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Sold-out audience awaits Bernadette Peters

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

EDITOR’S NOTE: While this performance is sold out, additional tickets may be released during the week of the performance; for ticket availability, please contact the box office at 814-824-3000 beginning Monday, Sept. 25. In addition, tickets may be released on the evening of the performance, Thursday, Sept. 28. Seats will be sold to patrons waiting in the cancellation line on a first-come, first-served basis. The box office will open at 6:30 p.m., but patrons may start lining up earlier in the day.  

Broadway legend Bernadette Peters’ internationally celebrated artistry will be on display before a sold-out audience during a special concert event Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center at Mercyhurst University. This performance, presented by the Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture, marks the first event in the 2017-18 MIAC Live season.

Throughout her illustrious career, Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert and on recordings. As one of Broadway’s most critically acclaimed performers during a career spanning more than five decades, Peters has earned countless honors, including three Tony Awards, a Golden Globe, two Grammy Awards, three Emmy nominations and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Peters has earned special critical acclaim for her gripping performances in works by Stephen Sondheim, including Into the Woods, Gypsy, Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music and Follies. Other renowned performances include Tony Award-winning turns in Song and Dance and Annie Get Your Gun. Beginning in January 2018, Peters will return to Broadway for the first time in seven years when she succeeds Bette Midler in the title role of Hello, Dolly!

In addition to her work on the stage, Peters boasts an impressive television resume, which includes roles in the current Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle; the new CBS series The Good Fight, a spin-off of the network’s popular series The Good Wife; Grey’s Anatomy; and Ugly Betty. She has lit up the silver screen in 17 feature-length films, including Pennies from Heaven, for which she earned a Golden Globe Award; The Jerk; Annie; and Woody Allen’s Alice. As a recording artist, Peters has created six solo albums, including her Grammy-nominated tribute compilation Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers & Hammerstein.

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The 2017-18 MIAC Live season is made possible through the generosity of Dr. & Mrs. Robert Guelcher, Cumulus Media and the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority. This performance is sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and WJET24/FOX66/ In recognition of Peters’ longtime advocacy for animal rights, MIAC has also partnered with the Humane Society of NWPA for this performance.