Television, film, concert and Tony® Award-winning actress, Betty Buckley, will be appearing in concert at Ocean State Theatre in Warwick for one show only on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 pm.
“We are thrilled to be able to host Ms. Buckley at Ocean State Theatre,” said Producing Artistic Director, Amiee Turner. “We have been in negotiation for quite some time and are happy her schedule would allow her to appear inRhode Island. Experiencing her in such an intimate venue will be a privilege for those who are able to secure tickets to this very special concert.”
Betty Buckley, who has been called “The Voice of Broadway,” is one of theatre’s most respected and legendary leading ladies. She is an actress/singer whose career spans theatre, film, television and concert halls around the world. A 2012 Theatre Hall of Fame inductee, Ms. Buckley won a Tony® Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS, received a Tony® Award nomination for Best Actress in a musical for her performance 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. 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 (Drama Desk Nomination, 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 Perfectionist, Gypsy, The Threepenny Opera, Camino Real, Buffalo Gal, Arsenic and Old Lace The Old Friends and Grey Gardens. 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.
Ms. Buckley recently completed shooting the new M. Night Shyamalan film Split, co-starring James McAvoy, scheduled for release in January 2017. 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, Ms. 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.” Ms. Buckley 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 SVU” and “Pretty Little Liars.”
She 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 recentlyGhostlight produced by T Bone Burnett, released in 2014. She received a Grammy Nomination for Stars and the Moon, Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar, as well as the audio book The Diaries of Adam and Eve.
The proceeds from Betty Buckley’s appearance will benefit Ocean State Theatre Company’s Live Music Initiative. Although many theatres across the country have replaced their musicians with recordings in order to cut costs, OSTC firmly believes that live musicians enhance the audience’s experience, when attending a musical production. Ocean State Theatre Company established its Live Music Initiative in 2008 in order to support the $80,000 annual cost of continuing the tradition of professional musicians playing live during all musical theatre performances.
Betty Buckley will be appearing in concert at Ocean State Theatre on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 pm. The theatre is located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI. Tickets are $85 for preferred seating, (limited to the front section only), and $65 for standard seating. Tickets are on sale at the box office Monday through Friday from 12 noon – 6:00 pm, Saturdays from 12 noon – 4:00 pm, and from 12 noon until curtain on performance days. Tickets are also available online 24 hours a day at www.OceanStateTheatre.org and via telephone during normal box office hours by calling (401) 921-6800.