage in her native borough,” added Barclays Center majority owner and developer Bruce Ratner. “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.”

“I’m thrilled that all of America will be celebrating one of Brooklyn’s greatest contributions to the world of music, film, television and Broadway this fall when Barbra Streisand comes home to the exciting new Barclays Center,” said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. “They just don’t get any bigger than this daughter of Brooklyn and proud graduate of Erasmus Hall High School, and although she has entertained millions upon millions across the globe for the better part of 50 years, Ms. Streisand will always find a home here in Brooklyn. So, ‘no more tears,’ music fans—Brooklyn’s very own ‘funny girl,’ Barbra Streisand, will create new ‘memories’ as the ‘main event’ this October at Barclays Center!” Streisand is an artist in multiple disciplines. She is an award-winning actress, recording artist, concert performer, film director, producer, screenwriter, songwriter, philanthropist, designer, photographer, author and activist. Streisand is the only artist ever to receive an Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, National Medal of Arts and Peabody Awards as well as France's Legion d'Honneur and the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the recipient of two Oscars, five Emmys, 10 Grammys, a Tony and 12 Golden Globes including the Cecil B. DeMille Award. She is also the first female film director to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. The three films she directed received 14 Oscar nominations.

Tickets for the Streisand concert will go on sale May 21 at 10 AM ET. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster or by calling (800) 745-3000. Visit http://brooklyn.barbrastreisand.com for more information.

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