Peters will bring her acclaimed concert act to the Festival Theatre June 6-7, 2009. Richard Jay-Alexander will direct; musical director Marvin Laird will conduct the orchestra. The annual festival, which is run by new artistic director David Campbell, will be presented June 5-20. Bernadette Peters was last on Broadway in the Sam Mendes-directed revival of Gypsy, for which she received a 2003 Tony Award nomination for her performance as Rose. 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.
As previously announced, Peters will debut a plush dog based on her best-selling children's book "Broadway Barks" Nov. 8 at FAO Schwarz. The Kramer dog is based on the character in the "Broadway Barks" book (and Peters' own rescued dog of the same name). All of Peters' royalties from the dog will be donated to Broadway Barks, the organization co-founded a decade ago by Peters and Mary Tyler Moore. The FAO Schwarz event, which begins at 1 PM, will also feature a reading of "Broadway Barks" by actress-singer Peters. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow.
For more information about the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, visit www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au.