By Andrew Gans
11 Oct 2012
|Photo by Andrew Eccles|
Peters recently told Playbill.com that the process of choosing songs for her repertoire is often a subliminal one. "You know, it's an interesting thing," Peters said. "What happens sometimes is that — and I even talk about this on stage — if I haven't sung the song in a show or it's not from a show I was in, a song will come into my head and get stuck there and run around in there yelling, 'Sing me! Sing me!' And, sometimes it takes me years to listen until I finally do, and that's the case with 'Shenandoah.'"
The newest additions to her concert evening are her two showstoppers from her recent performance in the critically acclaimed production of Sondheim's Follies: Peters' hauntingly moving "In Buddy's Eyes" and her heartbreaking version of the torchy "Losing My Mind." "I love revisiting those songs," Peters said. "His songs are so wonderful. To have more Steve Sondheim to sing just thrills me."
Prior to Follies, Bernadette Peters was last on Broadway in the revival of A Little Night Music. She received a 2003 Tony Award nomination for her performance as Rose in the Sam Mendes-directed revival of Gypsy. Peters 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.