Buckley will play Feinstein's Feb. 5-23, 2008. Legendary Hollywood actor Tony Martin will precede the Tony-winning actress at the New York nightspot, playing Jan. 29-Feb. 2.
Like "Betty Buckley 1967," "Quintessence" will also be released on the Playbill Records/Sony BMG Masterworks Broadway label. The latter is due in stores Feb. 5, the day Buckley begins her New York cabaret engagement.
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.
"Quintessence" celebrates Buckley's 17-year working relationship with musical director and pianist Kenny Werner. Backed by a quintet of musicians, Buckley offers renditions of "Amelia," "Anyone Can Whistle," "Blame It On My Youth"/"I've Grown Accustomed to His Face," "Cry Me a River," "Dindi"/"How Insensitive," "Get Here," "Heart Like a Wheel"/"The Water Is Wide," "Like a Lover," "No One Is Alone," "So Many Stars," "Something's Coming," "Stardust," "Surrey with the Fringe on Top" and "Where Do You Start?" More details to follow.
Tony Martin made his Feinstein's debut in October. The 95-year-old star of such films as "Ziegfeld Girl," "Casbah," "Til the Clouds Roll By," "Here Come the Girls," "Easy to Love" and "Hit the Deck" recalled performing alongside such legends as Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Rita Hayworth, Judy Garland, Lana Turner and his wife Cyd Charisse. He also performed such tunes as "Begin the Beguine," "Let's Face the Music and Dance," "You Stepped Out of A Dream" and "A Foggy Day." Feinstein's at Loews Regency is located in Manhattan at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street. For reservations call (212) 339-4095 or visit ticketweb.com or feinsteinsattheregency.com.