Peters, who was felled with a cold and was out of the show April 21-23 due to doctor’s orders, will resume playing the role of Rose in the Sam Mendes-directed musical. A spokesperson for the production confirmed the news. Peters’ standby, Maureen Moore, had played the role of the infamous stage mother in her absence. The revival of the Arthur Laurents-Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim musical will have its official opening May 1. Preview performances began March 31.
Bernadette Peters won Tony Awards for her performances in Song & Dance and 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.
Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, Gypsy plays Monday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM with matinees on Wednesday and Saturdays at 2 PM. Tickets, priced between $60 and $100, are available at the Shubert Theatre box office (225 West 44th Street) or through Telecharge at (212) 239-6200.