Bernadette Peters to Play Aurora's Paramount Theatre August 17

Bernadette Peters to Play Aurora's Paramount Theatre August 17

Throughout her amazing career, multi-talented megastar Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics on stage, film and TV, in concert and on recordings. Best known for her work on stage, the vivacious songstress most recently wowed audiences in the title role in the smash hit Broadway musical Hello, Dolly!

On Saturday, August 17 at 8 p.m., Chicago-area residents will have just one chance to see Bernadette Peters live in concert at the beautiful Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. Tickets are $49-$99.

For tickets and information, visit ParamountAurora.com, call (630) 896-6666, or stop by the Paramount Theatre box office, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Bernadette Peters is one of Broadway's most critically acclaimed performers. She has garnered numerous accolades including three Tony Awards, a Golden Globe, three Emmy and four Grammy Award nominations and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In addition to her star turn last year on Broadway as Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly!, her other recent theater credits include City Center's Encores! Production, A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair featuring the music of Stephen Sondheim and orchestrations by Wynton Marsalis and on Broadway, and Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music and Follies.

Peters received both the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for her performance in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Song and Dance. She also won a Tony Award for her performance in Annie Get Your Gun. She received Tony nominations for her outstanding performances in Sam Mendes' critically acclaimed revival of Gypsy, in Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl, Stephen Sondheim's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George, the Jerry Herman/Gower Champion ode to the movies, Mack and Mabel, and the Leonard Bernstein/Comden and Green musical On The Town. In addition, she earned a Drama Desk nomination for her unforgettable portrayal of the Witch in Sondheim's Into the Woods.

Peters also boasts an impressive list of television credits, including Amazon Prime's highly popular Mozart in the Jungle, which won the 2016 Golden Globe for Best TV Series - Comedy or Musical. She also appears in the CBS All-Access series, The Good Fight, a spin-off of the network's popular series, The Good Wife. Other TV credits include NBC-TV's Smash, ABC-TV's Grey's Anatomy and Ugly Betty, to name a few.

In addition to starring in the Lifetime TV movie Living Proof, Peters has lit up the silver screen in 17 films throughout her distinguished career. She received a Golden Globe Award for her memorable performance in Pennies From Heaven. Other film credits include The Jerk, The Longest Yard, Silent Movie, Annie, Pink Cadillac, Slaves of New York, Woody Allen's Alice, Impromptu, It Runs in the Family and Coming Up Roses.

Peters has recorded six solo albums, including the Grammy-nominated I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, Sondheim, Etc.: Bernadette Peters Live at Carnegie Halland Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers & Hammerstein, in addition to numerous original Broadway cast recordings.

Peters devotes her time and talents to numerous events that benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Her "pet project" Broadway Barks, co-founded with Mary Tyler Moore, is an annual, star-studded dog and cat adoption event that benefits shelter animals in the New York City area. She is a New York Times best-selling author who has penned three children's books: Broadway Barks, Stella is a Star, and Stella and Charlie: Friends Forever. All proceeds from the sale of these books benefit Broadway Barks. She lives in New York with her rescue dogs, Charlie and Rosalia. For more, visit bernadettepeters.com.



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