The Tony Award-winning actress will be backed by her band, Quintessence, during her May 30-June 4 engagement at the famed jazz club. Featuring musical director Kenny Werner on piano, Quintessence also includes Billy Drewes on reeds, Tony Marino on bass, Todd Reynolds on violin and Dan Weiss on drums/percussion. At the Blue Note, Buckley will celebrate her 16-year partnership with musical director Werner. Attendees can expect to hear tunes drawn from Buckley's eclectic repertoire, which includes songs from the worlds of pop, rock, country and musical theatre. A few new collaborations will be presented as well.
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 her newest recording, "The Doorway," is her first for the Fynsworth Alley 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.
Betty Buckley and Quintessence will offer 8 and 10:30 PM shows all nights. There is a $40 cover charge and a $10 minimum at the tables and a $30 music charge but no cover at the bar.
The Blue Note is located in Manhattan at 131 West 3rd Street. Call (212) 475-8592 for reservations or visit www.bluenote.net.