Barbra Streisand previews on Katie!
By April MacIntyre Sep 23, 2012, 19:47 GMT
[L to R: Katie Couric, Barbra Streisand] In this handout from KATIE, Barbra Streisand, in a rare television interview, talks with Katie Couric about her new album, “Release Me” and her passion for raising awareness about women and heart disease for an episode of Couric’s new nationally syndicated talk show, “Katie,” (check local listings, www.katiecouric.com) airing on Tuesday, September 25th. [Photo credit: Disney-ABC Domestic Television].
Barbra Streisand talks The Way We Were and more on Katie!
On the Tuesday, September 25th edition of the nationally-syndicated talk show, Katie, (check local listings, katiecouric.com) Barbra Streisand, one of the world’s most influential and incomparable entertainers, opens up in a rare television interview with Katie Couric.
When Couric asks Streisand about the possibility of a third Broadway album, she responds: “It ain’t over ‘til the fat lady sings.” The icon also opens up about her brand new album, “Release Me,” her return to Brooklyn for her first performance there in more than 50 years and her passion project, the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.
BARBRA STREISAND AND KATIE COURIC’S “THE WAY WE WERE MOMENT”:
Katie Couric: I just re-watched it, The Way We Were, and of course, “Your girl is lovely, Hubbell.”
Barbra Streisand: That’s good. That was good.
KC: Thank you. And I like when you take Robert Redford’s hair. God, he was good looking. Wow.
BS: Yeah. Well, he was also a very interesting person and had a lot going on in his brain, which comes through in the eyes, and that’s what makes movie stars. You want to know what they’re thinking. But I remember that hair thing was something at the beginning…that’s when I knew I really had to direct, because I would envision some movement that I could do that would come up time and time again. It’s like a great music cue. When you do that movement, it brings the audience back to the whole emotional life of the characters.
KC: Is it wrong that I kind of want you to do that to my hair?
STREISAND ON THE POSSIBILITY OF DOING A THIRD BROADWAY ALBUM:
KC: You never did a third Broadway album.
KC: Do you think you might still?
BS: It ain’t over ‘til the fat lady sings.
STREISAND ON PERFORMING AND RETIRING:
KC: Go ahead.
BS: No, it’s alright. It’s like I’m proud to, you know…
KC: You should be. We don’t want you to retire, are you kidding? We were crestfallen every time you announced that.
BS: No, I didn’t announce it. It was just that I said it’s very tough to go on stage for two hours, and dress up, and wear high heels, and sing 22 songs a night, and it’s very exhausting. So every time I did it, I said I won’t do this again, but never say never. And it’s turned out, it’s been over… Every six years I seem to do few very concerts. When I talk to other performers, they do 300 dates a year, 250 dates a year. I’ve done 42 since 1963 – that is very little.