Bernadette Peters' 1998 London concert -- a musical orgy of Stephen Sondheim songs and more theatre tunes -- will air on PBS TV stations in August during "pledge weeks," including 8 PM (ET) Aug. 7 on New York City's WNET Channel 13. Peters is currently starring on Broadway in Annie Get Your Gun at the Marquis Theatre. She took home the 1999 Best Actress (Musical) Tony Award for the role.
Among highlights of her Stephen Sondheim-heavy concert are:
• Al Dubin and Harry Warren's "We're in the Money" (complete with chorus in Pig Latin) from 42nd Street (originally from the film "Gold Diggers of 1933").
• Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Unexpected Song," from her Tony-winning performance in Song & Dance.
• Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern's "The Way You Look Tonight."
• Rodgers and Hart's "My Romance."
• The classic, "I'll Be Seeing You."
• "Raining in My Heart" from Dames at Sea, her Off-Broadway hit.
• Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim's "Some People," from Gypsy.
• Sondheim's "Hello Little Girl," "Any Moment," "No One Is Alone" (Into the Woods), "Sooner or Later" (from the film "Dick Tracy"), "Later" (A Little Night Music), "With So Little to Be Sure Of" (Anyone Can Whistle), "Children Will Listen" (Into the Woods), "Move On" (Sunday in the Park With George), "Johanna" (Sweeney Todd), "You Could Drive a Person Crazy" and "Being Alive" (Company) and "Not a Day Goes By" (Merrily We Roll Along).
Check local listings for broadcast times and dates around the country.
-- By Kenneth Jones