BWW Review: Hannah Jane Peterson Casts A Light On The Future With LEADING LADIES at Birdland Theater
Timing is everything.
That’s what they say, isn’t it? It’s all in the timing? Well, Hannah Jane Peterson could not have timed her latest show in the Birdland Theater more perfectly. Her new act coinciding with the recent release of the children’s picture book A IS FOR AUDRA (which probably populates more childless homes, if one gives the matter some serious thought), Ms. Peterson found a valuable tool in the slim volume and an inspired idea for a musical cabaret. THE LEADING LADIES OF BROADWAY (in some advertising trimmed to just LEADING LADIES) is Hannah Jane Peterson’s living, breathing, three-dimensional representation of the book A Is For Audra, and it is one of the most exciting nights of cabaret a music lover or musical theater aficionado is going to find on the boards.
BWW Review: The 30th Anniversary of the Cabaret Convention JUDY! A GARLAND OF SONG at Jazz at the Lincoln Center, Rose Hall
“…Hannah Jane Peterson thrilled all with ‘The Joint is Really Jumpin’ Down at Carnegie Hall’ before bringing the entire hall to a hush singing ‘Friendly Star.’
Both performances that stunned the audience proving to all that she was the right person to receive the 2019 Julie Wilson Award presented to her by Ms. Blackhurst and Mr. Fricke.”
August 5, 2019 by Alix Cohen for Woman Around Town
At four years old, Hannah Jane Peterson, aka “the little bucket,” skibbled into her West Virginia kitchen singing, “I dug my key into the side/Of his pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive…” (Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats.”)…. Read the entire article….
Second prize winner, Hannah Jane Peterson, currently in a workshop of Sister Act, has already debuted her own evening at the Laurie Beechman. “It’s a Good Day” (Peggy Lee/ Dave Barbour) arrives infectiously happy. The performer follows with spot-on vocal and physical sass required to showcase “Hit Me with A Hot Note and Watch Me Bounce” (Duke Ellington) Peterson uses her entire stage, moves beautifully, and connects. A master class for others.
Hannah Jane Peterson performs at the Laurie Beechman Theater, New York, 3/9/2019.
February 8, 2019
Hannah Jane Peterson has been cast to play Sister Mary Lazarus in the upcoming Broadway Workshop production of Sister Act. The lavish, full scale musical theatre production will be presented on May 4 and 5, 2019, at the The Riverside Theatre, 91 Claremont Avenue, New York City. [Map]. Ticket information will be released soon.
Hannah Jane Peterson performs at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, NYC, on September 12, 2018
This is an auspicious first outing of a charming young woman with grit and plans.
Hannah Jane Peterson
Laurie Beechman Theatre, NYC, September 12, 2018
Reviewed by Alix Cohen for Cabaret Scenes
Bring on the next generation! I first came across Hannah Jane Peterson as the first runner-up of the Adela and Larry Elow American Songbook Scholarship Competition. The 17-year-old performer is a senior at New York’s Professional Performing Arts School and already has an agent. One can see why. In an article about that event, I wrote “her determination, impatience, and zeal make me think of Molly Brown (as in The Unsinkable Molly Brown).”
Raised by a single mother (Steffani) she calls her best friend, Peterson is an appealing combination of taste, talent, looks, graceful self-possession, and teenage innocence. Her debut show which naturally includes personal references, is cleverly framed by a survey in Seventeen Magazine….