"WHEREVER LOVE TAKES ME"
Eric Michael Gillett, Director
Paul Greenwood, Musical Director & Arranger
Premiere at The Metropolitan Room, New York City, 2007 & at Feinstein's at Loews Regency, 2008
ANNA BERGMAN, "a songstress who has triumphed in everything from Broadway-flavored tunes to opera arias and the sultry innuendoes of the cabaret chanteuse" (The Washington Post), was raised abroad as the daughter of an American diplomat and offers her signature repertoire which ranges from pop to opera in multiple languages. In her acclaimed new show "Wherever Love Takes Me", directed by Eric Michael Gillett with musical arrangements by Paul Greenwood, Anna explores a woman's journey in love with songs from Broadway songwriters such as Cole Porter ("In the Still of the Night"), Stephen Sondheim ("Send in the Clowns"), and Adam Guettel ("Fable"). European favorites include songs by Michel Legrand ("I Will Wait For You"), Andrew Lloyd Webber ("I’d Be Surprisingly Good For You") and Kurt Weill ("That’s Him") and contemporary writers such as Francesca Blumenthal ("Museum"), Julie Gold ("Journey") and Christine Lavin ("Regretting What I Said..."). In her "elegant and utterly enjoyable" show (Broadwayworld.com), Anna explores the wondrous, seductive, witty, ironic, biting, heartbreaking and enlightening aspects of love, in song. "Blessed with a voice most girl-singers would kill for...Run, don’t walk to see and hear her!" (WQXR NY Times Radio)
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT
ANNA BERGMAN IN "WHEREVER LOVE TAKES ME"
"Anna Bergman has one of the most glorious voices in cabaret [and] a sparkling personality...It is the combination of her acting, singing and charm that makes Anna the total package...her star continues to rise."
—Linda Amiel Burns, TheatreScene.net
"Simultaneously elegant and utterly enjoyable..."Wherever Love Takes Me" is a lovely show that makes classic songs seem vibrant and new."
—Jena Tessa Fox, Broadwayworld.com
"Anna Bergman is a lady with a beautifully exciting voice. The American diva, the very captivating chanteuse, is currently performing her new show "Wherever Love Takes Me" in Manhattan...Also known as an actress, this is one golden-voiced lady and we are going to be following the career of Anna Bergman!"
—Joe Franklin, Bloomberg Radio
"I am dumbstruck! Anna is elegant, beautiful and dramatically talented."
—Danny Stiles, WNYC Radio
"Her consummate style and success is built on the strength of that amazing voice and the sweet sexiness of the songs she performs. Bergman's phenomenal singing range makes her quite the Diva."
—Marie Lynn Squillace, Broadwaystars.com
"What works so well for her, apart from her enviable vocal skills, is her overall effect...She is stunning in appearance, impressive as an actress interpreting a lyric and commanding in her gestures. She is also skillful with language...Ms. Bergman, you can take me anywhere you like."
—William Wolf, Wolf Entertainment Guide
"Anna kept her audience enthralled from beginning to end. Combining American popular and theatre songs, humorous contemporary songs and international songs, Anna kept her program moving neatly with emphasis on the music, it's lyrical qualities, and on the song lyrics themselves...all contributed to an example of what top-flight, classy cabaret can be."
—Peter Haas, Cabaret Scenes