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For Release Upon Receipt - October 27, 2009
Contact: Lauren Domingos, 617-358-1688, ldomingo@bu.edu

Award Winning Actress and Singer Betty Buckley To Speak At Boston University

Boston – The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University will host an evening with Tony award-winning actress and singer Betty Buckley. Buckley made her Broadway debut in 1969 and has been referred to as the "Voice of Brodway" ever since. Her career, marked by her rendition of "Memory" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, established her as one of the most distinguished theatrical legends of our time. The event will include the opening of Buckley's exhibition, a lecture, and a reception.

Event Details

Title: Gotlieb Lecture Featuring Betty Buckley
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Metcalf Hall (2nd Floor of the George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston)
Admission: Free and open to the public
Contact: For more information, call 617-353-3696 or email archives@bu.edu

Buckley made her theatrical debut in 1776 and has since had prominent roles in Broadway classics such as Pippin and Sunset Boulevard. In 1976, Buckley made the transition from theater to film, and was in the Brian Depalma film Carrie. In addition to acting, Buckley made thirteen solo music albums and performs extensively across the United States each year. She was nominated for a Grammy Award twice.

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University seeks to capture and document history by collecting the manuscripts from individuals who play significant roles in the fields of journalism, poetry, literature and criticism, dance, music, theatre, film, television, and political and religious movements. The Center strives to preserve the documents and make them readily available to researchers while administering all legal copyrights and restrictions. The Center also presents extensive exhibitions, seminars and tours for students, parents, alumni, various visiting groups and members of the public. For more information, email archives@bu.edu.