Singing From the Heart
By STUART EMMRICH
IT’S as if she never went away.
This week, Barbra Streisand — a Brooklyn native but a California resident most of her adult life — was back in New York, headlining two high-profile events.
On Tuesday night, at a memorial service for Marvin Hamlisch at Juilliard, Ms. Streisand wowed a crowd of notables (Diane Sawyer, Mike Nichols, Joe Torre) with a moving rendition of “The Way We Were,” written by Mr. Hamlisch for the movie of the same name. On Thursday afternoon, she was the featured guest at an intimate lunch at the Four Seasons restaurant, where fellow attendees included Catherine Zeta-Jones, Debra Messing, Donna Karan, Gayle King and Christine Quinn.