Barbra Streisand Announces Movie-Star Duets Album, 2016 Tour Dates
The new album pairs Streisand "with some of Hollywood's biggest stars to sing Broadway classics," according to the press release.
Barbra Streisand — one of the greatest living legends of the screen, stage and recording studio — returns in 2016 with a tour and a new album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, her longtime manager Marty Erlichman announced Monday.
The album tips to her inestimable contributions to Broadway and Hollywood by pairing Streisand "with some of Hollywood's biggest stars to sing Broadway classics," according to the press release.
The performer will hit nine cities during her 2016 tour, starting in Los Angeles on Aug. 2, working through her native Brooklyn for two dates on Aug. 11 and 13, and wrapping in Toronto on Aug. 23. (Full tour dates are listed below.) Streisand's live performances are as revered as they are scarce. Her last tour was 2012's Back to Brooklyn, a celebrated run, featuring songs from a storied career that has seen Streisand become the only artist to notch No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 in six separate decades.
Tickets for all shows go on sale May 25, although American Express card members can purchase tickets May 18-22 for the U.S. shows and May 19-22 for Toronto. (Check local listings for more details.) Those who purchase tickets online will receive a CD of Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, which will come out after the tour wraps but before the end of the year.
The LP — her 35th studio album — finds Streisand in her element with Great White Way standards. Not only did her career start on Broadway in the early 1960s with two Tony-nominated performances, but her 1985 LP The Broadway Album is one of the biggest and best of her recording career.
While the upcoming album's movie-star duet partners haven't been announced, we're wondering if one of her singing partners comes from a galaxy far, far away. Two months ago, Star Wars: The Force Awakens lead Daisy Ridley revealed on Instagram that she and Streisand recorded a song together.
Streisand's last album, 2014's No. 1-peaking Partners, featured the EGOT legend singing with music-world hitmakers.
Barbra Streisand 2016 Tour Dates
Aug. 2 — Los Angeles Staples Center
Aug. 4 — San Jose SAP Center at San Jose
Aug. 6 — Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena
Aug. 9 — Chicago United Center
Aug. 11, 13 — Brooklyn Barclays Center
Aug. 16 — Boston TD Garden
Aug. 18 — Washington D.C. Verizon Center
Aug. 20 — Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
Aug. 23 — Toronto Air Canada Centre
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.