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Bernadette Peters Giving Broadway Concert
By Leora Kanner, Broadway Magazine
A true Broadway legend, Bernadette Peters has long been loved in her roles on stage and screen. On November 9th, 2009, she will return to the stage not only to perform but also to promote a pair of worthy causes. The actress will star in "Bernadette Peters: A Special Concert for Broadway Barks Because Broadway Cares" at the Minskoff Theatre. The revue will be produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The brilliant Bernadette Peters has had a celebrated career on Broadway as well as on television and film. She has won two Tony Awards (and a slew of nominations) , a Golden Globe, two Grammys, and has three Emmy nominations. She has recorded 6 albums not including many Original Cast Recordings. Oh, and did we mention her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
The show will feature a material from across Ms. Peters' career as well as some of her personal Broadway favorites. All proceeds will go towards Broadway Barks and BC/EFA. Ms. Peters' has long supported both organizations and feels passionately about them, so she says this is an opportunity for her to support both doing something she loves, singing!
"I have always been devoted to helpless shelter animals, especially those mixed breed pups that need a forever home. And, as a member of the Broadway community, I have seen friends and colleagues face some of life's roughest challenges. On November 9, all of this will come together at the Minskoff Theatre with a special concert for both of these organizations that I care so deeply about," says Ms. Peters in a news release about the event.
"It will be a beautiful evening: you, me, and a 30 piece orchestra – all sharing to benefit some of our best two-legged and four-legged friends – beauties all of them," says Bernadette Peters.
Check out video from our coverage of Broadway Barks with Bernadette Peters right here on Broadway.tv.