“Who says you can't go home again?” asked Barbra Streisand at the start of her Barclays Center show Thursday.
More than fifty years after the star left Brooklyn to chase global fame - first in Greenwich Village, then on Broadway - she played her first major show in the borough of her birth.
From the moment Thursday’s two-and-a-half-hour event started, Brooklyn found itself cast as Streisand’s early muse. A shot of the borough’s most iconic bridge graced the curtain, followed by video images of the star growing up in a very different Flatbush from the one we know now.
In her very first number, Streisand fiddled liberally with the lyrics of “As If We Never Said Goodbye,” adding shout outs to Erasmus High, her old yeshiva, and salty lox.
Brooklyn Fans were treated to an amazing evening.
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