Showing posts with label BERNADETTE PETERS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BERNADETTE PETERS. Show all posts

Monday, April 23, 2018


Bernadette Peters

Stars from some of the most popular shows on Broadway, including Angels in America, The Band’s Visit, Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, Hello, Dolly!, The Lion King, Mean Girls, Once on This Island and SpongeBob SquarePants, will make special appearances at the 32nd annual Easter Bonnet Competition on Monday, April 23, at 4:30 pm and Tuesday, April 24, at 2 pm.

The Easter Bonnet Competition (#broadwaybonnets) will feature appearances by John Cariani and Ari’el Stachel (The Band’s Visit); Lilli Cooper, Gavin Lee and Ethan Slater (SpongeBob SquarePants); Bongi Duma and Tshidi Manye (The Lion King); Adam Heller, Evan Pappas and Cheryl Stern (A Letter to Harvey Milk); Erika Henningsen and Taylor Louderman (Mean Girls); Patti Murin (Frozen), Lea Salonga (Once on This Island) and Taylor Trensch (Dear Evan Hansen).

Victor Garber

The winners of top fundraiser, best presentation and best bonnet design, as well as the much-anticipated fundraising total, will be announced Tuesday by Victor Garber and Bernadette Peters (Hello, Dolly!) and Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane (Angels in America).

The two performances, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, celebrate the culmination of six weeks of fundraising by Broadway, Off-Broadway and nationally touring productions. Cast, crews and volunteers have been standing with Broadway Cares’ signature #redbuckets in hand at theatre exits accepting donations. The donations become grants that provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals, counseling and emergency financial assistance in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.

This year’s show at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre, home to Disney’s The Lion King, will feature more than 200 Broadway and Off-Broadway singers and dancers.

Shows scheduled to present songs, skits or dances and stunning handcrafted bonnets include Avenue Q, The Band’s Visit, A Bronx Tale The Musical, Chicago, Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Escape to Margaritaville, Hamilton, Howard Crabtree’s When Pigs Fly, Kinky Boots, A Letter to Harvey Milk, The Lion King, School of Rock - The Musical, SpongeBob SquarePants, Waitress and Wicked. Caleb Teicher & Company is also is set to perform, representing Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Hailey Kilgore (Once on This Island) will perform David Friedman’s “Help Is on the Way,” the longtime Easter Bonnet Competition closing anthem.

A panel of distinguished judges will determine best presentation honors at Tuesday's performance. This year's judges are Zach Adkins and Christy Altomare from Anastasia; Major Attaway from Aladdin; Alison Luff and Paul Alexander Nolan from Escape to Margaritaville; Ashley Park and Kate Rockwell from Mean Girls; and Charlie Stemp from Hello, Dolly!. Also joining the panel are Nicole LaFountaine and Gracie Miller, who won their judging spots by bidding on exclusive VIP packages at the 31st Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction in September.

Performing shows and special guests are subject to change.

The opening number will be written and directed by Billy Hipkins and co-directed and choreographed by James Kinney. The incredible fundraising effort of national tours across the country will be represented in a number directed and choreographed by Richard J. Hinds. Broadway Cares’ affiliate organizations Broadway Green Alliance, Broadway Serves and R.EvoluciĆ³n Latina will be honored in a number directed and choreographed by Luis Salgado.

A limited number of tickets, starting at $30, are available. They can be purchased at

Sunday, January 29, 2017


Mary Tyler Moore On 20 / 20

Famed Broadway star Bernadette Peters spoke fondly of her friend and “comedy genius” Mary Tyler Moore, who died this week at age 80.

“Mary will go down in the annals of comedy history as a genius comedy actor,” Peters told ABC News’ “20/20.” “She was an original... She came from a true place inside herself, which we all can relate to. She made us look at it in a different way, in a funny way.”

Moore, an Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actress, was best known for her roles in the TV sitcoms, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show."

Moore earned six Emmy Awards, four of them for "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." She won her first Emmy for her breakthrough role as Laura Petrie in "The Dick Van Dyke Show, and in 1993 she won her sixth for the television movie, "Stolen Babies."

Her portrayal of career woman Mary Richards in her namesake 1970s show arrived alongside the women's movement, making her a role model for generations of women, even though Moore didn't consider herself a feminist.

“She was actually one of the first to actually portray a modern woman on television, and she was one of the greats,” Peters said. “’The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ was a woman out in the world by herself making her way, being independent, being smart. So therefore, women everywhere looked up to her.”

