Barbra Streisand has unveiled the latest in her series of behind-the-scenes videos focusing on the making of her upcoming duets album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, and this one features Hugh Jackman.
The two entertainers teamed up to perform “Any Moment Now,” a song that Barbra’s late friend Marvin Hamlisch co-wrote for the 1986 musical Smile, although the tune wasn’t used in the production.
In the video, Streisand reveals that “Any Moment Now” was the first tune she chose for the project, recalling, “I heard the song and I thought, ‘This is a way for me to use actors who act and sing with Broadway material,’ so the first person I thought of was Hugh Jackman.”
Jackman says he was thrilled when Streisand invited him to take part in the album, and so was his wife, who he points out is “the biggest Barbra Streisand fan.”
In the clip, Hugh explains that he excitedly commented to his wife, “I don’t know how this has happened,” to which she responded, “But you’re doing it!” and he said, “Of course I’m doing it!”
The video’s premiere coincides with the release of “Any Moment Now” as a digital download.
As previously reported, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway will be released on August 26. The album also features Streisand performances with Anne Hathaway, Alec Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy, Antonio Banderas and other stars.
Meanwhile, Streisand will promote the album on a new North American summer tour that gets underway this Tuesday, August 2, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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Source: Oldies News