Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Fran Drescher, who made her Broadway debut in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, hosts Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand, which is presented January 13 in The George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium.
The evening, featuring The American Pops Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Luke Frazier, boasts the talents of two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bandstand), Amber Iman (Shuffle Along…, Soul Doctor), Will and Anthony Nunziata (Carnegie Hall, New York Pops), Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Significant Other), Lucia Spina (Legally Blonde), and Bayla Whitten (Girlstar at the Signature Theater). The show is directed by Nathan Brewer.
Streisand marks her 75th birthday in 2017, and the APO leads the way in honoring the entertainment icon with highlights from her Broadway and Hollywood career.
“Streisand recorded so many extraordinary hits in so many styles,” Frazier said in an earlier statement, “and the American Pops Orchestra is thrilled to explore the diverse repertoire of this iconic artist. Barbra has been lauded as a political activist, as a pioneer for women and a force in comedy, but above all it’s her lifetime of great songs that made their mark. The APO has created an exciting musical portrait with our diverse array of guest artists, each of whom capture the unique shades that truly makes Barbra ‘the greatest star’.”
The George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium is located at 730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC. Tickets to the show are on sale at www.TheAmericanPops.org.
(Updated January 13, 2017)