Although she was best known for her television work, Moore also took on memorable film roles, including the 1990 movie, “The Last Best Year.” Peters, who starred alongside Moore in the film, recalled a moment when they were working on set together and had a funny exchange in the ladies room during a quick break from filming.

“I remember - we were washing our hands. All of a sudden she looked in the mirror and said, ‘You know the one great thing about growing older is you don’t have to shave your legs as much,’” Peters said, laughing. “And I just thought, ‘Oh Mary, you are really funny.’”

In addition to her work in film and television, Moore was known for her charity work with JDRF, formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which helps raise funds and awareness for Type 1 diabetes. Moore was diagnosed with the disease at age 33 and served as the foundation's international chairman.

Moore was also a longtime animal rights activist. In 1999, she and Peters co-founded Broadway Barks, a star-studded “adopt-a-thon” aimed at helping find permanent homes for cats and dogs in the New York city area. The event takes place every July.

“Her heart was bigger than anyone I’ve ever met, really,” Peters said. “She would like to be remembered as a humanitarian … she will be remembered as the comic genius that she was. She will be remembered as a huge, huge star in many areas on television and movies and stage. She’ll be remembered as a great beauty.”

ABC News' Luchina Fisher contributed to this report

Sunday, November 08, 2015


Marvin Laird With Bernadette Peters And Joel Paley

Longtime partners and the creators of the hit musical RUTHLESS!, Marvin Laird and Joel Paley, were married in a private ceremony on November 1st. It was truly a family affair with two of the producers, Maxine Paul and Evan Sacks, standing up for the resplendent grooms as maid of honor and best man respectively. The initial announcement of the nuptials occurred at the July 13th opening night of RUTHLESS! when Paley proposed to Laird while making a celebratory toast at the post-performance party. Sunday’s wedding was held at the beautiful home of the show’s third producer, Ken Schur, and his lovely and charming wife Janet. Attendees included Bernadette Peters, Lynn Cohen and members of the RUTHLESS! company.

With book & lyrics by Joel Paley and music by Marvin Laird, RUTHLESS! first appeared Off-Broadway 23 years ago at the Players Theatre, winning both the Drama Desk Award for Best Lyrics and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Most notably, the production featured a few young girls in the role of Tina including Britney Spears, Natalie Portman and Laura Bell Bundy. The show continues to be a favorite among regional theaters and productions are continually being staged around the globe. Paley once again serves as director of the new production, with Laird on board as music supervisor as well.

When THE BAD SEED meets GYPSY, it’s fun for the whole dysfunctional family! Tina Denmark is a pretty, charming and diabolical eight-year-old who "was born to entertain." With the encouragement of slick and overbearing potential agent Sylvia St. Croix, Tina will do anything to play the lead in her school play. The question is, where does such remarkable talent and unstoppable ambition come from? The answer is shocking in this award-winning Stage Mother of all musicals.

Featured in the cast of RUTHLESS! are Kim Maresca (Westport’s TWELFTH NIGHT), Paul Pecorino (DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW), Rita McKenzie (ETHEL MERMAN’S BROADWAY, RUTHLESS! L.A.), Andrea McCullough (URINETOWN, GREASE), Jennifer Diamond (INTO THE WOODS, JEKYLL & HYDE), and introducing Tori Murray (Paper Mill’s NEW VOICES OF 2014: OH, WHAT A NIGHT!)

Author/lyricist/director Joel Paley was an original member of the notorious Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, dancing as Bertha Vinayshinski. This gig led him to Laird who was musical directing a Shirley MacLaine TV special featuring the "Trocks," prior to their sold-out Broadway engagement at the Palace Theatre.

Composer Marvin Laird has written dance and vocal arrangements for over two dozen Broadway and West End shows, including the award-winning production of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN and the 2003 Broadway revival of GYPSY, both starring Bernadette Peters. He has been Ms. Peters’ personal music director for more than 40 years.

The playing schedule for RUTHLESS! is Mondays and Fridays at 8 PM and Saturdays at 2 PM at St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) Tickets are available through or by calling 212-239-6200.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013


Rachel Heller

Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy

Bernadette Peters

The stars came out for The Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner at the Plaza Hotel in New York City last night.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013



Phyllis Newman And Hunter Ryan Herdlicka

Judy Katz With Hunter Ryan Herdlicka

Elaine Stritch And  Bernadette Peters

Jason Berrent With Hunter Ryan Herdicka And Richard Ridge

Julie Wilson With Hunter Ryan Herdlicka

The stars of Broadway attended a reception celebrating Hunter Ryan Herdlicka's 54 Below debut with 'You Make Me Feel So Young' in New York City.

