Simply Barbra’s Holiday Show, The Spiegeltent Leicester Square – review
If as we reported in our review of Barbra Streisand’s Netflix special and live CD that the diva herself has given up touring then thank goodness for the next best thing. The uncannily good Babs impersonator Steven Brinberg, who performs under the moniker of Simply Barbra, has no plans to hang up his microphone.
As he proved when he brought his ‘Simply Barbra’s Holiday Show’ to London as part of the ‘Christmas In Leicester Square’ season, Brinberg is simply sensational. He’s no drag act lip-syncing (as American drag queens tend to do) to Streisand’s songs, nor is he a mickey-taker parodying her tropes. He’s got the mannerisms down pat: A flick of the hair, an extension of those legendarily long fingernails, the eyes going wide as if startled by hitting