Fort Worth — Lots of news on the Betty Buckley front. First, Fort Worth's Tony-winning Broadway star will appear in two concerts in Fort Worth, in which she'll perform songs from her excellent 2014 album, the T. Bone Burnett-produced Ghostlight. Pianist Christian Jacobs joins her. The concerts are 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at McDavid Studio, next to Bass Performance Hall. See more at our listing here; and see a video of her talking about the new album at the bottom of this article.
Also, she's holding another of her popular Song Interpretation Workshops in Fort Worth, beginning April 15.
Below is the full press release, with info on how to sign up.
Fort Worth — Theatre Hall of Fame honoree and legendary Broadway star Betty Buckley will be offering a three month Spring Intensive Song Interpretation Workshop at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth beginning April 15. The training will focus on preparations for Story Songs V, a concert to be presented in June, starring participants in the workshop.
During her workshops, Ms. Buckley shares her expertise and guides her students through a methodology that facilitates audience connection through songs and monologues. Her emotional connection to songs and audiences is renowned, and that very connection is at the heart of what Ms. Buckley imparts to her students.
The Workshop includes high school age, amateur and professional singers and actors. Auditors are welcome and will participate in the group exercises. Full participants will also do one on one work with Buckley directing their songs or monologues. Catherine Mallette of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram observes Buckley’s passion for teaching here.
Buckley is especially proud of her high school students, all of whom, through the work they have done in her past workshops, have been admitted to the universities and performing arts conservatories of their choice. “It gives me such joy to assist the growth of my younger students and to facilitate the dreams of my mature students to step into their true potential. It is my privilege to pass along the tools given to me by my great teachers,” Buckley said.
Actress/Singer Buckley, additionally a film, television and concert/recording artist, has been teaching in her hometown of Fort Worth for the past eight years. She shares her expertise and guides her students through a methodology that facilitates audience connection through songs and monologues. Her emotional connection to songs and audiences is renowned, and that very connection is at the heart of what Ms. Buckley imparts to her students.
The Workshop consists of 24 evening meetings beginning at 6:30 p.m. on March 23 and is held at the Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth. An accompanist will be provided. For further details and to arrange an interview, prospective participants should contact firstname.lastname@example.org For more information go to www.bettybuckley.com.
About Betty Buckley: Ms. Buckley starred in the World Premiere of Horton Foote’s brilliant play The Old Friends at New York’s Signature Theatre and repeated her performance last summer at The Alley Theatre in Houston. She plays a recurring role on ABC Family’s hit show Pretty Little Liars. Her critically acclaimed shows, Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway and The Other Woman: The Vixens of Broadway debuted at Feinstein’s, New York City’s illustrious cabaret room. In 2012, she co-starred in Dallas Theatre Center’s smash hit Arsenic and Old Lace. The Tony award winner has thrilled audiences with acclaimed performances in such shows in Broadway and on London’s West End as Sunset Boulevard, Cats, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Carrie, Song & Dance, Triumph of Love, Pippin, Promise, Promises and 1776. Her highly praised starring role in the M. Night Shyamalan feature film The Happening, joins her other memorable film performances including Tender Mercies, Frantic and Carrie.
In addition to her recent Theatre Hall of Fame induction, in 2009, Ms. Buckley was honored with the Texas Medal of Arts Award for Theater and was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2007. She is a Tony Award Winner and has been nominated for a second Tony, an Olivier Award & Evening Standard Award in London. She has received two Emmy nominations for her work in television & two Grammy nominations for her recordings.
Her newest recording Ghostlight produced by legendary T Bone Burnett was released in September of 2014.
The Betty Lynn Buckley Awards, honoring outstanding Musical Theater in Tarrant County High Schools, was named for Buckley and her outstanding contribution to Musical Theater.