Buckley, who now resides in Texas where she shows prize-winning cutting horses, will return to New York's famed cabaret March 1-April 9. Her new collection of songs will feature works by Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer and Johnny Mandel as well as tunes by contemporary songwriters James Taylor, Randy Newman, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tom Waits, Julie Gold and Sarah McLachlan.
Concertgoers can expect Buckley to offer her interpretations of "Dreamsville," "Day In Day Out," "On the Fourth of July," "I Think It's Going to Rain Today," "Where Time Stands Still," "New Coat of Paint," "Good Night New York," "Angel" and "A Time for Love." The award-winning actress will be backed by musical director Kenny Werner on piano, Tony Marino on bass and Jamey Haddad on percussion.
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 season of the acclaimed HBO series "Oz," the detective drama "Monk" as well as the Lincoln Center revue, Elegies: A Song Cycle.
Show times are Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 8:45 PM with late shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 10:45 PM. Cover charges range from $60-$70; there is no minimum. The Cafe Carlyle is located within the Carlyle Hotel at Madison Avenue and 76th Street. Call (212) 744-1600 for reservations; visit www.thecarlyle.com for more information.