Hugh Jackman and Barbra Streisand Team Up for Dreamy "Any Moment Now" Duet
Turns out Wolverine and Fanny Brice make beautiful music together.
Living legend Barbra Streisand enlisted Hugh Jackman for a heartbreaking duet on her new album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, out Aug. 26. The pair tackled “Any Moment Now” from the musical Smile.
"'Any Moment Now' was the first song I chose for this album," Streisand said in the behind-the-scene video above. "I heard the song and I thought, this is a way for me to use actors who act and sing with Broadway material. So the first person I thought of was Hugh Jackman."
Jackman and his wife, a big Streisand fan, were floored by the news. “I was like, ‘I don’t know how on earth this has happened,’” he recalls. “But [my wife] said, ‘You’re doing it!’ And I said, ‘Of course I’m doing it!’”
Streisand went on to gush about the Les Misérables star, saying, “When I listen to Hugh’s voice, I hear a truth in his performance that I find very touching.”
“Any Moment Now,” written by Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line) and Howard Ashman (Little Shop of Horrors), is about a dysfunctional couple trying to mend fences, originally from the short-lived 1986 musical Smile. Hear the full song in the video below.
Barbra Streisand’s Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway drops Aug. 26.