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Barbra adds 2nd show as sales soar



By Raanan Geberer

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

After Barbra Streisand's Oct. 11 Barclays Center show sold out within minutes yesterday, a second show was added for Oct. 13 — and as of late Monday afternoon, only a small number of tickets remained, according to Barclays spokesman Barry Baum.

Baum said a “presale” of tickets last week for the first show also sold out rapidly.

The official Barclays Center site, barclayscenter.com, confirmed yesterday that the first show had sold out. For the Oct. 13 show, a number of tickets were on sale, ranging from $171.40 to $718.65.

The resale site stubhub.com provided ample evidence that resellers had grabbed up large numbers of tickets and were now flipping them for higher prices. Prices advertised for the Oct. 13 show ranged from $124 to $19,500, with the mid-range price at around $800. Some 2,482 tickets were still on sale at around 5 p.m.

The Oscar- and Grammy-winning diva was born and raised in Flatbush but has never performed publicly in Brooklyn — until now.

Barclays Center, still under construction, is scheduled to open on Friday, Sept. 28, with a performance by Jay-Z, who owns a small share of Barclays' principal tenant, the Brooklyn Nets.

Streisand spokesman Ken Sunshine said previously that performing near her old neighborhood will be very emotional and poignant for the star.

Streisand is one of the world's best-selling recording artists. She's one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award.

She rarely performs in public.

May 21, 2012 - 4:45pm


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