AN EVENING WITH BETTY BUCKLEY @ THE WE'RE FUNNY THAT WAY FESTIVAL
The We're Funny That Way Comedy and Music Festival celebrates it's 15th and final year with AN EVENING WITH BETTY BUCKLEY!
"Ah Men!: The Boys of Broadway"
Betty Buckley will perform 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.
Stephen Holden of The New York Times says "Ms. Buckley has never been in better voice...[Her] show is a witty, powerfully sung female occupation of male territory, waged with good humor and gusto." "There's an unbridled joy in listening to her tackle completely new additions to her repertoire... Her finest outing ever," raves Brian Scott Lipton, Theatremania.com. And then Andrew Gans, Playbill.com joins in, "Buckley proved that she would be equally adept at playing just about every major male role in the musical theatre." "Like entering a Rolls Royce, taking your seat to see a headliner, is your start of an unparalleled ride. Betty Buckley is that kind of experience," adds Stephen Sorokoff, BroadwayWorld.com
ABOUT MS. BUCKLEY
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.
Buckley added to her critically acclaimed work the role of Mama Rose in the great American musical GYPSY for the renowned Papermill Playhouse. Her other Broadway credits include Lloyd Webber's SONG AND DANCE and the role of Margaret White in the cult musical CARRIE, for which she was nominated as Best Actress in a Musical by the Outer Critic's Circle. She made her Broadway debut creating the role of Martha Jefferson in the musical 1776, was Catherine in Bob Fosse's PIPPIN and created the role of Edwin Drood for the New York Shakespeare Festival in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. And in London she starred as Fran Kubelik in PROMISES, PROMISES, for which she received a nomination for the Evening Standard Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Off-Broadway she recently starred in WHITE'S LIES at New World Stages. She also starred in William Finn's critically acclaimed ELEGIES at Lincoln Center and also in The Vineyard Theatre's production of Nicky Silver's THE EROS TRILOGY and in Second Stage's production of JUNO'S SWAN. In 2011, Buckley co-starred with Tovah Fedldshuh in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at the Dallas Theatre Center. She reprised the role of Jenny Diver in THREEPENNY OPERA at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in the summer of 2003, a role for which she also received rave reviews in 1992. At Hartford Stage, she played the role of Marguerite Gautier in Tennessee Williams' CAMINO REAL and starred in A.R. Gurney's BUFFALO GAL as Amanda at Buffalo's Studio Arena Theatre.
She co-starred in M. Night Shyamalan's THE HAPPENING released in June 2008. Her other film appearances 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.
On television, Ms. Buckley appeared in the HBO series THE PACIFIC, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks in 2010. She was on the 2006 Kennedy Center Honors as part of the tribute to honoree Andrew Lloyd Webber. For three seasons she played the role of Suzanne Fitzgerald in the HBO series OZ and starred for four seasons as Abby Bradford in the hit series EIGHT IS ENOUGH. She has guest starred on WITHOUT A TRACE , LAW & ORDER: SVU and PRETTY LITTLE LIARS.
Other work on television includes starring roles in the mini-series ROSES FOR THE RICH, EVERGREEN and the television movie VINEGAR HILL. She received two Emmy Award nominations for the After-School Specials: BOBBY AND SARAH and TAKING A STAND, which was named outstanding Children's Special of the Year and features a musical score co-written by Ms. Buckley.
For PBS, she was the host for a special called THE WOMEN OF TIN PAN ALLEY, and also starred in the Holiday Special for American Movie Classics' Emmy Award-winning series REMEMBER WENN. The Bravo Cable Network has aired a documentary about her life and work called BETTY BUCKLEY IN CONCERT AND IN PERSON.
Her most recent and twelfth CD is BOOTLEG: BOARDMIXES FROM THE ROAD which features eight tracks recorded live straight from the soundboard at various concert halls around the world over the last several years. The ninth song "Blue Skies" is a preview track of her forthcoming album GHOSTLIGHT produced by T Bone Burnett which will be released in 2012.
QUINTESSENCE, released by Playbill Records/Sony BMG in 2008, features her longtime collaboration with her ensemble of musicians. BETTY BUCKLEY 1967, was recorded when she was 19 years old by T-Bone Burnett in Fort Worth, TX and was also released by Playbill Records/Sony BMG in October 2007.
Concord Records released her album, STARS AND THE MOON, BETTY BUCKLEY LIVE AT THE DONMAR which received a 2002 Grammy nomination and was recorded live at the Donmar Warehouse in London. Image Entertainment released a video and DVD of the concert as well. In 2002 she released THE DOORWAY, a 9-11 tribute album.
PRESENTED BY BANK OF MONTREAL FINANCIAL GROUP
TICKETS $200 Advance/$250 Door- Theatre Seating
***NEW*** PREFERRED SEATING
LIMITED TABLES $3,000 (seats ten)
Available at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre or online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/244001
Tax receipt provided to the extent allowed by law.
Gala includes muchies and selected bevvys.
Non-reserved theatre seating.
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Buddies in Bad Times Theatre - The Chamber (View)
12 Alexander St.
Toronto, ON M4Y 1B4