Following the reading, Peters will sing "Broadway Barks," an original song from her first children’s book of the same name.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book benefits Broadway Barks, the charity co-created by Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, and goes towards saving the lives of animals in shelters and raising awareness about adoption.
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10 AM-4:30 PM. The Bronx Zoo is located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6. To plan a trip, visit www.bronxzoo.com or call (718) 367-1010.
Prior to A Little Night Music, 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, and she also recently celebrated the launch of her second children's book, "Stella Is a Star," for Blue Apple Books.