Barbra Streisand performs during Marvin Hamlisch tribute 370.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)
People who need Barbra Streisand are apparently the luckiest people in
Ending weeks of unconfirmed speculation, the iconic
songstress/actress/diva has announced that she will perform for the first time
ever in the country on June 20 at Bloomfield Stadium in
Accompanied by a 60- piece orchestra, the 70-yearold Streisand
will end a select tour of Europe with the show at the stadium which holds 16,000
Two days earlier, she is expected to perform privately at the
Presidential Conference in Jerusalem in honor of President Shimon Peres’s
“I’m happy that Barbra Streisand is coming to Tel Aviv for the
president’s 90th birthday. What will we do for his 100th?” Tel Aviv- Jaffa Mayor
Ron Huldai asked on Saturday night after the announcement was
Streisand is one of the most commercially and critically successful
entertainers of the past 50 years, with more than 140 million records sold
worldwide, two Academy awards, eight Grammy awards and five Emmy
Despite being active in Jewish and Israel philanthropy, Streisand
has never performed before in the country. Joining her onstage will be special
guest trumpeter Chris Botti, along with duets with her son Jason Gould and her
sister Roslyn Kind.
Before her arrival in Israel, Streisand will perform
on June 1 in London, June 6 in Amsterdam, June 10 in Paris, June 12 in Cologne,
and June 15 in Berlin.
Tickets for the Bloomfield show, a joint
production of Shuki Weiss and Live Nation, will go on sale on March 29 at 10
a.m. via www.eventim.co.il or *9066. Ticket prices start at NIS 420.