Betty Buckley: Broadway By Request — featuring pianist, comedian, conductor, actor and Playbill.com columnist Rudetsky — will play the Fort Worth venue July 25 at 8 PM, July 26 at 7 PM and July 27 at 7 PM.
From Aug. 29-31, conductor, composer, record producer, Grammy and two-time Emmy Award winner McDaniel will join Tony winner Buckley for her Broadway By Request evenings at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
The series of concerts help kick off Buckley's new after-school series for the Fort Worth Independent School District. The "Workshop for Young Singers and Storytellers," which will commence with the 2009-2010 school year, will allow "master singer/storyteller Buckley [to] use her almost 40 years of teaching experience to help the young singers and storytellers develop and hone their talents over the 20 or more after school workshop sessions," according to a press release.
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's newest recordings, "Quintessence" and "Betty Buckley 1967," are both available on the Playbill Records/Sony BMG Masterworks Broadway label. Buckley also scored raves for her work as Mrs. Jones in "The Happening."
Tickets, priced $35-$50, can be ordered by visiting www.lyricstage.org or by calling (972) 252-2787.