After rave reviews for three Fort Worth concerts last month, Tony Award winner and Broadway legend, Betty Buckley, is bringing her new show "Ah Men! The Boys of Broadway" back to Fort Worth in May for two encore performances. The shows will be May 15 and 16 at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Buckley performs men's songs from Broadway shows that she has always wanted to sing, including numbers from Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Pippin, Mame and La Cage aux Folles. She will be joined by Christian Jacob on piano. Tickets available now at www.ticketstothecity.com/bettybuckley or by calling 866-499-2787. Show times are 7:30 p.m. both nights, and following each concert there will be a Q&A with Ms. Buckley.
In August of this year, the recording of "Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway" will be released by Palmetto Records. She debuted the stage show last Fall in New York to rave reviews. Ms. Buckley says the two new Fort Worth dates are an encore performance for her many area fans, friends and family.
Betty Buckley won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats. She received her second Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a musical for her performance as Hesione in Triumph of Love, and an Olivier Award nomination for her interpretation of Norma Desmond in the London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, which she repeated to more rave reviews on Broadway. Her other Broadway credits include 1776, Pippin, Song and Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Carrie. Off-Broadway credits include White's Lies, Lincoln Center's Elegies, the original NYSF production of Edwin Drood, The Eros Trilogy and Juno Swans. Regional credits include Gypsy, Threepenny Opera, Camino Real and Buffalo Gal. She starred in the London production of Promises, Promises.
Ms. Buckley has recorded sixteen of her own CDs. In addition to the upcoming release of "Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway," on Palmetto Records, she will also be releasing another CD "Ghostlight," which was produced by fellow Fort Worth native and legendary producer T Bone Burnett, also on Palmetto in 2013. In 2009, Bootleg: Board Mixes from the Road was released and her album, Quintessence, was the perfect bookend to Betty Buckley 1967 which were released by Playbill Records/Sony BMG. She received her first Grammy Award nomination for Stars And The Moon: Betty Buckley Live At The Donmar, and her second Grammy Award nomination for the audio book The Diaries of Adam and Eve.
In 2011, she guest starred on Pretty Little Liars and appeared in the HBO mini-series The Pacific produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks in 2010. She has also starred for three seasons in the HBO series Oz and as Abby Bradford in the hit series Eight Is Enough. She has appeared as a guest star in numerous television series, miniseries and films for television including Evergreen, Roses For The Rich, the CBS series Without A Trace and Law & Order: SVU for NBC. She co-starred in M. Night Shyamalan's film The Happening released in 2008. Other films include her debut in
Brian de Palma's screen version of Stephen King's Carrie, Bruce Beresford's Tender Mercies, Roman Polanski's Frantic, Woody Allen's Another Woman and Lawrence Kasden's Wyatt Earp.