Bernadette Peters: A Special Concert, streamed online for the first time ever Friday, July 10, 2020, raised a spectacular $252,575 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The stream took fans into her 2009 one-night-only performance featuring numbers from Carousel, Company, Follies, Gypsy, Into the Woods, The King and I, Merrily We Roll Along, The Most Happy Fella, Shenandoah, South Pacific,Sunday in the Park with George and Sweeney Todd, plus songs from the films Pinocchio and Reds. The performance included an appearance from Mary Tyler Moore, who co-founded the annual pet adoption event Broadway Barks with Peters, and furry friends looking to find their forever homes.
Before and after the concert and during intermission Peters was joined by actor and friend Michael Urie in all-new conversations about the concert and Peters’ illustrious career.
“I wanted to do something for my fellow performers, and realized this concert would be the perfect opportunity,” Peters told Urie during the show. “It was such a joyful night and it’s great to have something like this out there in the world right now."
The stream is available through 8 pm Eastern on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at https://broadwaycares.org/bernadette.