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Fanny Brice, the legendary comedienne and songstress immortalized by Barbra Streisand in the musical and film “Funny Girl,” would have been 125 years old today. Brice, born Fania Borach on the Lower East Side’s Forsythe Street, captured hearts as a star member of “The Ziegfeld Follies,” the character of Baby Snooks on the radio, and in films including “The Great Ziegfeld” and the silent “My Man.”
Rachel Bloom won hearts this past year with “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” the comic musical CW show she created and stars in. In advance of Friday’s Season 2 premier, she sat down with Billboard’s Danielle Bacher to dish on her favorite musicians, first slow dance, and more. Here are 6 of the coolest things she revealed.
Sometimes mothers really do know best.
In 2003, when architect Daniel Libeskind created a plan for the redevelopment of Ground Zero, he included a performing arts center. That project has been one of the few unrealized in the site’s redevelopment, but it won’t remain so for long. On Thursday, officials revealed a new plan for the center, which they hope will open in 2020. It’ll have a strong leader in developing a unique cultural footprint: Barbra Streisand, who will serve as the center’s chairwoman of the board.
Barbra Streisand has done it again: her new album “Encores: Movie Partners Sing Broadway,” debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart. The album, released on August 26th, is Streisand’s 11th to take the number 1 slot. It also makes her the only artist to have had number 1 albums in each of the last six decades, a run that began with 1964’s “People.”