The recording, inspired by Buckley's critically acclaimed 2011 engagement at Feinstein's at Loews Regency in New York City, features the singing actress' interpretations of classic Broadway songs that were originally made famous by men.
Recorded in Los Angeles at the Sound Factory, "Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway" features arrangements by Christian Jacob and Eric Stern with Jacobs on piano, Peter Barshay on bass and Matt Betton on drums.
"A Hymn to Her" concept and lyrics are by Eric Kornfeld and Eric Stern.
Betty Buckley offered acclaimed performances in Broadway's Sunset Boulevard, Carrie, Song & Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 1776, Triumph of Love and Promises, Promises. She won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella in the Broadway production of Cats, and she starred on the London stage in Promises, Promises and Sunset Boulevard, earning an Olivier Award nomination for her work in the latter. Her screen credits are numerous.
Read more about Betty Buckley's career at the Playbill Vault. The complete track listing for the new CD follows:
I Can See It
From The Fantasticks (Music by Harvey Schmidt, Lyrics by Tom Jones)
From West Side Story (Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim)
From Elegies (Music, Lyrics by William Finn)
A Hymn to Her
Adapted from the song “A Hymn To Him” from My Fair Lady (Music arranged by Eric Stern and Lyrics by Eric Kornfeld)
From Pajama Game (Music, Lyrics by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross)
Sweeney Todd Suite: Not While I’m Around/Johanna/My Friends
From Sweeney Todd (Music, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim)
More I Cannot Wish You
From Guys and Dolls (Music, Lyrics by Frank Loesser)
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