Barbra Streisand is one of the greatest living music legends — and this summer, she's going back on the road for an Encore!
On Monday, the Hollywood icon's longtime manager Marty Erlichman announced Babs would be going on tour this year AND dropping a new album titled Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway!
The new album pays tribute to the EGOT winner's contributions to Broadway and Hollywood by pairing Streisand "with some of Hollywood's biggest stars to sing Broadway classics." AH-Mazing!
As for her 2016 tour, the songstress will be hitting nine cities, kicking off in Los Angeles on August 2 and wrapping in Toronto on August 23!
Related: Barbra's Gypsy Is Finally Being Made!
Tickets for all shows go on sale on May 25, and those who purchase tickets online will also receive a copy of her 35th studio album — which will drop before the end of the year.
Though Babs' movie star duet partners have yet to be announced, we have a feeling the first might be
We are so glad this is happening!
On Monday, Barbra Streisand's long-planned musical — Gypsy — is being produced by STX Entertainment after being put into turnaround at Universal!
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In case you aren't familiar, the project is a screen adaptation of the classic 1959 musical by Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim, and Arthur Laurents.
Gypsy — based on the 1957 memoir of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee – centers around Mama Rose — played by the legendary actress herself — and her two young daughters, Baby June and Louise, who try to become stars!
Streisand is writing the adaptation with Richard LaGravanese, and is producing with Joel Silver through his company, Silver Pictures. Barry Levinson will direct.
Get ready to be entertained!
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Wow, talk about two of the greatest.
Celine Dion has been going through bit of a nightmare over the past week as she mourns not only the loss of her longtime love René Angélil but also the death of her brother Daniel Dion.
As the My Heart Will Go On singer grieved her husband's passing in Montreal on Thursday, pal and Tell Him duet partner Barbra Streisand offered her condolences via Instagram with a touching post.
Related: Here's How Celine's Kids Are Coping
The 73-year-old icon shared an adorable throwback of the lovely ladies (above) with the message:
"Dear @CelineDion - Every time you look at your children's faces, you will see René. With love and strength - B"
Babs is referring to the three children the Dion shared with her manager-turned-lover – René-Charles, 15, and 5-year-old twins Eddy and Nelson.
All the feels.
Our hearts go out to the Dion-Angélil family today at René's funeral in Montreal.
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No wonder she's been taking all those acting classes recently!
Sources are saying Beyoncé is all set to star in A Star Is Born, alongside Bradley Cooper — and Cooper will be making his directorial debut with the project!
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Of course, A Star Is Born was originally made in 1937 and then remade twice — in 1954 with Judy Garland, and again in 1976 with Barbra Streisand — but now Queen Bey looks to give it a go for a third remake!
While it might be an iconic dramatic role for Bey — and allow her to cross over into other serious acting roles, as well — Cooper is also looking to get something big out of the project:
Does it get any better than Jessica Chastain and Barbra Streisand?
Over the past month, Jessica and Barbra have joined other actresses in Hollywood speaking out on sexism in the industry and what it means to be a powerful woman in a male dominated world. Both of the ladies gave eloquent analyses on the topic and offered words of wisdom for their successors.
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Chastain, who is currently working on the film The Zookeeper's Wife, expressed her excitement over collaborating with more women than usual, saying:
"We're not even 50 percent of the crew – we're probably something like 20 percent women and 80 percent men – but it's way more than I've ever worked with on a film before. Usually on a movie it would be me and maybe two or three other women, even though there are 100 people there. It's crazy. I loved making the movie Lawless – it was a very masculine story about three brothers – but when Mia Wasikowska showed up on the set, I ran into her trailer and yelled, 'It's a girl!' I was so happy."
Woah, we can't believe Jess is usually on set with just two or three other women! Insane!
The beauty added:
Good for you, Janet Jackson!
The superstar singer has made Billboard history this week after earning herself the top spot on the company's Billboard 200 albums chart with her new work Unbreakable.
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And unbreakable really is the theme for Jackson, here; now that she's graced the top spot in 2015, that makes her just the third musical artist ever to achieve