Tag: Betty Buckley
When we arrived at the Durham Performing Arts Center on opening night (Tuesday, May 21st), I was not surprised to see the small buses from various assisted living communities parked in front. The 2018 national tour of director Jerry Zaks’ 2017 Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! has finally reached the Bull City. And it’s not… Read More ›
Almost every theatregoer knows the story of charming matchmaker and major meddler, Dolly Levi (Betty Buckley). However, her story has never been told in a bigger, bolder, or more fascinating way than in the current revival production at DPAC, directed by Jerry Zaks and featuring the fabulous choreography of Warren Carlyle. The story, set in… Read More ›
“Betty Buckley: Broadway by Request” is a splendid showcase for the extraordinary vocal talents of the justly celebrated 63-year-old actress Broadway diva from Big Spring, TX. Buckley won a 1983 Tony Award® for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her poignant portrayal of the bedraggled and bewildered Grizabella, the former Glamour Cat now in the final days of the ninth of her nine lives, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s British blockbuster mega-musical “Cats.” Last Saturday night, at The Carolina Theatre, when she reprised her heart-wrenching version of “Memory” — toward the end of Broadway by Request — it was a get-out-your-handkerchiefs moment, because Buckley smoothly slipped back into Grizabella’s tattered skin and gave the audience a glimpse of her show-stopping performance of what has since become one of her most requested songs.
In “Broadway by Request,” Tony Award® Winner Betty Buckley Shares Songs and Stories from Her Illustrious Career
Betty Buckley won a 1983 Tony Award® for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats.” In 1998, she received her second Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a musical for her performance as Hesione in “Triumph of Love,” and an Olivier Award nomination for her interpretation of Norma Desmond in the London production of Lloyd Webber’s “Sunset Boulevard,” which she repeated to more rave reviews on Broadway.