Betty Buckley will take her trunk of eclectic songs and perform a varied concert for Lincoln Center's American Songbook series Sept. 19-20 at Alice Tully Hall in Manhattan.
Known for her belty, inspirational performances in Broadway's The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Cats and Triumph of Love, Buckley will sing tunes from her latest album, "Stars and the Moon," and add some inspirational music for audiences jarred by the recent terrorist attack in New York City.
The Tony Award-winning actress is expected to sing Kern, Bernstein, Joni Mitchell, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jason Robert Brown and more. A six-piece band will sweeten the performances. Buckley's Broadway work includes 1776, Carrie and Sunset Boulevard. She has recorded eight albums.
Tickets range $50-$65. Performances are at 8 PM. Alice Tully Hall is at 66th and Broadway in Manhattan. For information, call (212) 721-6500 or visit lincolncenter.org.
The Buckley concert kicks off the fourth season of the American Songbook series, devoted to exploring songs by American writers. — By Kenneth Jones