Barbra Streisand“Putting It Together,” from “The Broadway Album” (1985)“I love doing a song from beginning to end in one take!” Streisand says of the recording of “Putting It Together,” which was originally written by Stephen Sondheim for his 1984 musical “Sunday in the Park With George.” Streisand’s rendition appears on her “Broadway Album,” a compendium of 12 show tunes, and a homage to the theater district that made her.
(She got her start on Broadway in 1962, when she starred in Arthur Laurents’s “I Can Get It for You Wholesale.”)“My Man,” from “Funny Girl” (1968)In 1968, Streisand made her cinematic debut as the Ziegfeld star Fanny Brice in the musical “Funny Girl,” a performance that would earn her an Academy Award for best actress (her first of two Oscars).
“My Man,” one of the film’s 10 songs featuring Streisand, remains a favorite of hers: “Movie musicals used prerecorded tracks,” she recalls, “but because I’m a terrible lip-syncher, and I needed the emotion to be real, I asked my director, Willy Wyler, if I could sing this part live.
Thankfully, he let me do it.
I adored him!”
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