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Betty Buckley Broadway Diva

Betty Buckley Broadway Diva - Betty Buckley, Broadway diva, television star, and Tony Award-winning actress put on a spectacular concert last week at The Carolina Theatre in Durham. Buckley's voice was in top-notch form and she commanded the stage with confidence and ease. Watching this remarkable artist perform was an unforgettable treat. Betty Buckley has true star quality and it shone brightly on stage in Durham last week.

Buckley took her audience on a personal journey, sharing stories and songs from her career with great honesty and emotion. Her concert, titled Betty Buckley: Broadway by Request, even includes some audience participation. Buckley often mentioned the names of audience members from stage and even brought one lucky, and somewhat terrified, man on stage. Ms. Buckley seems to truly appreciate and love her fans, and she makes it clear that she's happy to be sharing a personal and revealing evening with friends.

The evening began with a true diva classic from Sunset Boulevard "As If We Never Said Goodbye" followed by a song from 1776 in which she made her Broadway debut, "He Plays the Violin." Ms. Buckley then moved to more contemporary fair with a song from Avenue Q, "There's a Fine, Fine Line." This song may have been one of the most touching, and unexpected, of the evening. While there were no puppets on stage with Ms. Buckley, she did give a nod to the irreverence of the show with some simple and funny gestures. Ms. Buckley then moved back to more traditional songs including: "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered" from Pal Joey, "Hey, There (You with the Stars in Your Eyes)" from The Pajama Game, "You've Got Possibilities, from It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman, and two songs from The King and I, "We Kissed in a Shadow" and "I Have Dreamed".

Betty Buckley Broadway Diva


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