A Tribute to Streisand with Simply Barbra, Starring Steven Brinberg
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An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. Learn More
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Featured review from Austin NationRed Velvet
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I WAS BLOWN AWAY BY THIS SUPER-TALENT! I tend to be rather critical of most entertainment venues...and especially went looking for flaws in this performance since I thought that NO ONE...especially a male...could get close to re-creating the Legend of Barbra. How wrong I was. This gentle has her incredibly difficult voice nailed down to almost perfection. In addition, he did other vocal re-creations of of many other famous voices which added another bit of spice to the entire performance. KUDOS to Steven Brinberg for giving me the feeling of being in one of those "out of my price range" Streisand concerts.
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“Almost as luminous as Streisand herself … a remarkably fluid voice … a star of cult status has been born.”—Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Show At Barre proudly presents_ Simply Barbra_ starring two-time Mac and Bistro Award Winner Steven Brinberg.
Guests are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy BARRE vt’s world class California cuisine, inventive cocktails and exceptional service. BARRE vt is part of the Vermont/Rockwell Restaurant complex on the corner of Hollywood and Vermont. Valet parking is available behind the restaurant.
Steven Brinberg writes and stars as Simply Barbra which is updated annually as he travels the globe with the show. This year he appears with Marvin Hamlisch and the Symphony Orchestras of Dallas, Milwaukee, Buffalo and Norfolk. Prior appearances with Mr. Hamlisch include one with Barbara Cook and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center and another at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh. He recently narrated the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus concert at Avery Fisher Hall, written especially for him by Terrence McNally. That program was also seen in Seattle.
Mr. Brinberg has performed at Stephen Sondheim’s birthday concert at the Library of Congress; at Carnegie Hall with Uptown Express; and on Broadway in the concert version of Funny Girl with Whoopi Goldberg.
Simply Barbra has twice toured Australia, New Zealand, and England, last year ending in a West End run at the Arts and Playhouse Theatres. The show has also played Singapore; Hong Kong; Sag Harbor (Bay Street Theatre); Philadelphia (Walnut Street Theatre), San Francisco (New Conservatory Theatre), Los Angeles (Cinegrill); Sun Valley (Bruce Willis’ Liberty Theatre), Atlantic City (Taj Mahal), Windsor, Ontario (Windsor Casino); Provincetown (Town Hall); Miami Beach (Colony Theatre): Houston (Theater Lab Houston); Albany (Empire Center); Arlington (Signature Theater); St. Louis (Sheldon Concert Hall); Chicago (Davenport’s); and 3 sold out turns at The Mohegan Sun Casino.
His film credits include Camp, Boys Life, and Next Year in Jerusalem. Mr. Brinberg’s television appearances include The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Sally Jessy Raphael, Jerry Springer, Bert Newton, Kerri Anne (Australia), Fox News Channel and MTV’s Celebrity Death Match as the voice of David Spade. He appeared in two workshops of Ken Page’s musical, Nightlife, at Manhattan Theatre Club and Westbeth Theatre Centre, and in Ivanov at the Jewish Rep.
A two time Mac and Bistro award winner, Mr. Brinberg’s CD Simply Barbra Live in London is available on Jay Records. Coming soon is a CD of duets featuring Kaye Ballard, Mimi Hines, Debbie Gravitte, Karen Mason, and many others.