Brilliant Lecture Series Welcomes Betty Buckley's THE VIXENS OF BROADWAY Tonight
Brilliant Lecture Series will bring Tony-winner Betty Buckley's "The Vixens of Broadway" to the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater tonight, January 10th.
Highlighting songs written for the "other women" and second female lead characters of Broadway, "The Vixens of Broadway" features song selections from such hit shows as Chicago, Evita, Company, Oklahoma and Into the Woods. Buckley will also perform songs from Jerry Herman's Dear World in which she just starred in the London Premiere earlier this year.
"The Vixens of Broadway" debuted at Feinstein's at the Regency in October 2012. Buckley was awarded Best Female Celebrity Vocalist in BWW's Cabaret Awards last February. Buckley was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame for 2013.
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. Off-Broadway credits include White's Lies, Lincoln Center's Elegies, the original NYSF production of Edwin Drood, The Eros Trilogy and Juno Swans. Regional credits include Gypsy, Threepenny Opera, Camino Real, Buffalo Gal and Arsenic and Old Lace. She starred in the London production of Dear World in 2013 and Promises, Promises.
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 in "The Pacific" for HBO and on the Kennedy Center Honors in 2006 and 1983. She also starred for three seasons in the HBO series "Oz" and as Abby Bradford in the hit series "Eight is Enough." She has appeared as a guest star in numerous television series, miniseries and films for television including "Evergreen," "Roses for the Rich," the CBS series "Without a Trace," Law & Order: SVU" for NBC and ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars."
Buckley has recorded 15 CD's, among them "Bootleg: Boardmixes from the Road," "Quintessence," "Betty Buckley1967" and the Grammy Nominated "Stars and the Moon, Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar." Her newest CD "Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway" was released by Palmetto Records in August 2012. The CD "Ghostlight" - produced byT Bone Burnett - will be released in 2014 also on Palmetto Records. She received her second Grammy Nomination for the audio book "The Diaries of Adam and Eve."
For over forty years Ms. Buckley has been a teacher of scene study and song interpretation, giving workshops in Manhattan and various universities and performing arts conservatories around the country. She has been a faculty member in the theatre department of the University of Texas at Arlington, the Terry Schreiber Acting School in New York City and currently teaches in Fort Worth, TX. In April of 2009, Ms. Buckley received the Texas Medal of Arts Award for Theater and was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2007.