She’s back. After 46 years Barbra Streisand is coming to the Tony Awards. She’s going to be a presenter. But don’t be fooled. She’ll be presented Best Musical to “Hamilton.” She won’t be giving Best Scenic Design, that’s for sure.
Why is Barbra back? She’s trying to reconnect with the Broadway crowd in advance of making her movie of “Gypsy,” no doubt. Streisand is planning to make that Barry Levinson-directed project her piece de resistance next year. She wants the backing of the legit stage world. It’s a smart idea.
And “Hamilton”? It’s the biggest show since maybe “A Chorus Line.” Winner of countless awards. So the Queen returns and bestows the crowd. It’s a nice touch.