New York | Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
Music, film, Broadway and television legend Barbara Streisand will offer her first ever public concert in her hometown of Brooklyn, Oct. 11. Announced on the Tony and Academy Award-winning actress’ official website, the force of talent will perform at Brooklyn’s brand new 19,000-seat Barclays Center.
The concert is appropriately titled Back to Brooklyn. ”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. 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,” said Barclays Center majority owner, developer and Haute 100 Lister Bruce Ratner.