The Bearded Ladies Pay Tribute To “Color Me Barbra” At Philadelphia’s Museum Of Art

The cabaret group turned the galleries into a queer playground.

When Barbra Streisand filmed her second television special, Color Me Barbra, in 1966, she rented out Philadelphia’s Museum of Art for a 36-hour shoot among the classic paintings and works of art.

A group known as The Bearded Ladies recently stepped into the same art galleries in Philly to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the TV special by recreating her “Gotta Be Out” performance.

The experimental cabaret group creates homemade theater while tackling the politics of pop culture, sex and gender, according to The Bearded Ladies Facebook page.

Compare the group’s reimagining to the original performance in the Color Me Barbra video below.


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