Buckley to Star in TALES OF THE CITY Workshop


Betty Buckley has joined the cast  of the TALES OF THE CITY workshop, according to her twitter account.  The Tony Award-winning actress will star as Anna Madrigal. Her September 24 tweet reads:  "Doing 3 wk workshop n SF for ACT of 'Tales of the City,' new musical. Playing Anna Madrigal. Jason Moore directing! So excited!"

Tales of the City, which will premiere at American Conservatory Theatre in May 2011, is based on the novels, "Tales of the City" and "More Tales of the City" by Armistead Maupin.  It features a score by Jason Sellards and John Garden. The book is penned by Tony winner Jeff Whitty. The full show of Tales of the City is set for May 17-June 19, 2011.

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.
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 and Buffalo Gal.  She starred in the London production of 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 appeared on the 2006 Kennedy Center Honors.  She has 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" and "Law & Order: SVU" for NBC.


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