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BETTY BUCKLEY IN CONCERT, OCTOBER 14

September 14, 2006
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR THE ARTS WELCOMES BACK BROADWAY LEGEND
BETTY BUCKLEY
Saturday, October 14, 2006, 8:00 p.m.


Fairfax, Virginia, September 11, 2006—Betty Buckley—“The Voice of Broadway!” (New York Magazine)—won her first Tony as Broadway’s 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 Hisione in Triumph of Love, and an Olivier Award nomination for her interpretation of Norma Desmond in the London production of Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard. Other Broadway credits include 1776, Pippin, Song and Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Carrie. With more than thirty years of musical theater, film and recording to her credit, Betty Buckley is a legend whose performances have been consistently praised. The New York Times called her concert an “artful blend of storytelling and picture painting that reaches high and goes deep.” The chanteuse returns to the Center for the Arts on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 8:00 p.m. with an evening of charming banter and, of course, unparalleled interpretations of the best of Broadway, the Great American Songbook, jazz standards and much more. Ms. Buckley is accompanied by Clifford Carter on piano and Dan Weiss on drums and Phil Palombi on bass. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticketholders, begins at 7:15 on the Grand Tier of the Concert Hall.

Off-Broadway, Ms. Buckley has been lauded for myriad performances, including William Finn’s critically acclaimed Elegies at Lincoln Center and the Vineyard Theater’s production of Nicky Silver’s The Eros Trilogy. At the 2003 Williamstown Theater Festival, she reprised the role of Jenny Diver in Threepenny Opera (a role for which she received raves in 1992).

Betty Buckley’s film appearances include roles 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. Betty Buckley’s solo CD, Stars and the Moon: Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar Warehouse, was nominated for a Grammy Award.

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This performance is part of the American Echoes series sponsored by
VERIZON FEDERAL NETWORK SYSTEMS


Tickets for BETTY BUCKLEY are $44, $36, $22. Charge by phone at
888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. The Center for the Arts complex is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the deck adjacent to the mainstage Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university lot K. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa