Betty Buckley To Star In WHITE'S LIES At New World Stages
Producers Aaron Grant, Jana Robbins, Jeremy Handelman, Craig Haffner & Karl E. Held have announced that for its first eight weeks, WHITE'S LIES will star Betty Buckley as Mrs. White. This outrageous new comedy scripted by Ben Andron & directed by Bob Cline, is scheduled to open Off-Broadway on April 12, 2010, at New World Stages. Playwright Ben Andron said, "To have someone whose work on stage is so legendary, bringing my words to life, is an unbelievable honor. I am excited & humbled to have the opportunity to work with Betty Buckley." The Tony Award-winning actress joins a cast that already includes Scott Patterson, Peter Scolari, Christy Carlson Romano, Rena Strober & Jimmy Ray Bennett. WHITE'S LIES will mark Ms. Buckley's first appearance on the New York stage in seven years.
Betty Buckley made her Broadway debut in 1969 in 1776 & has been called the "Voice of Broadway" ever since, her rendition of "Memory" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, solidifying that reputation. She followed with other Broadway roles in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Song & Dance, Sunset Boulevard (NY & London) & Triumph of Love, for which she received a Tony nomination. She is well known to TV audiences for her role in "Eight is Enough" & to film goers as Carrie's gym teacher in Carrie & in the role of a country singer in Tender Mercies with Robert Duvall. She also appeared in Woody Allen's Another Woman & Roman Polanski's Frantic. Buckley has also guest-starred on "Without A Trace," "Law & Order: SVU," "Monk" & on the Christmas special of "Remember Wenn" singing "You Make it Christmas," as well as spending three seasons on HBO's "Oz." In 2008, she appeared in M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening opposite Mark Wahlberg & Zooey Deschanel. She recently completed a role in the HBO series "The Pacific," produced by Steven Spielberg & Tom Hanks, which will air this year.
Some guys are scared stiff at the prospect of settling down, getting married, having kids & Joe White is no exception. He's a divorce lawyer, representing one of his many ex-girlfriends & above all else, he's a bachelor who wouldn't have it any other way. So when his mother desperately wants him to start a family, he'll do the next best thing: make one up! What could go wrong? Only love, in the outrageous new comedy White's Lies.
DATES: Previews: March 22, 2010 Opens: April 12, 1010
THEATRE: New World Stages ~ 340 West 50th Street
TICKETS: $75 & $60
RESERVATIONS: (212) 239- 6200 (telecharge)