BETTY BUCKLEY CELEBRATES GHOSTLIGHT ALBUM RELEASE
AT JOE’S PUB AT THE PUBLIC, OCTOBER 7, 9-11
“Voice of Broadway” to Perform New Music from T Bone Burnett Collaboration
“Buckley has long had a voice that can send chills up and down one’s spine, including the silvery tones and the high notes that have put factory whistles to shame…” –Theatermania.com
New York, NY – August XX, 2014 – Stage and screen star Betty Buckley comes to Joe’s Pub at The Public for a run of live shows, October 7, 9-11, to celebrate her latest album Ghostlight, out on September 16 on Palmetto Records. Buckley will perform the new music from the record, which was produced by her longtime friend and fellow music legend T Bone Burnett. Tickets are $50-75, and available now online: www.joespub.com, by phone (212-967-7555) or in person at The Public Theater Box Office (425 Lafayette, NYC).
The rare combination of Buckley and Burnett’s talents create an atmosphere that takes listeners to another time and place on Ghostlight. That chemistry, forged from a decades-long friendship, will be evident in Buckley’s shows at the Pub. “All great art comes from the edge, not a place of comfort,” commented Burnett. “Our vision was for a ghostly haunting sound, which I called ‘crime jazz,’ giving the project a timeless feel.”
Ghostlight is available for pre-order online now, and will be on sale at the show in both limited edition commemorative art box set and standard CD.
Betty Buckley is an actress/singer whose career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world. She most recently was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame for 2012. Buckley won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats.” 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 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. Her other Broadway credits include “1776,” “Pippin,” “Song and Dance,” “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” and “Carrie.”
She co-starred in M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Happening” released in June 2008. Other films include her debut in Brian de Palma’s screen version of Stephen King’s “Carrie,” Bruce Beresford’s “Tender Mercies,” Roman Polanski’s “Frantic,” Woody Allen’s “Another Woman” and Lawrence Kasden’s “Wyatt Earp.” On television, Buckley appeared on “The Pacific” for HBO and the Kennedy Center Honors. She also starred in HBO’s “Oz” for three seasons and as Abby Bradford in “Eight Is Enough.”
Buckley has recorded 16 CD’s, among them Bootleg: Boardmixes from the Road, Quintessence, Betty Buckley 1967 and the GRAMMY-nominated Stars and the Moon, Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar. Her CD, Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway, was released by Palmetto Records in August 2012. She received her second GRAMMY nomination for the audio book The Diaries of Adam and Eve.
Most recently, Buckley received a Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for her performance this season in the World Premiere of Horton Foote’s The Old Friends at the Signature Theatre in NYC.
ABOUT JOE’S PUB AT THE PUBLICNamed for Public Theater founder Joe Papp, Joe’s Pub at The Public opened in 1998 and plays a vital role in The Public’s mission of supporting young artists while providing established artists with an intimate space to perform and develop new work. Joe’s Pub consistently presents the best in live music and performance nightly, continuing its commitment to diversity, production values, community and artistic freedom. The organization also offers unique opportunities like New York Voices, an artist commissioning program that provides musicians the resources and tools needed to develop original theater works. Commissioned artists have included Ethan Lipton, Toshi Reagon, Bridget Everett, Allen Toussaint and more. In 2011, the Pub received a top-to-bottom renovation, leading to improved sightlines, expanded seating capacity and a new menu from acclaimed Chef Andrew Carmellini. With its intimate atmosphere and superior acoustics, Joe’s Pub presents talent from all over the world as part of The Public’s programming downtown at its Astor Place home, hosting approximately 800 shows and serving over 100,000 audience members annually.
ABOUT THE PUBLIC THEATER AT ASTOR PLACEUnder the leadership of Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham, The Public Theater is the only theater in New York that produces Shakespeare and the classics, musicals, contemporary and experimental pieces in equal measure. The Public continues the work of its visionary founder, Joe Papp, by acting as an advocate for the theater as an essential cultural force, and leading and framing dialogue on some of the most important issues of our day. Creating theater for one of the largest and most diverse audience bases in New York City for nearly 60 years, today the Company engages audiences in a variety of venues-including its landmark downtown home at Astor Place, which houses five theaters and Joe’s Pub; the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, home to its beloved, free Shakespeare in the Park; and the Mobile Unit, which tours Shakespearean productions for underserved audiences throughout New York City’s five boroughs. The Public’s wide range of programming includes free Shakespeare in the Park, the bedrock of the Company’s dedication to making theater accessible to all, new and experimental stagings at The Public at Astor Place, and a range of artist and audience development initiatives including its Public Forum series, which brings together theater artists and professionals from a variety of disciplines for discussions that shed light on social issues explored in Public productions. The Public Theater is located on property owned by the City of New York and receives annual support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.