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Steven Brinberg's Simply Barbra: Happy 70th to an Icon
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2012-03-23

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Award winning Barbra Streisand impressionist Steven Brinberg's Simply Barbra! comes To Chicago for one night only, March 29, winging wongs from Streisand's new top 10 album and Barbra classics from her 50 year recording career

Just as mega-superstar Barbra Streisand lands her 31st Top 10 album on the Billboard charts with her newest recording (now surpassing The Beatles for most Top 10 albums) and celebrating the icon's 70th birthday and her 50th anniversary of recording with Columbia Records, Simply Barbra! comes to Chicago.

The world's premier Streisand impressionist Steven Bringberg has performed on national TV shows The Rosie O'Donnel Show, Sally Jessy Raphael and at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, London's Royal Albert Hall (with Elton John and George Michael), as well as touring regularly with symphonies with Oscar, Grammy and Tony Award- winning composer Marvin Hamlisch (who wrote the Streisand classic The Way We Were) will also be performing songs from Streisand's recently released CD What Matters Most and other classics from her 50 year recording legacy.

This must-see event takes place for one performance only at Davenport's. Located at 1383 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, show time is March 29 at 8:00pm. There is a $20 cover charge and two-drink minimum. Due to the high demand for these special performances, reservations are highly recommended by calling 773-278-1830 or online at www.DavenportsPianoBar.com .

Steven Brinberg writes and stars as Simply Barbra! which has been performed to world wide accliam. He has appeared with Marvin Hamlisch and the symphony orchestras of Dallas, Milwaukee, Buffalo, Norfolk, and with Barbara Cook and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center and at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh. He recently narrated the New York City Gay Men's Chorus concert at Avery Fisher Hall, written especially for him by Terrence McNally. Mr. Brinberg has performed at Stephen Sondheim's birthday concert at the Library of Congress; at Carnegie Hall with Uptown Express; and on Broadway in the concert version of Funny Girl with Whoopi Goldberg.

Simply Barbra! has twice toured Australia, New Zealand, and London's West End. The show has also played Singapore; Hong Kong; Sag Harbor (Bay Street Theatre); Philadelphia (Walnut Street Theatre), San Francisco (New Conservatory Theatre), Los Angeles (Cinegrill); Sun Valley (Bruce Willis' Liberty Theatre), Atlantic City (Taj Mahal), Windsor, Ontario (Windsor Casino); Provincetown (Town Hall); Miami Beach (Colony Theatre): Houston (Theater Lab Houston); Albany (Empire Center); Arlington (Signature Theater); St. Louis (Sheldon Concert Hall); and 3 sold out turns at The Mohegan Sun Casino.

His film credits include Camp, Boys Life and Next Year in Jerusalem. Mr. Brinberg's television appearances include The Rosie 0'Donnell Show, Sally Jessy Raphael, Jerry Springer, Bert Newton, Kerri Anne (Australia), Fox News Channel and MTV's Celebrity Death Match as the voice of David Spade. He appeared in two workshops of Ken Page's musical, Nightlife, at ManhattanTheatre Club and Westbeth Theatre Centre, and in Ivanov at the Jewish Rep.

A two-time Mac and Bistro Award-winner, Mr. Brinberg's CD Simply Barbra Live in London is available on Jay Records. Also available is the CD Duets featuring Kaye Ballard, Mimi Hines, DebbieGravitte and Karen Mason.

The recordings are available at www.cdbaby.com, digital downloads at iTunes and by visiting the web site www.SimplyBarbra.com .


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