Betty Buckley's Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway at Sunset Center
- When: Saturday, February 4, 2012, 8 p.m.
- Where: Sunset Center, Carmel
- Cost: $59 - $125
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Pop, Vocal music
What a career singer and actress Betty Buckley has built over the years. The Texas native first occupied a Broadway stage in 1969 in musical 1776, then, in subsequent shows, earned a title as "The Voice of Broadway" from New York Magazine, especially for her singular singing on "Memory" in Andrew Lloyd Weber's Cats. She starred also on TV's Eight is Enough, and bagged roles in Carrie (as Carrie's gym coach), Woody Allen's Another Woman and Roman Polanski's Frantic, HBO's Ozz series, all while churning out 12 solo albums, composing and teaching. This show represents her homage to male Broadway singers, chocked full of songs composed for men like "When You're a Jet" and "Maria" from West Side Story, "Luck Be a Lady Tonight" from Guys and Dolls, and a medley from Sweeney Todd. Her show of talent and charm, in anticipation of her latest T-Bone Burnett-produced album, is interspersed with stories and wit from the Great White Way, accompanied by pianist Christian Jacob, bassist Peter Barshay and dummer Matt Betton, and followed by a VIP reception. [WR]
8pm. Sunset Center, San Carlos between Eighth and Ninth, Carmel. $59-$79/general; $125/VIP reception ticket. 620-2048, www.sunsetcenter.org.