"It just seemed like a funny idea," Buckley recently told Playbill.com about her show's title. "[Feinstein's] came up very last minute, so I called all my friends looking for song suggestions. [We will be doing Rodgers and Hart's 'Sing for Your Supper'] in a medley with 'Sing Sing Sing' and 'Sing You Sinners.' This show's about singing and supper," she laughs, "and we're also going to do some beautiful standards."
Buckley, who will play the intimate cabaret through April 7, will be backed by music director Kenny Werner on piano (Christian Jacob subs for Werner April 3-7), Billy Drewes on reeds, Anthony Pinciotti on drums/percussion and Tony Marino on bass. Cabaretgoers can expect to hear Buckley's renditions of "Ridin' High," "I'll Be Seeing You," "Angel Eyes," "They Say It's Wonderful" and "I Got Lost in His Arms," among others.
Betty Buckley offered acclaimed performances in Sunset Boulevard, Carrie, Song & Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 1776 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. Also a TV ("Eight Is Enough") and film (Tender Mercies) star, the actress-singer devotes much of her time to concert appearances around the world. Her solo CD, "Stars and the Moon: Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar Warehouse," was nominated for a Grammy Award and is available on the Concord Records label. The actress was also seen on the final three seasons of the acclaimed HBO series "Oz" as well as in the Lincoln Center revue, Elegies: A Song Cycle.
Buckley will play Feinstein's Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 8:30 PM with late shows Fridays and Saturdays at 11 PM. There is a $60 cover charge and a $40 minimum for all performances.
Feinstein's at the Regency is located in Manhattan at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street. For reservations call (212) 339-4095 or visit feinsteinsattheregency.com or TicketWeb.com.