Broadway icon Betty Buckley returns to stage with performances at Joe’s Pub

The legendary Betty Buckley returns to Joe’s Pub this weekend for an eight-performance engagement on the heels of a new collection of favorite songs from Broadway’s favorite son Stephen Sondheim.

Her new album, “Betty Buckley Sings Stephen Sondheim,” is her 19th studio album and contains 24 Sondheim songs that Buckley has performed over the years. Buckley, a Sondheim devotee and friend, was crushed by his untimely death but was inspired to pay tribute to him with her new album.

“In the weeks, and months following his death, I thought, wouldn’t it be really cool to put together all of the songs of his I have done over the years?” Buckley told PIX11 News.

Buckley made her Broadway debut in 1969 in the original production of “1776,” and since then has been called the “voice of Broadway” by New York Magazine. Her career has spanned motion pictures and hit television series, most recently “Law and Order SVU.”