Tony Winner Betty Buckley Returning to Feinstein’s at the Nikko in October
June 20, 2016
Following two previous sold-out engagements, Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley returns to Feinstein’s at the Nikko for two performances only of her brand-new show, Story Songs – Friday, October 21 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, October 22 (7 p.m.).
A renowned interpreter with an eclectic taste for songs from all genres, Buckley will share a collection of songs by Radiohead and theater greats Stephen Schwartz and Jason Robert Brown. The evening will also include works by the next generation of exciting young theater composers Joe Iconis and Ben Toth. Buckley will be joined by renowned jazz pianist Christian Jacob, her long time Musical Director and arranger. Tickets for Betty Buckley range in price from $75 – $95 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com.
In an award-winning career that has encompassed TV, film, stage and concert work around the globe, Betty Buckley is probably best known as the quintessential musical theatre actress.
Hailed as “The Voice of Broadway,” Betty Buckley is one of theater’s most respected and legendary leading ladies. She is an actress/singer whose career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world. She is a 2012 Theatre Hall of Fame inductee.
She 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. Off-Broadway credits include the world premiere of Horton Foote’s The Old Friends for which she received a Drama Desk Nomination in 2014, White’s Lies, Lincoln Center’s Elegies, the original NYSF production of Edwin Drood, The Eros Trilogy, Juno’s Swans and Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road. Regional credits include The Perfectioninst, Gypsy, The Threepenny Opera, Camino Real, Buffalo Gal, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Old Friends at Houston’s Alley Theatre and Grey Gardens at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY and The Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles. In London she starred in PROMISES, PROMISES for which she was nominated for An Evening Standard Award and in 2013 the British premiere of Dear World.
While there may be nothing quite like seeing (or hearing) Buckley live, her inimitable talent shines through superbly on both the small and silver screen, as evidenced by her ever-growing resume.
Ms. Buckley just completed shooting the new M. Night Shyamalan film “Split” co-starring James McAvoy. The film will be released in January 2017. Her 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,” Lawrence Kasden’s “Wyatt Earp” and M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Happening.”
On television, Buckley most recently guest starred in the HBO series “The Leftovers” and “Getting On.” She appeared in “The Pacific” also for HBO and twice on the Kennedy Center Honors. She also starred for three seasons in the HBO series “OZ” and as Abby Bradford in the hit series “Eight is Enough.” She has appeared as a guest star in numerous television series, miniseries and films for television including “Evergreen,” “Roses for the Rich,” “Without a Trace,” “Law & Order,” “Evergreen,” “Roses for the Rich,” Without a Trace,” Law & Order: SVU” and “Pretty Little Liars.”
Buckley tours in concert worldwide with her ensemble of musicians and recently was featured in the Royal Albert Hall concert of Follies in celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s 85th birthday. She has recorded 16 CD’s: most recently “Ghostlight” produced by T Bone Burnett released in 2014.
She received a Grammy Nomination for “Stars and the Moon, Betty Buckley Live at The Donmar.” She received her second Grammy Nomination for the audio book “The Diaries of Adam and Eve.”
For over forty years Ms. Buckley has been a teacher of scene study and song interpretation, giving workshops in Manhattan and various universities and performing Arts Conservatories around the country. She has been a faculty member in the theatre department of the University of Texas at Arlington and teaches regularly at the T. Schreiber Studio in New York City, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX and in Los Angeles, Denver and Oklahoma.
In 2009, Ms. Buckley received the Texas Medal of Arts Award for Theater and was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2007. She has two honorary doctorates from The Boston Conservatory and Marymount College and has been honored with three Lifetime Achievement Awards for her contributions to theater from the New England Theater Conference, The Shubert Theater in New Haven and the Terry Schreiber School in NYC.
Located within Hotel Nikko (222 Mason Street, San Francisco), Feinstein’s at the Nikko presents a wide range of entertainers from stage and screen all within an intimate 140-seat cabaret setting. There is a $20 food and beverage minimum per person inside the showroom which guests can use towards cocktails as well as a variety of small plates crafted exclusively for Feinstein’s at the Nikko, through Restaurant Anzu. Cheese and dessert platters will also be available in the showroom.
Guests of Feinstein’s at the Nikko can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options before performances. Kanpai Lounge, located in Hotel Nikko’s lobby, offers light cuisine, a full bar and specialty cocktails. Restaurant Anzu, Hotel Nikko’s intimate restaurant located on the second floor, serves sustainable California cuisine enhanced with Asian flavors. Restaurant Anzu will also offer Feinstein’s at the Nikko guests a special three-course prix-fixe dinner ($45 per person) prior to all performances. Reservations can be made by calling (415) 394-1100.
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