A-list audience members included Steven Spielberg, Chuck Norris, Gregory Peck, Mel Gibson, Michael Douglas, Michael Jackson, Coretta Scott King, and Streisand's son Jason Gould and ex-husband Elliott Gould.

The original version aired on HBO 21 August 1994 was called "Barbra: The Concert" and ran 102 minutes. An extended version aired on CBS 21 May 1995 ran over 2 hours and had additional songs (a Disney medley) and credits.

When Barbra Streisand flubbed a line early in her performance of "Evergreen" she commented to the audience, "It's my own song, I can't believe it."