Betty Buckley

Story Songs Story Songs

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Tony Award-winning Broadway legend BETTY BUCKLEY – co-starring in the recent smash hit M. Night Shayamalan film Split opposite James McAvoy – will come to the New York area this season for four appearances, including for two concerts in March to preview her new album Story Songs from Palmetto Records, to be released on Friday, April 7. Buckley also will be teaching a five-day performance workshop mid-March in New York.

For her Story Songs concerts, Buckley will be joined by renowned multi-Grammy nominated jazz pianist Christian Jacob, her longtime Musical Director and arranger. A celebrated interpreter with an eclectic taste for music from all genres, Buckley will share a collection of songs that range from Radiohead to theater greats Stephen Schwartz and Jason Robert Brown. The evening will also include work by the next generation of exciting young theater composers, such as Joe Iconis. Split, which has been the #1 Movie in America for the six weeks since its January premiere, co-stars Buckley as McAvoy’s psychologist, Dr. Fletcher. She was hailed as “wonderful” by The New York Times, “stellar” by Rolling Stone, “mesmerizing” by The Los Angeles Times, and “excellent” by London Express, in addition to other raves.

The two-disc live album Story Songs is based on the show of the same name that she debuted at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater this past September. The New York Times praised Story Songs as her “stunning new show, arguably the strongest of her career. Ms. Buckley, her voice in excellent shape, gave everything she sang the shape and depth of a personal confession.” When she took the program to the Bay Area later in the fall, she was called “a vocal wonder” by the San Francisco Chronicle. BETTY BUCKLEY, in an award-winning career that has encompassed TV, film, stage and concert work around the globe, is probably best known as one of theater’s most respected and legendary leading ladies. She won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats. Buckley 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 critically-acclaimed interpretation of Norma Desmond in the London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, which she repeated to more rave reviews on Broadway. She is a 2012 Theatre Hall of Fame inductee.

Tracklist

Album Title: Story Songs: Costa Mesa Show
You’ve Got To Be Taught
Cassandra
High and Dry
Chanson
All Things in Time
Old Flame
Another Life
Prayer in Open D
September Song
Don’t Give Up
Throw It Away

Disc 2
Album Artist: Betty Buckley
Album Title: Story Songs: Bonus Tracks – Joe’s Pub Show
How Long Has This Been Going On: Piano Solo
Practical Arrangement
Stephen Bruton Story
Too Many Memories
Bird On A Wire
Howard DaSilva Story
Both Sides Now
Elaine Stritch Story
I’m Still Here

Album Details

Artist

Betty Buckley

Album Title

Story Songs

Street Date

04/07/2017

Order Due Date

03/10/2017

Discount

7% (ends 04/13/2017)

Genre

Jazz

Label

MRI

Parent Label

MRI Entertainment

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD19

UPC

753957218522

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

PM2185

Album Details

Artist

Betty Buckley

Album Title

Story Songs

Preorder Date

03/17/2017

Street Date

04/07/2017

Genre

Jazz

Label

MRI

Parent Label

MRI Entertainment

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

886446403892