Peters Concert Raises More Than Half a Million for Charities
10 Nov 2009
Bernadette Peters Photo by Kurt Sneddon
Tony, Grammy and Golden Globe Award winner
Bernadette Peters' one-night-only concert, Bernadette Peters: A Special Concert for Broadway Barks Because Broadway Cares, Nov. 9 at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre, raised more than $600,000 for charity.
The concert raised $615,000 for
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Broadway Barks.
The evening boasted direction by
Richard Jay-Alexander with musical direction by Marvin Laird, who led a 30-piece orchestra.
Special guests included original
Into the Woods cast members Joy Franz, Merle Louise, Kay McClelland and Lauren Mitchell as well as Mary Tyler Moore, who co-founded Broadway Barks with Peters.
Also part of the evening were several canine friends, all available for adoption from local shelters. For more information, visit www.BARCShelter.org and www.HumaneSocietyNY.org.
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