Betty Buckley to Celebrate Album Release with Series of Shows at Joe's Pub this Fall
Stage and screen star Betty Buckley comes to Joe's Pub at The Public for a run of live shows, October 7, 9-11, to celebrate her latest album Ghostlight, out on September 16 on Palmetto Records. Buckley will perform the new music from the record, which was produced by her longtime friend and fellow music legend T Bone Burnett. Tickets are $50-75, and available now online: www.joespub.com, by phone (212-967-7555) or in person at The Public Theater Box Office (425 Lafayette, NYC).
The rare combination of Buckley and Burnett's talents create an atmosphere that takes listeners to another time and place on Ghostlight. That chemistry, forged from a decades-long friendship, will be evident in Buckley's shows at the Pub. "All great art comes from the edge, not a place of comfort," commented Burnett. "Our vision was for a ghostly haunting sound, which I called 'crime jazz,' giving the project a timeless feel."
Ghostlight is available for pre-order online now, and will be on sale at the show in both limited edition commemorative art box set and standard CD.
Betty Buckley is an actress/singer whose career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world. She most recently was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame for 2012. 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 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. Her other Broadway credits include "1776," "Pippin," "Song and Dance," "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" and "Carrie."
She co-starred in M. Night Shyamalan's "The Happening" released in June 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." On television, Buckley appeared on "The Pacific" for HBO and the Kennedy Center Honors. She also starred in HBO's "Oz" for three seasons and as Abby Bradford in "Eight Is Enough."
Buckley has recorded 16 CD's, among them Bootleg: Boardmixes from the Road, Quintessence, Betty Buckley 1967 and the GRAMMY-nominated Stars and the Moon, Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar. Her CD, Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway, was released by Palmetto Records in August 2012. She received her second GRAMMY nomination for the audio book The Diaries of Adam and Eve.
Most recently, Buckley received a Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for her performance this season in the World Premiere of Horton Foote's The Old Friends at the Signature Theatre in NYC.