Legendary theater and cabaret performer Julie Wilson joined Mac & Bistro award winner Steven Brinberg, considered by many to be the definitive Barbra Streisand impressionist, for A Simply Barbra Holiday party at Symphony Space on Broadway at 95th Street, where the stage veterans joined forces for a heartfelt benefit/show for The Ali Forney Center. The evening also featuring Broadway’s Tituss Burgess from the Little Mermaid and The Broadway Boys was hosted by the star Barbra/Brinberg, who sang the bulk of the musical numbers including many of the Diva’s signature classics with a few entertaining twists. Musical Director Christopher Denny, a longtime Brinberg collaborator accompanied Barbra on piano.
The Ali Forney Center (AFC) is a New York based shelter for homeless LGBT youth. Many of the young teenagers who come out to their families at early ages are ultimately rejected by the core unit that is meant to nourish them. Founded in 2002 AFC raises awareness and concern for this often neglected demographic.
Photography: Barry Gordin
Performance Photography: Maryann Lopinto