Last Sunday, June 2 Bernadette Peters hosted the 56th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards. This Sunday, June 9 the Tony-winning actress stars in the made-for-cable movie "Bobbie's Girl" for the Showtime Network.
Peters co-stars with Ward as two middle aged lesbians who are living in the seaside village of Bray in Dublin, Ireland. Ward portrays Bobbie, an English woman, and Peters' character, Bailey, hails from New York where she spent two decades treading the boards on Broadway. The women — with the help of Bailey's eccentric brother David (Jonathan Silverman) — now run a pub called "The Two Sisters"; however, their lives are dramatically changed by the arrival of Alan, Bobbie's young nephew whose parents were recently killed.
The three adults decide to raise Alan, who is portrayed by Thomas Sangster, but their lives are further complicated when Bobbie is diagnosed with breast cancer. Written by Samuel Bernstein and directed by Jeremy Paul Kagan, "Bobbie's Girl" is described as a "story of love, honesty and unconventional relationships which only strengthen under pressure."
"Bobbie's Girl" will debut on Showtime on June 9 at 8 PM EST. Showtime Showcase East will broadcast the film on June 10 at 11:35 AM and 8 PM. Showtime Women East has scheduled the movie for June 13 at 9 AM and 9 PM. Check your local listings for further air dates or go to www.sho.com.
A star of stage, film, recordings, concert and TV, Bernadette Peters was last on Broadway in the hit revival of Annie Get Your Gun, garnering her second Tony Award for her performance as the sharp-shootin' Annie Oakley. She won her first Tony for her role as English hat designer Emma in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song & Dance. Peters received Tony nominations for her work in On the Town, Mack & Mabel, Sunday in the Park with George and The Goodbye Girl, and she also starred in the original production of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods. Songs from her most recent recording, "Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers & Hammerstein," will be featured when she makes her solo Radio City Music Hall concert debut June 19. —By Andrew Gans