An initial list of Peters concert dates for 2008 includes stops in Dallas, TX; Stony Brook, NY; Palm Desert, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Providence, RI; Tyler, TX; Grand Rapids, MI; Indianapolis, IN; and Spokane, WA. Additional tour stops are expected.
The concerts include Peters' renditions of two Gypsy tunes, "Let Me Entertain You" and "Rose's Turn," as well as songs by Stephen Sondheim ("Children Will Listen" and "Not a Day Goes By"), Rodgers and Hammerstein ("Some Enchanted Evening") and Jerry Herman ("Time Heals Everything"). Concertgoers can also expect tunes by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Irving Berlin as well as the Peggy Lee classic "Fever."
(Peters will reunite with Gypsy co-star John Dossett for a Sept. 24 benefit reading of Love Letters.)
Tour dates currently announced follow:
Jan. 11 and 12, 2008 at the Myerson Symphony Center in Dallas, TX
Feb. 2 at the Staller Center for the Arts in Stony Brook, NY
Feb. 8 and 9 at the McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts in Palm Desert, CA
Feb. 17 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA
March 8 at the Carnival Center/Knight Concert Hall in Miami, FL
March 15 at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI
April 12 at the Cowan Performing Arts Center in Tyler, TX
April 15 at the DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, MI
April 26 at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in Indianapolis, IN
July 26 at the Northern Quest Casino in Spokane, WA
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 visit www.bernadettepeters.com.