Buckley, Lee, Gemignani, Brown, Childs, Ebersole and More to Play Birdland

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A host of Broadway favorites — including Tony Award winners Betty Buckley and Christine Ebersole — are scheduled to play the Manhattan nightclub Birdland this fall.
Tony Award winner Betty Buckley.
Tony Award winner Betty Buckley.

The fall season at the famed jazz club follows:

Sept. 3-6: John Abercrombie Quartet
Sept. 8: The Jeff Blumenkrantz Songbook
Sept. 10-13: Heath Brothers Quartet
Sept. 15: Laurel Massé
Sept. 16-20: OREGON
Sept. 22: Michele Lee
Sept. 23-27: Betty Buckley
Sept. 29: Alexander Gemignani
Oct. 1-4: Lou Donaldson Quartet with Dr. Lonnie Smith
Oct. 6: Capathia Jenkins and Louis Rosen
Oct. 8-11: Dave Holland Sextet
Oct. 13: Jason Robert Brown
Oct. 20: Ron Abel
Oct. 21-25: Jane Monheit
Oct. 27: Kristen Childs
Oct. 29-30: Enrico Peranunzi Trio
Oct. 31-Nov. 1: Enrico Peranunzi Quintet
Nov. 4-9: Music of Django Reinhardt
Nov. 11-15: John Pizzarelli
Nov. 19-22: Tierney Sutton
Nov. 26-29: Christine Ebersole with Billy Stritch

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 most recently scored raves for her work as Mrs. Jones in "The Happening."

For her work in the dual roles of Edith Bouvier Beale and "Little" Edie Beale in the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of Grey Gardens, Christine Ebersole was honored with the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, an Obie, a special citation from the New York Drama Critics Circle and the Drama League's 2006 Distinguished Performance of the Year Award. She also received a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her work as Dorothy Brock in the hit revival of 42nd Street and a 2003 Tony nomination for her performance in Lincoln Center's production of Dinner at Eight. Ebersole's other Broadway credits include The Best Man, Getting Away with Murder, Harrigan 'n Hart, Camelot, Oklahoma!, On the Twentieth Century, I Love My Wife, Angel Street and the City Center Encores! productions of A Connecticut Yankee, Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, Lady in the Dark and Allegro. Ebersole was also seen Off-Broadway in Talking Heads and in the recent City Center Encores! production of Applause.

Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street. Reservations can be made by calling (212) 581-3080 or by visiting www.birdlandjazz.com.

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