Monday, March 18, 2013



Anderson Cooper

Patrick McDonald

Milla Jovovich

Mallory Hagan

LuAnn de Lesseps

Lilia Luciano

Laverne Cox

Kimberly Guiffoyle

June 'Mama' Shannon

Josh Elliot With Lara Spencer And Sam Champion


Jenni  Farley

Jake Spears

Elvis Duran

DJ Kiss

Nigel Barker And Cristen Barker

Carole Radziwill

Bernadette Peters

Avan Jogia

Just about everyone came out for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City over the weekend.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012



Bernadette Peters

Two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters, most recently seen in the acclaimed revival of A Little Night Music, will perform live at Bergen Performing Arts Center on Thursday October 11, 2012 at 8PM. 

The celebrated singing actress will perform all of her Broadway hits and more at bergenPAC located in Englewood, New Jersey. Concertgoers can expect an eclectic array of tunes from Peters' award-winning theatre and recording career as well as a preview of her Follies songs.

Prior to 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.


30 North Van Brunt Street

Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 227-1030

Monday, July 16, 2012



Mary Tyler Moore And Bernadette Peters

Anjelica Huston

Da Vine Joy Randolph

Adam Chanler-Berat

The stars were snapped at Broadway Barks 14 at the Booth Theatre in New York City. Marking its 14th anniversary, Broadway Barks!, founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore helps many of New York City s shelter animals find permanent homes and also inform New Yorkers about the plight of the thousands of homeless dogs and cats in the metropolitan area.

Friday, May 25, 2012


Bernadette Peters

James Earl Jones
The Drama Desk Awards are thrilled to announce the lineup of presenters for this year’s awards ceremony, hosted by Brooke Shields and Drama Desk winner Brian d'Arcy James. The presenters represent many different aspects of the New York theater community including Broadway royalty: Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones, Bernadette Peters; award winning dramatists: Doug Wright and Rick Elice; legendary composers: Maury Yeston, William Finn; heralded directors: Roger Rees, Alex Timbers; celebrated designers: Peggy Eisenhauer; revered orchestrators: Jonathan Tunick; valued members of the New York theater scene: Oskar Eustis, Jenny Gersten; and, of course, popular performers: Martha Plimpton, John Larroquette, Julie Halston. The 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 8PM at The Town Hall.

The Drama Desk nominees were announced at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency on April 27 and celebrated at an exclusive Nominees’ Reception on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Oceana Restaurant in Manhattan. The 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, June 3, 2012, at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43th Street) in Manhattan. This year’s award show is being written by cast album producer, playwright, and two-time Drama Desk Award winner Bill Rosenfield and directed by multi-award winning director Mark Waldrop (Divine Miss Millennium Tour, When Pigs Fly, Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends). Executive Producer Gretchen Shugart, CEO of TheaterMania, will present the awards ceremony with Robert R. Blume and David S. Stone in association with Renee McCurry. TheaterMania has engaged Joey Parnes Productions to produce and manage the event.

Thursday, April 12, 2012



Joel Grey On His 80th Birthday

Bernadette Peters And Joel Grey

Bernadette Peters surprised Joel Grey on his 80th birthday with a cake backstage at "Anything Goes" at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City last night.

Photos By: Walter McBride / WM Photography / Retna Ltd.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010



Elaine Stritch

Bernadette Peters

Elaine Stritch And Bernadette Peters

Tony, Grammy & Golden Globe Award winner Bernadette Peters along with Tony & Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch return to Broadway in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's winning masterpiece A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, directed by Trevor Nunn at the Walter Kerr Theatre, in New York City.

Photos By: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Monday, July 13, 2009



Mary Tyler Moore With Bernadette Peters

Christopher Sieber

Bryce Ryness

David Hyde Pierce

Karen Olivo

Michael Urie And Becki Newton

Judy McLane

Audra McDonald With Daughter Zoe Madeline Donovan

Constantine Maroulis

Angela Lansbury

Marc Kudisch

Andy Karl

Carol Kane

Allison Janney With Elizabeth Ashley

Dee Hoty

Haydn Gwynne

John Glover

Hope Davis

Bernadette Peters

Marcia Gay Harden

Marcia Gay Harden along with Mary Tyler Moore and many other stars attended A Star-Studded Dog and Cat Adopt-A-Thon, BROADWAY BARKS 11, sponsored by ASPCA and Pedigree in Shubert Alley, New York City.
Photos By: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.