Tony winner Betty Buckley, who was critically acclaimed for her sold-out engagement of Story Songs at New York's Joe's Pub earlier this year, has preserved that evening of song for a new solo recording.
Palmetto Records, according to Buckley's spokesperson, will release the new recording in February 2017.
Buckley was accompanied in New York by her long-time musical director and arranger, jazz pianist Christian Jacob, as well as guitarist Oz Noy, drummer Ray Brinker, and bass player Trey Henry. The Tony-winning artist shared a collection of tunes by Radiohead as well as Tony winners Stephen Schwartz and Jason Robert Brown. The evening also included works by members of the new generation of theatre composers, including Joe Iconis and Ben Toth.
Betty Buckley offered singular 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, Dear World, and Sunset Boulevard, earning an Olivier Award nomination for her work in the latter.