In case you misplaced rely, these had been 15 pushups Bernadette Peters pumped out the opposite week on “The View.” And she or he did them in heels! Train is only one method the 70-year-old trouper prepares for “Hiya, Dolly!” It appears Peters’ predecessor, Bette Midler, gave her “a bunch of analysis” for the position: “Bette mentioned, ‘I’ve extra, however I didn’t wish to scare you!’” Peters, who shares her Higher West Aspect digs with rescue canines Charlie and Rosalie — who’ve impressed youngsters’s books she’s written — tells BARBARA HOFFMAN the place you’ll discover her on her non-working weekends.
My fitness center is downstairs. I run on the treadmill, go on the elliptical — after which I wish to take the canines out. In the summertime, Rosalie needs to go to Sephora, the place they’ve water and she will be able to lie down on the cool flooring. Then she needs to go to Barneys as a result of she needs to say hey to the guard there and lie down on their flooring!
On weekends, Salumeria Rosi at Amsterdam and 73rd has this fabulous eggs and tomato sauce. My grandmother used to make that, and I used to be so pleased to find [it] on this restaurant! There’s an outside part, and within the heat climate we like to sit down there beneath the awning.
I like to go down within the Village and store at City Zen, on Greenwich Road. It’s Donna Karan’s retailer. I’ve worn her garments for years, and he or she helps folks in Haiti so loads of the proceeds go there and [to] different charities. I [found] pull-on pants and leggings there, and nice sweaters and this excellent hat. I don’t put on fur, however for the “Hiya, Dolly!” opening Donna gave me this fabulous wrap: items of black chiffon made to appear to be feathers.
Jeffrey’s on 14th Road has a bit of little bit of all the pieces: garments, jewellery, Chanel baggage. Jeffrey — I don’t know his final title — was a purchaser for footwear for Nordstrom. He’s like a pioneer. It was a really desolate space and he was the primary particular person to open a retailer there.
My pal Joel Gray took me to Bar Pitti fairly some time in the past. The waiters are fantastic and so they have nice meals. There’s a dandelion salad — dandelions are weeds, however should you like bitter [things], it’s fabulous.
When my niece involves city — she’s eight — she likes to go to Alice’s Tea Cup. [The Upper West Side restaurant] really carries my books there, and there’s a superb rooster salad with apples in it. Additionally they have fairy wings to attempt on and purchase. This yr, my Rosalie was a fairy for Halloween.
I’m on the Shubert Theatre now, beneath a giant pink signal that claims “Hiya, Dolly!” It’s proper subsequent to the alley, the place Broadway Barks might be on July 14!