Singer and actress Barbra Streisand said that she will “never do another [live] show.”
“No, I would never do another show. It’s exhausting,” she told The Associated Press. “I’m not ever going to sit down and plan another show like I had to do with this one,” she said of her new Netflix special, “Barbra: The Music … The Mem’ries … The Magic!” It was recorded in Miami.
The 75-year-old singer added that she doesn’t like the feeling of performing live.
“I don’t enjoy getting up on stage and prancing around. I feel like a show-off. I don’t like being a show-off. I like to be still. I like to sit in my chair and sing quietly to the audience. It’s hard for me to be too theatrical,” Streisand told the Reuters news agency. “You put in a lot of time—like three months to prepare a concert, figure out what you are going to sing. It takes me as long as it does to film a movie, so you want to document it for posterity,” she added.
Streisand said that stage fright prevented her from performing for 27 years after she forgot the lyrics at a 1967 concert in Central Park.