Look What Happened To Mabel: The Essential Bernadette Peters On Disc
02 Nov 2013
Photo by Andrew Eccles
Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a list of his top albums featuring Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters.
For as long as I can remember, I have loved Bernadette Peters. And who hasn't? Her luscious voice and compelling vulnerability, combined with old-school show business know-how, have made her a top Broadway star through decades of changing tastes, while her seemingly ageless beauty and undeniable sex appeal have helped establish her as a well-regarded entertainer in the mainstream of pop culture. Other than a minor hit on the pop charts with "Gee Whiz" in 1980, Peters' impact as a recording artist has been mostly limited to musical theatre fans, but within that realm, her presence has been impressive.
Click through to read my top Bernadette Peters albums.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.