New Movies: Streisand Special

"PEEEEE-pull, peepul who need PEEEEE-pullllll. . ." Barbra Streisand, the girl with the voice of a thrush and the beak of a toucan, is back in the musical that made her a household bird. She may have omitted an a from her name, but Barbra leaves nothing out of Funny Girl. Gags, production numbers, vaudeville mugging and tearstained love scenes receive the same manic stress and fervor. As in the Broadway show, when the jokes are good, Barbra displays the best timing East of Mae West. When Jule Styne's numbers are deserving—People,...

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