Betty Buckley: "For the Love of Broadway!"
"Betty Buckley was at the very top of her game in Tuesday's opening-night program and her new show reflects a slightly chargrined recognition that the majority of her fans, demand theatrical showstoppers," -Steven Holden, New York Times
"Equally accomplished as actress and singer, she pours a lifetime into every song."- John Simon from Bloomberg.com
"...Buckley was in gorgeous voice, fully mining the dramatic power of "Be your own" from "Nine". The dramatic highlight of the evening was the Jacques Brel (by the way of Rod McKuen) song, "If You Go Away," which left both the singer and more than a few members of the audience in tears."- Frank Scheck, New York Post
Betty celebrates her annual return to her home in NYC with a NEW COLLECTION OF BROADWAY SONGS.This show is for all lovers of Broadway and great music. With pianist Kenny Werner & her trio. A must see!"
In an exclusive four week run of the new show ?For The Love of Broadway!? Ms. Buckley will perform theater songs she?s always wanted to sing from shows like South Pacific, The Pajama Game, The King and I, Avenue Q and Nine. She will be joined by her longtime music director / arranger Kenny Werner on piano ? with whom she is celebrating 20 years of collaboration ? as well as Tony Marino on bass and Billy Drewes on reeds. Emmy and Grammy Award winner John McDaniel serves as musical consultant and has provided special material.
The title ?For The Love of Broadway!? was chosen from a fan submission contest via Twitter. The winners are David Traub of Woodland Hills, CA and Liana Morris of Burwick, ME.