Barbra Streisand, one month shy of her 20th birthday, made her Broadway debut in a supporting role in the musical I Can Get It for You Wholesale, which opened on March 22, 1962. Originally the part of Miss Marmelstein was a minimal one, but after her audition the producers beefed it up. The show starred Elliot Gould, who would become her first husband (who she had her only child with, gay son Jason).
At the show's premiere Leonard Bernstein gave Streisand a standing ovation after her number Miss Marmelstein. The following month she was the subject of a TIME Magazine cover story. And although the show received mixed reviews Streisand was nominated for a Tony for Supporting or Featured Musical Actress - the show's only nomination (she lost to Phyllis Newman for the show Subways Are for Sleeping).
Interestingly, Babs would appear on Broadway just one more time, in Funny Girl which premiered almost two years to the date after Wholesale.