Betty Buckley: Performance From the Heart

 

This exhibition documented the career of actress-singer Betty Buckley, from her beginnings as a young beauty pageant contestant through her impressive, dynamic and diverse career on Broadway (Pippin in 1973, CATS in 1982, Sunset Boulevard in 1994 and Triumph of Love in 1997); television and film (Eight is Enough in 1979. Tender Mercies with Robert Duvall in 1982); and on the concert stage.

The exhibition was built upon photographs and programs as well as other material related to her various projects: her actor's notebook from the rehearsal process of Sunset Boulevard, a sheet of typewritten lyrics to a song written by Ms. Buckley herself, and a collection of notes and letters to her from other famous "divas:" Patti Lupone, Glenn Close, and Elaine Paige. There was even material from the short-lived musical version of the horror classic Carrie, which opened on Broadway May 12, 1988 and closed May 15th after five performances.

This exhibition is no longer on view.

Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison