Singer Barbra Streisand has just been named the board chair of the planned performing arts space
Singer Barbra Streisand has just been named the board chair of the planned performing arts space at the World Trade Center.
The appointment was announced during the unveiling of REX Architecture’s design for the project. The facility, which will be named the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center, is expected to open in 2019.
Perelman, the billionaire executive who controls cosmetics company Revlon, hailed the project as “an alternative to hate.” He donated $75 million for the facility last June. “Nothing brings about hope as easily and as clearly as the arts,” he said during the press conference.
The center, which will eventually house the Tribeca Film Festival, will contain three theaters. The entire project is expected to cost $250 million.
Streisand recently broke into the Billboard 200 with Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway. The new album, which is a collection of duets, sold 149,000 copies in its first week. This marked the 11th time that Streisand has scored a number one hit. Her first came in 1964 with the album People.
Barbra Streisand named board chair of new WTC performing arts center : Real Estate Weekly