Tony winner Betty Buckley, soon to lead the national tour of Hello, Dolly!, will headline Colonial Williamsburg's Mr. Jefferson's Palace Garden Party May 4 at 7PM. Attendees are encouraged to dress in 18th-century clothing for a fully immersive experience, which will also include fireworks and a wine tasting.
Buckley will also discuss her career and take questions at "A Conversation with Betty Buckley," scheduled for 2PM on May 5 at Hennage Auditorium.
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The performance will bring Buckley to a site of historical importance for many of the nation's Founding Fathers, including Thomas Jefferson; Buckley first achieved Broadway fame creating the role of Jefferson's wife Martha in the original Broadway company of 1776, notably singing "He Played the Violin."
The performance and conversation are part of Colonial Williamsburg's Revolutionary in Residence Program, which celebrates leaders in art, media, education, and politics through reflection on U.S. historical roots.
Buckley earned a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella in the original production of Cats, with previous Broadway appearances in Pippin and 1776. She created the title role in 1985's The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Margaret White in the short-lived musical adaptation of Carrie, with additional appearances in Sunset Boulevard and Triumph of Love.