Barbra Streisand and Alec Baldwin Unleash the Power of ‘New Yawk’ on a Broadway Song

After having a near-religious experience while recording “At the Ballet” with Anne Hathaway and Daisy Ridley, and channeling some Austrian nuns with Jamie Foxx for “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” Barbra Streisand released on Sunday a video of her and Alec Baldwin singing “The Best Thing That Has Ever Happened.” In the video, which is a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at Streisand’s new celebrity-duet album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, Babs explains how important it was for her to tap a real “New Yawker” to cover this Stephen Sondheim number. As to be expected, Baldwin used his silky voice to give his best impersonation of a Rat Pack–type for the occasion. Somewhere in an alternate universe, Jack Donaghy is toasting the air as he tips his perfect head of hair forward in approval.

Barbra Streisand and Alec Baldwin Sing a Duet