Center for the Arts Welcomes Broadway Legend Betty Buckley

Posted: September 22, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Betty Buckley
Betty Buckley

Betty Buckley – called “The Voice of Broadway!” by New York Magazine – won her first Tony as Broadway’s 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 Hisione in “Triumph of Love,” and an Olivier Award nomination for her interpretation of Norma Desmond in the London production of Lloyd Webber’s “Sunset Boulevard.”

Buckley’s film appearances include roles 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 Kasdan’s “Wyatt Earp.” Her solo CD, “Stars and the Moon: Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar Warehouse,” was nominated for a Grammy Award.

The chanteuse returns to the Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. with an evening of charming banter and, of course, unparalleled interpretations of the best of Broadway, the Great American Songbook, jazz standards and much more. Buckley will be accompanied by Clifford Carter on piano and Dan Weiss on drums.

The New York Times called her concert an “artful blend of storytelling and picture painting that reaches high and goes deep.”

A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Grand Tier of the Concert Hall.

The performance is part of the American Echoes series sponsored by Verizon Federal Network Systems.

Tickets are $44, $36 and $22. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

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