It looks like Betty Buckley will star in the Vineyard Theatre's upcoming production of Nicky Silver's new play, The Eros Trilogy. Though Buckley has not yet signed, her agent, Matthew Sullivan, told Playbill On- Line (Dec. 4) the contracts are being drawn up. The role would mark Buckley first major, non-musical New York stage part in many years.
The three-person play concerns, in part, a series of letters between a mother and son. Buckley would play the mother.
The show will run Jan.-Feb. 1999, with a chance to extend into March (exact dates to be announced, though the NY Times lists Jan. 21, 1999 as the first preview date), and will be directed by longtime Silver interpreter, David Warren.
Meanwhile, Buckley continues to show an interest in the upcoming Broadway revival of Sondheim's A Little Night Music. Sullivan said if the central role of Desiree Armfeldt was offered, the actress would definitely take a strong interest in doing the show. The musical was originally scheduled to play Broadway this spring, but has been postponed until the fall. Margo Lion, the producer of Little Night Music , worked with Buckley last season on the musical Triumph of Love.
-- By Robert Simonson