According to a statement from the production, Peters will be taking a personal day "to be with her husband who is having neck surgery out-of-town." Peters is married to investment advisor Michael Wittenberg.
At the July 21 performance, Peters' role will be played by her standby, Maureen Moore. Any ticket buyers who would like to exchange their tickets for this performance should do so at the point of purchase.
Bernadette Peters received a 2003 Tony Award nomination for her performance in Gypsy. She won her 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. Last year, Peters was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame where she sang selections from her newest CD, the Grammy-nominated "Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers & Hammerstein."
Maureen Moore has appeared on Broadway in Cabaret, Sunset Boulevard, Falsettos, Les Misérables, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Amadeus, Big River, I Love My Wife, Moonie Shapiro Songbook and as June in the 1974 production of Gypsy. She also was Peters’ standby in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song & Dance.
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.