Barbra Streisand Goes Back to Brooklyn Nov. 29 in PBS "Great Performances" Concert

By Adam Hetrick
29 Nov 2013

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn, filmed live during the award-winning actress' concerts at the Barclays Center last fall, airs nationwide at 9 PM ET on PBS' "Great Performances"; check local listings.

The concerts featured Streisand surrounded by a 60-piece orchestra. A live CD/DVD combo album of the concerts was released Nov. 26.

In addition to Streisand signatures, a rarely performed radio hit and a selection from her new recording "Release Me," the evening also boasts a medley of tunes from the classic musical Gypsy. Streisand and Richard Jay-Alexander directed the evenings.

View the Playbill.com Photo Archive celebrating Streisand's Funny Girl days. 



The two-hour concert, which airs nationwide at 9 PM, features special guests Il Volo, trumpeter Chris Botti and Streisand's son Jason Gould.

Nine songs from Streisand's repertoire are performed live for the first time as part of the 27-song evening. 

Songs featured in the broadcast follow:

"As If I Never Said Goodbye"
"Nice N Easy"/"That Face"
"The Way He Makes Me Feel"
"Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered"
"Didn't We"
"Smile" (with Il Volo)
"Sam, You Made The Pants Too Long"
"No More Tears (Enough is Enough)"
"The Way We Were"/"Through The Eyes of Love"
"Being Good Isn't Good Enough"
Gypsy medley: "Rose's Turn"/"Some People"
"Don't Rain On My Parade"
"You're The Top" (Brooklyn Version)
"What'll I Do"/"My Funny Valentine" (with Chris Botti)
"Lost Inside of You" (with Chris Botti)
"Evergreen" (with Chris Botti)
"Nature Boy" (Jason Gould)
"How Deep Is the Ocean" (with Jason Gould)
"People"
"Here's To Life"
"Make Our Garden Grow" (with Chris Botti, Il Volo, Jason Gould, & the Brooklyn Youth Chorus)
"Somewhere"
"Some Other Time"
"Happy Days Are Here Again"

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.

View highlights of the concert below: