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Streisand Makes Music History

Barbra Streisand has made music history with the release of her 34th studio album, “Partners.”

“Partners,” which was released on Sept. 16, debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 list. This makes Streisand the first recording artist to have a top selling album in each of the last six decades. She also boasts the largest sales week for a female artist so far this year, with 196,000 copies of the album sold in the first week.

The album consists of Streisand singing duets with all-male partners, including artists such as Elvis Presley, Lionel Ritchie, Billy Joel, and Stevie Wonder. The duets include “Love Me Tender,” “Evergreen,” “It Had to Be You” and “New York State of Mind.” The album features 12 tracks on the standard edition, with five bonus tracks on the deluxe edition.

Streisand has produced 10 number one albums during her career. She is also one of only 17 entertainers in history to win an Oscar, a Grammy, an Emmy, and a Tony.

 

Gyllenhaal Makes Broadway Debut

Gyllenhaal performs on stage

 

Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal will be making his Broadway debut with his performance in the American version of the play “Constellations”. Gyllenhaal made his New York stage debut in 2012 in a play called “If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet.” He has also starred in the revival of “This is Our Youth” in London’s West End in 2002.

“Constellations” is a two-character play written by Jack Payne. The play first premiered in the Royal Court Theatre in London in 2012. It won the Evening Standard Theatre award in the best play category, making Payne the youngest playwright ever to win the award. Michael Longhurst will direct the production.