Thursday, May 30, 2024

Meryl Streep Will Show Off Her Singing to Sting and Friends


You don’t get to hear Meryl Streep sing very often, but she’s done it a bit on stage and in movies like “Silkwood” and “A Prairie Home Companion.” Come April 3rd we’re going to hear her really warble live at Carnegie Hall. Streep, now a three time Oscar winner (yay), will join Trudie Styler and Sting’s biennial Rainforest Foundation concert. She’s just been announced on a list of performers including old timers to the RF as Elton John and James Taylor. New to the show this year will be opera star Bryn Terfel, who sang “Roxanne” at Sting’s 60th birthday show last October, plus Jennifer Hudson, Bruno Mars and Roseanne Cash, as well as Vince Gill.

The theme of the night is “Songs from the Silver Screen” so maybe Meryl will sing “As Time Goes By” or “When You Wish Upon a Star.” With all hope, no one will sing “My Heart Goes On” from “Titanic” or the Phil Collins song from that Disney movie.Sting, you know, has contributed several songs to movies, so he has a lot to choose from.

Trudie Styler is quite wise and had this idea a while ago, so you know it’s going to be good. What always come from the Rainforest show is a sense of family and camaraderie, and the feeling that three decades of helping maintain the Rainforests indigenous population and educate people about them has done a lot of good. You can read more about this at

PS Sting is still on tour somewhere–Paris, London, then Johannesburg on his “Back to Bass” tour, sold out all over the world. Trudie is producing movies under the moniker Maven Pictures. Her first one with partner Celine Rattray is “Imogene” starring Kristin Wiig.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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