For Buckley playing a female impersonator in Drood was pivotal. Not only did she earn a tony award, the part would lead to a longstanding fascination with singing classic standards that were written for men.
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Betty Buckley won raves and even nabbed a Tony Award for playing an aging feline -- so, by comparison, a little gender-bending seems oddly natural.
As one of Broadway's absolute best singing actors, Buckley is used to having previews to work out what she's doing before tough-minded commentators descend. Unfortunately, that's not the cabaret case.
The Scissor Sisters are huge around the world, but in the United States, it seems like they're still a breaking act, and I kind of don't understand that.
Pierce has a resonant baritone-bass that doesn't come as a total surprise after his stints in the one-word-titled musicals Spamalot and Curtains.
I have watched the Hudson River go by for most of my life, and I decided it was time to get to know it better.
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