Bernadette Peters is a glorious anachronism, a tiny New Yorker with a big voice, coppery pre-Raphaelite curls, and the sort of ripe physicality that made it logical she should ignore PC and have legendary pinup artist Vargas capture her for an album cover portrait. While most of her musical peers were getting funky, getting in touch with themselves, or getting high, Peters was honing her skills as a musical actress, setting her compass by Broadway with occasional detours to Hollywood. Now Peters is acknowledged as one of the Great White Way's natural wonders, a bona fide Tony-winning musical comedy star performing here in her first full-length video concert.
Taped in London's Royal Festival Hall, this 1998 performance expands on the same song list as the 1997 Carnegie Hall debut captured in her CD Sondheim, Etc.: Bernadette Peters Live at Carnegie Hall. Like that show, the London appearance leans on Stephen Sondheim's remarkable canon, including both the shows Peters herself starred in (Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park with George) and those she wished she did. Indeed, her stage patter toys with the facts and fiction in her career, a refreshing wink at her own putative diva-hood. While she's clearly a thinking fan's diva, she also radiates a rare sweetness and a lush sensuality. --Sam Sutherland --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Bernadette Peters stars in this 90-minute live concert from London's Royal Festival Hall. Marvin Laird conducts the Orchestra of London.
We're in the Money/Pennies from Heaven
No One Is Alone
Sooner or Later
Time Heals Everything
Raining in My Heart
Hello, Little Girl/Any Moment
You Could Drive a Person Crazy
Not a Day Goes By
With So Little to Be Sure Of
Children Will Listen
I'll Be Seeing You
My Romance/Just the Way You Look Tonight
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Everyone knows that Bernadette Peters is one of the most amazing broadway performers, and Sondheim is the king of musical theatre composition. Read morePublished on Dec 23 2004 by Thomas A
Bernadette Peters has so great beauty that she looks like cold Greek scalpture or evil enchantress, rather I feel. Read morePublished on May 7 2002 by Kentaro Harada
Just for the record, Bernadette Peters was born on February 28, 1948, so she has many years to go before she reaches age 61. Read morePublished on Aug. 23 2001 by R. W. Holliston
I already owned Into The Woods and was in awe of Ms. Peters' performance in it, so I purchased this. Read morePublished on Dec 31 2000 by Andrew Fox
Bernadette really shows what makes her so wonderful in this concert. She is the kind of performer who will take her audience on the full emotional journey of every song she sings. Read morePublished on Dec 5 2000 by a HUGE Bernadette fan
After 50 some-odd years she's still going strong and better than ever as this movie proves. It's one that a person can NEVER get tired of! Read morePublished on Oct. 3 2000 by "jbhapgood2"
I have been a fan of Ms. Peters for over 15 years since I first heard the soundtrack to "Mack and Mabel". Read morePublished on April 13 2000 by firstname.lastname@example.org
I watched this video and thought...Oh my God, this lady looks like she is still 21 years old. She is more like 61 and beautiful, still has her choppers and a great Bod...... Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2000 by David Carlin