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.