JWQ Showcase 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

USA: Betty Buckley- Story Songs (2017)

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend BETTY BUCKLEY co-starring in the recent smash hit M. Night
Shayamalan film Split opposite James McAvoy will come to the New York area this season for four
appearances, including for two concerts in March to preview her new album Story Songs from Palmetto
Records, to be released on Friday, April 7. Buckley also will be teaching a five-day performance
workshop mid-March in New York.

For her Story Songs concerts, Buckley will be joined by renowned multi-Grammy nominated jazz pianist Christian Jacob, her longtime Musical Director and arranger. A celebrated interpreter with an eclectic
taste for music from all genres, Buckley will share a collection of songs that range from Radiohead to theater greats Stephen Schwartz and Jason Robert Brown. The evening will also include work by the next generation of exciting young theater composers, such as Joe Iconis.
Split, which has been the #1 Movie in America for the six weeks since its January premiere, co-stars
Buckley as McAvoy s psychologist, Dr. Fletcher. She was hailed as wonderful by The New York
Times, stellar by Rolling Stone, mesmerizing by The Los Angeles Times, and excellent by London
Express, in addition to other raves.

The two-disc live album Story Songs is based on the show of the same name that she debuted at Joe s Pub at The Public Theater this past September. The New York Times praised Story Songs as her stunning new show, arguably the strongest of her career. Ms. Buckley gave everything she
sang the shape and depth of a personal confession. When she took the program to the Bay Area later in the fall, she was called a vocal wonder by the San Francisco Chronicle.
BETTY BUCKLEY, in an award-winning career that has encompassed TV, film, stage and concert work around the globe, is probably best known as one of theater s most respected and legendary leading ladies. She won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber s Cats. Buckley 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 critically-acclaimed interpretation of Norma Desmond in the London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber s Sunset Boulevard, which she repeated to more rave reviews on Broadway. She is a 2012 Theatre Hall of Fame inductee.