Buckley will be accompanied by her sextet at the 8 PM concert. The celebrated singing actress will perform songs from the Broadway stage, tunes from contemporary composers and holiday fare. Following the performance, Buckley will fly to Washington, DC, to be part of the annual Kennedy Center Honors Dec. 3. Buckley and Sarah Brightman will serenade honoree Andrew LLoyd Webber with the Cats anthem "Memory."
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 also be part of Lincoln Center's ninth annual American Songbook series, performing Feb. 10, 2007, at the Allen Room, located in the Frederick P. Rose Hall at Broadway and 60th Street.
The State Theatre is located at 15 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick, NJ. Tickets, priced $45-$70, are available by calling (732) 246-SHOW or by visiting www.statetheatrenj.org.