Richard Jay-Alexander directs the evenings at the Festival Theatre; musical director Marvin Laird conducts the orchestra. Over 250 artists will be showcased during the Festival, which kicked off June 5 with a Variety Gala Performance and runs through June 20. Other Broadway artists who will be featured in the 16-day festival include Tony Award winner Lillias White and theatre and cabaret veteran Julie Wilson. Wilson will perform June 10-12, and White will offer From Brooklyn to Broadway June 17-19.
In a previous statement Adelaide Cabaret Festival artistic director David Campbell said, "I'm very proud of this year’s program, it's been wonderful to be able to bring so many incredible performers together and I can't wait to sit in the venues with the audience and soak it all in. I've been playing my cards close to my chest, but now we can reveal the full deck."
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 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 live recording, "Sondheim, Etc., Etc.—Bernadette Peters Live at Carnegie Hall (The Rest of It)," is available on the Angel Records label. Masterworks Broadway has also released a "Legends of Broadway" CD celebrating her theatrical career. Peters' screen credits are numerous.
For more information about the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, visit www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au.