BWW Review: BETTY BUCKLEY & FRIENDS Deliver a Beautifully Thoughtful Evening at Joe’s Pub

Last evening outside The Public Theatre, it felt like spring was truly just around the corner. It was warm and there were blossoms in the street planters, the sidewalk was alive with the din of New Yorkers out enjoying the balmy evening. But inside Joe’s Pub, the atmosphere was decidedly autumnal. The great Betty Buckley has returned for eight performances of her new concert show Betty Buckley & FRIENDS. She has put together an entertaining and thoughtful evening of songs about loss, getting lost, and summoning the heart and soul to find your way back. The theme is subtle but powerful and she weaves her tapestry without even a hint of mawkishness. Like so many of us in this “hopefully aprés-pandemic” moment, she outlines a present that is confusing and a future that is hopeful.