Betty Buckley Bringing Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway to the Mahaiwe August 19

Betty Buckley gets to sing the songs she has always wanted to sing.

Betty Buckley sure loves men. And there is probably nothing more enjoyable for her to do than to tell us, through song and story, why. Her newest show is a little different, too, because she is not the least bit shy talking about about her favorite male parts. Musical theatre parts, that is, including songs from leading male roles in West Side Story and Sweeney Todd. She debuted this new stage show earlier this year in New York and will release a CD of its music this summer with Palmetto Records. Are you thinking, “I want to see this, too!” Well you are in luck.

The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center will present Tony Award winning singer and actress Betty Buckley in Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway on Sunday, August 19 at 7:00pm. Tickets are $50 to $150 (the latter includes priority seating and a reception with the artists). Tickets go on sale to Mahaiwe members on April 27 and to the general public on May 4.The Mahaiwe is located at 14 Castle Street in Great Barrington, Mass. Box office hours are Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 6:00pm and three hours before show times. For tickets and information, see www.mahaiwe.org or call 413.528.0100.

Guy Songs for Gal Singers

In her new concert, Betty Buckley performs men’s songs from those Broadway shows that she has always wanted to sing, including numbers from South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Pippin, Mame, and La Cage aux Folles. Accompanying her will Clifford Carter on piano and Tony Marino on bass. She debuted the stage show earlier this year in New York and will release a CD of its music this summer with Palmetto Records.

“We are thrilled to add Betty Buckley to the Mahaiwe’s summer of Broadway stars,” said Mahaiwe Executive Director Beryl Jolly. “Faith Prince and Barbara Cook will also appear on our stage this season-these three women are truly legendary performers and we are honored to present them in Great Barrington.”

About Betty Buckley

Ms. 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 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 White’s Lies, Lincoln Center’s Elegies, the original NYSF production of Edwin Drood, The Eros Trilogy, and Juno Swans. Regional credits include Gypsy, Threepenny Opera, Camino Real, and Buffalo Gal. She starred in the London production of Promises, Promises.

On television, she appeared in The Pacific for HBO and appeared on the 2006 Kennedy Center Honors. She has 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, the CBS series Without a Trace, Law & Order: SVU for NBC, and ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars.

She co-starred in M. Night Shyamalan’s film The Happening released in 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.

About the Mahaiwe

Located in downtown Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is the year-round presenter of world-class music, dance, theater, classic films, “Live in HD” broadcasts, and arts education programs for the southern Berkshires and neighboring regions. The intimate jewel box of a theater opened in 1905 and has been in continuous operation for over 100 years. In 2005, the theater experienced a renaissance as a beautifully restored 681-seat venue to offer a broad range of cultural and community events. Today’s “Mahaiwe Mix” of diverse, high quality programming strives to provide meaningful, memorable entertainment for all ages and interests.

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