Barbra Streisand is ready to make more memories when she plays her home town this summer.
Music industry insiders tell us that Babs’ camp is in talks to bring a handful of celebrity guests with her when she performs at Barclays Center on Aug. 11 and 13.
“Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman and Jamie Foxx are close to sealing deals to get up with the legend and sing on stage,” says a source close to the deal who expects Babs to be joined by “at least two major names.”
Those three stars join Streisand on her new “Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway” album, as do Seth MacFarlane and Anne Hathaway.
While the tour is to promote Babs’ latest project — which is her 35th studio album — the 74-year-old Williamsburg native is expected to dip into her vast catalog that includes a number one album in each of the past six decades.
Just before the weekend got underway, Streisand and Foxx released a video for their new tune “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.” It’s like butta.
“I wanted to sing with Jamie Foxx because he just has a fantastic voice and a very, very soulful sound,” she says in an intro to the video.
Whether or not the stars on her album will join Streisand when she kicks off her tour in Los Angeles on Aug. 2 is unclear. She’s also set to perform in San Jose, Las Vegas and Chicago before coming back to Brooklyn.
Fans in New York most recently saw Babs at the Tony Awards earlier this month. Streisand — a Tony winner herself — last appeared at that event 46-years-ago.
The idea of an “Encore” for Streisand is hard to fathom. So far in her storied career, she’s won two Oscars, ten Grammys, four Peaboy Awards and nine Golden Globes.
Her new album comes out August 26. Something tells us that it’ll sell a few copies.
With James Desborough