Betty Buckley's newest solo recording, "The Doorway," is tentatively scheduled for a September release on the Fynsworth Alley label.
Buckley, who will play Feinstein's at the Regency from Oct. 22 through Nov. 9, has written the title track for her new disc, which will also include such tunes as "Autumn Leaves," "Imagine" and a medley of "American the Beautiful" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Pre-orders will be accepted shortly by going to www.fynsworthalley.com.
Buckley — who received a Tony nomination for her most recent Broadway outing in Triumph of Love — is one of Broadway's finest performers, offering heartfelt 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 latest solo CD, "Stars and the Moon: Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar Warehouse," was nominated for a Grammy Award and is available from Concord Records.
In related news: Buckley and singer-pianist Michael Feinstein will team up for two concerts at Australia's Energex Brisbane Festival 2002 on Sept. 20 and 21.
—By Andrew Gans