Buckley, who is scheduled to play the posh nightspot through Feb. 24, has titled her latest concert act, Then & Now, which she will perform at her early shows. Then & Now features tunes from Buckley's two recordings on the Playbill Records/Sony BMG label: "Betty Buckley 1967," which was recorded by the actress when she was just 19; and "Quintessence," a celebration of her nearly two-decade working relationship with her quintet, which is led by musical director-pianist Kenny Werner. Richard Jay-Alexander directs. (Christian Jacob will be featured at the piano during Buckley's first week at Feinstein's.)
Buckley will offer "By Request," a special program of theatre music from her repertoire, during her late shows at Feinstein's.
The complete track listing for "Quintessence" follows:
"So Many Stars"
"The Surrey With the Fringe on Top"
"Like a Lover"
"Cry Me a River"
"No One is Alone"
"Anyone Can Whistle"
"Blame it on My Youth"/"I've Grown Accustomed to His Face"
"The Man I Used to Love"
Four bonus tracks — "Amelia," "A Time for Love"/"You Are There," "Heart Like a Wheel"/"The Water is Wide" and "Where Do You Start?" — are available by visiting www.rhapsody.com.
"Quintessence" is also available for sale in the Playbill Store.
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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