Peters' numerous fans will now have the chance to catch the two-time Tony Award-winning actress perform at venues in Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts. As previously announced, Peters will also offer a one-night engagement at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York City on May 1.
The concerts include Peters' renditions of two Gypsy tunes, “Let Me Entertain You” and “Rose’s Turn,” as well as songs by Stephen Sondheim ("Children Will Listen" and "Not a Day Goes By"), Rodgers and Hammerstein ("Some Enchanted Evening") and Jerry Herman ("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:
April 22 at the BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham, AL
April 27-29 at the National Arts Center in Ottawa, Ontario
May 1 at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center in NY, NY
June 7 with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall in Boston, MA
July 30 at the Sun Valley Lodge Esplanade in Sun Valley, ID
Aug. 12 with the Boston Pops at Jetties Beach in Nantucket, MA
Aug. 25 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in Cerritos, CA
Sept. 30 at Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville, IL
Oct. 28 and 29 at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, MD
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)," hit stores on the Angel Records label last summer. For more information visit www.bernadettepeters.com.