Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will return to Joe’s Pub at The Public with her new show, Story Songs, for an exclusive seven-show engagement from September 22 to September 25. A renowned 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 works by the next generation of exciting young theater composers Joe Iconis and Ben Toth. Buckley will be joined by renowned jazz pianist Christian Jacob, her longtime Musical Director and arranger; as well as Tony Marino on bass; Oz Noy on guitar; and Ben Perowsky on drums & percussion.
Buckley recently starred as “Big Edie” Beale in the celebrated Los Angeles production of the musical Grey Gardens, which she first performed at Sag Harbor, NY’s Bay Street Theater last summer. She co-stars in the upcoming M. Night Shayamalan film Split opposite James McAvoy, which will premiere in January 2017.
Buckley will also present Story Songs in Philadelphia, PA (September 18), Port Washington, NY (September 30), San Francisco, CA (October 21-22) and Costa Mesa, CA (October 27–29). She will perform Ghostlight, based on her recent album with T Bone Burnett at NJPAC in Newark, NJ (September 17).
In addition, Buckley will offer Five Day Intensive Song Interpretation Workshop at New York’s T. Schreiber Studio from September 19-29. Auditors are welcome.
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.
Buckley tours in concert worldwide with her ensemble of musicians and recently was featured in the Royal Albert Hall concert of Follies in celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s 85th birthday. She has recorded 16 CDs, most recently Ghostlight produced by T Bone Burnett released in 2014.
Story Songs Starring Betty Buckley
Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street, NYC
September 22-25, 2016