LGBT for Hillary Gala Dinner

Cipriani Wall Street

55 Wall Street

New York, NY

September 9, 2016

Streisand sings for Clinton

Barbra joined Rufus Wainwright and Laverne Cox at this LGBT-focused fundraiser for Hillary Clinton.

In the audience were Andy Cohen, Sharon Gless, Donna Karan, Debra Messing, Kathy Najimy, Cynthia Nixon, Mary Louise Parker, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Marissa Tomei, Michael Urie, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and B. D. Wong.

Streisand's manager, Marty Erlichman, and the show's director, Richard Jay-Alexander were also there.

Hillary Clinton introduced Barbra Streisand with one word: "Please welcome .... Barbra!"

Accompanied by Randy Waldman on piano, plus violin, bass, percussion, and her three backup singers (Stevvi Alexander, Andrea Jones and Amy Keys), Streisand performed a 40-minute set for Clinton supporters at a private event with ticket prices ranging from $250,000 to $1,200.

Singing at Cipriani

Barbra's set list:

(Below: Laverne Cox posted a photo of herself with Streisand on Instagram; so did Georgina Chapman of Marchesa — she designed the Second Act gown that Barbra wore during her latest tour.)

Streisand with Cox

Barbra's special lyrics to “Send in the Clowns”:

VERSE 1
IS HE THAT RICH?
MAYBE HE'S POOR?
'TIL HE REVEALS HIS RETURNS
WHO CAN BE SURE?
WHO NEEDS THIS CLOWN?

VERSE 2
SOMETHING'S AMISS
I DON'T APPROVE
IF HE WERE RUNNING THE FREE WORLD,
WHERE WOULD WE MOVE?
NAME ME A TOWN?
JUST WHO IS THIS CLOWN?

BRIDGE
AND WHEN WE THOUGHT WE'D HEARD IT ALL
HUFFING AND PUFFING ABOUT HIS BIG FANTASY WALL
MAKING HIS ENTRANCE ON STAGE...
HE JUST SHOOTS FROM THE HIP
HE'S FULL OF BULL
HE'S LOST HIS GRIP!

["Since Putin likes me, I like him! Sounds like a 4-year old!"]

VERSE 3
AND IF BY CHANCE
HE GETS TO HEAV'N
EVEN UP THERE HE'LL DECLARE...
CHAPTER ELEV'N!
WHO'D HIRE THIS CLOWN?
THIS SAD VULGAR CLOWN...
"YOU'RE FIRED" YOU CLOWN!

BRIDGE 2
HILLARY'S KIND...
SMART THAT IS CLEAR
WHILE SHE IS GIVING US HOPE...TRUMP IS SELLING US FEAR
LOOK HOW HE CHANGES HIS VIEWS EVERY TIME THAT HE SPEAKS
IT'S LIE AFTER LIE
CAN'T TAKE EIGHT MORE WEEKS!

VERSE 4
THIS IS NO FARCE
MAYBE HE'S BROKE?
IS THIS "THE ART OF HIS DEAL"
OR SOME AWFUL JOKE?
YOU'VE GOT TO ADMIT...
THIS SILLY HALF-WIT...
IS SO FULL OF ­_ _ _ _!

Photo of stage by Ricky Coombs

Page Credits: Ricky Coombs and Seth Stuhl; BroadwayWorld.

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