Peters launched her most recent tour Jan. 26, 2005, at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, FL. Two tunes from Gypsy bookend her current tour: Peters opens with a new arrangement of Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim's "Let Me Entertain You" and closes with the show stopping "Rose's Turn."
Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, the concert also includes Peters' renditions of Sondheim's "Being Alive," "Children Will Listen" and "Not a Day Goes By"; Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Some Enchanted Evening" and "This Nearly Was Mine"; and Jerry Herman's "Time Heals Everything." Concertgoers can also expect tunes by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Irving Berlin as well as the Peggy Lee classic "Fever."
Tour dates currently announced follow:
Sept. 17, 2005 at the Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, VA
Oct. 15, 2005 at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville, NY
Oct. 22, 2005 at the Zoellner Performing Arts Center in Bethlehem, PA
Nov. 5, 2005 at the Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo, MI
Dec. 2, 2005 at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs, CT
Feb. 18, 2006 at the Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver, CO
April 22, 2006 at the BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham, AL
April 27, 2006 at the National Arts Center in Ottawa, Ontario
May 1, 2006 at Avery Fisher Hall in NY, NY
Aug. 25, 2006 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in Cerritos, CA
Bernadette Peters was last on Broadway in the acclaimed revival of Gypsy, for which she received a 2003 Tony Award nomination for her performance as Momma Rose in the Sam Mendes-directed production. She won her two Tonys for her performances in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song & Dance and Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun, and she has also starred on Broadway in Mack & Mabel, On the Town, Sunday in the Park with George, The Goodbye Girl and the original production of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods.
Peters' newest recording, "Sondheim, Etc., Etc.—Bernadette Peters Live at Carnegie Hall (The Rest of It)," will hit stores on the Angel Records label Aug. 2. For more information visit www.bernadettepeters.com.