Barbra’s coming back to Brooklyn!
Eight-time Grammy award-winning superstar and Brooklyn legend Barbra Streisand will play a homecoming concert at Barclays Center this fall, according to the Funny Girl herself.
The showbiz legend — who grew up in Williamsburg and East Flatbush — will grace the stage on Oct. 11 in her first-ever Brooklyn performance.
“I guess you can come home again,” Streisand said in a statement. “I’m so glad I came from Brooklyn — it’s down to earth.”
Streisand said she has fond memories of Brooklyn, especially Erasmus Hall High School and Prospect Park, for which she still has a soft spot.
Politicians and elected officials touted the entertainment goddess’s arrival as yet another sign the borough has arrived, too.
“I’m thrilled that all of America will be celebrating one of Brooklyn’s greatest contributions to the world of music, film, television and Broadway,” said Borough President Marty Markowitz.
Brooklyn’s Babs boosters can purchase tickets online starting on May 21.
The show comes weeks after Streisand’s half-sister Roslyn Kind — an accomplished singer and Brooklyn native in her own right — played in Flatbush.
Other musicians coming to the 18,200-seat Barclays Center this year include Jay-Z, Rush, and Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.Reach reporter Natalie O'Neill at noneill@cn
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