Streisand Will Quit Concert Stage, But Swan Song May Be NYC & L.A. Gigs

News   Streisand Will Quit Concert Stage, But Swan Song May Be NYC & L.A. Gigs People who need Barbra will have to look to her movies rather than expect concert appearances, she told reporters Jan. 23, but two final American stage gigs may be possible.

People who need Barbra will have to look to her movies rather than expect concert appearances, she told reporters Jan. 23, but two final American stage gigs may be possible.

Reuters reported that, after winning the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, singer-actress director Barbra Streisand said she would rather direct films.

Streisand said she will sing scheduled concerts in Australia in March and "maybe two more -- one in Los Angeles and one in New York."

After that, she said she will quit singing in concert.

A warmup for her March concerts came Dec. 31, 1999, and Jan. 1 in Las Vegas. "I just don't like it," the 57-year-old Streisand reportedly said. "I don't enjoy public performances being up on a stage."

She said she would prefer to direct movies, a job that didn't require dressing up.

"I don't enjoy the glamour," she said. "Like tonight I am up on stage and my feet hurt."

-- By Kenneth Jones