Simply Barbra in “Color Me Barbra”
Thursday, March 24, 2016 8pm
Steven Brinberg returns to MA4 as SIMPLY BARBRA. Brinberg writes and stars as Simply Barbra performing Streisand classics live. This year’s show celebrates the 50th anniversary of Color Me Barbra, Streisand’s 7th album and first TV special in color, that premiered in 1966.
Brinberg, who travels all around the globe as Simply Barbra, was hired by Streisand’s management to sing at her friend Donna Karan’s birthday party and he recently appeared with Donnie Wahlberg on the CBS TV series BLUE BLOODS which turned out to be the highest-rated episode of the show since its premier 5 years ago.
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
Singer-actor-impressionist-writer Steven Brinberg has been acclaimed for his vocal performance of Barbra Streisand for over a decade around the world. In addition to touring all over America he has also played extensively in England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Spain, Mexico and Canada…more cities then the real Barbra!
Brinberg writes and stars as Simply Barbra which is updated annually as he travels the globe with the show. He has appeared with Marvin Hamlisch and the Symphony Orchestras of Dallas, Milwaukee, Buffalo and Norfolk. Prior appearances with Mr. Hamlisch included 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 0’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.