Gypsy's Peters to Release Second Carnegie Hall CD

News   Gypsy's Peters to Release Second Carnegie Hall CD
In 1997 Angel Records released "Sondheim, Etc. — Bernadette Peters Live at Carnegie Hall." That Grammy-nominated recording featured about half the material from Peters' sold-out, critically acclaimed solo Carnegie Hall concert debut.

Now comes word that the two-time Tony Award-winning actress/singer will release a second Carnegie CD featuring the previously unreleased material. Peters told Playbill On-Line, "We're going to release a companion piece to the Carnegie Hall album. There's enough material there, and I'm thrilled about that . . . It will be out soon, probably in August." Among the songs not heard on the original CD are Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Unexpected Song," a medley of "We're in the Money" and "Pennies from Heaven," the 1919 classic "If You Were the Only Boy (in the World)," Peter Allen's "I Never Thought I'd Break," Lesley Gore and Jack Weston's "Other Lady," a pairing of "The Hills of Shiloh" and "Faithless Love" as well as several Stephen Sondheim tunes — "They Asked Me Why I Believe in You," "Later," "With So Little To Be Sure Of" and "Children Will Listen." Peters' encore, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," was also not found on the first Carnegie disc. The Carnegie Hall concert featured direction by Richard Jay-Alexander and musical direction by Marvin Laird.

Bernadette Peters received a 2003 Tony Award nomination for her performance as Momma Rose in the Sam Mendes-directed revival of Gypsy. She won her two Tonys 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. She and Mary Tyler Moore will co-host Broadway Barks 6 July 10 in Shubert Alley.

"Diva Talk" will feature a complete interview with the actress July 9.

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