The legendary performer is gearing up to release her 35th studio album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, and embark on a nine-city tour, appropriately titled "BARBRA... THE MUSIC… THE MEM'RIES… THE MAGIC!" The LP, featuring classic songs from The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, A Chorus Line and more, gets an added lift from Streisand's many famous pals. Among her duet partners on the project are Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Melissa McCarthy and more.
"One of the reasons I'm doing [the tour] is because I love to share some of the music I just recorded," Streisand tells ET's Cameron Mathison. "Meaning ... if I have no new material, I'm thinking, 'What am I doing here?' You know? But it's fun to have new songs to sing."
Babs' tour kicks off on Aug. 2 in Los Angeles, and will hit San Jose, Las Vegas, Chicago, Brooklyn, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Toronto by the month’s end. The album is set for release on Aug. 26.
Streisand will perform two shows for her hometown crowd in Brooklyn, but the 74-year-old admits that she's found surprisingly more success far, far from home.
"I mean, where are my best audiences? Germany," she explains. "I'm from Brooklyn, so I'm one of them in a sense. But it's like, 'Hey, yeah, show us what you can do, girl!' It's that kind of thing. But in Europe, they're like, 'Ah, she came from Brooklyn.' and I'm an oddball. You're sitting in Brooklyn and they're like, 'You know, she's from the streets.'"
Get a sneak peek of her "At the Ballet" collaboration with Hathaway and Daisy Ridley in the player below.