Betty Buckley to Offer Two Different Programs at Feinstein's; Orfeh Joins Cabaret Line-Up

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When Betty Buckley returns to Feinstein's at Loews Regency, she will do so with two brand-new programs.
Tony Award winner Betty Buckley.
Tony Award winner Betty Buckley.

Tony winner Buckley, who is scheduled to play the posh nightspot Feb. 5-24, will perform "Then & Now" at her early shows and a "By Request" special program of theatre music from her repertoire during her late shows. Both will be directed by Richard Jay-Alexander.

"Then & Now" will feature tunes from Buckley's two recordings on the Playbill Records/Sony BMG Masterworks Broadway label: "Betty Buckley 1967" (which made the Billboard charts and is now in stores) and "Quintessence" (which is due to arrive in stores Feb. 5).

Buckley will perform at Feinstein's Tuesday-Thursday evenings at 8:30 PM and Fridays and Saturdays at 8 and 10 PM. There will be no late show Feb. 8 and no shows Feb. 21 or Feb. 22. There will be additional 8:30 PM performances Feb. 17, 18 and 24.

Orfeh, who was Tony-nominated for her performance in Legally Blonde, has also been added to the line-up of artists scheduled to perform at Feinstein's. Orfeh will belt out tunes June 2.

The Feinstein's season will also boast Tony Martin (Jan. 29-Feb. 2), Annie's Andrea McArdle (Feb. 10-11), Spring Awakening's Lea Michele (Feb. 25), Freda Payne in "Freda Payne Celebrates Ella Fitzgerald" (Feb. 26-March 1), Steve Maglio (March 3), Klea Blackhurst (March 9), Anna Bergman (March 24), Barbara Schottenfeld (April 6-7), Gianni Russo (April 14), Eileen Fulton (April 27-28), Rent's Adam Pascal in "Broadway State of Mind" (May 4 and 5), Harvey Granat in "Rodgers with a Lot of Hart" (May 12 and 19) and Julie Budd (June 22-23). 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.

Feinstein's at Loews Regency is located in Manhattan at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street. For reservations call (212) 339-4095.

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