Episode 42: Betty Buckley: Singer, Actor, Storyteller

Jamie, Rob, and Jennifer kick off season two of The Fabulous Invalid by traveling up to Boston to sit down with star of stage and screen Betty Buckley during the final stop of her run as Dolly Levi in the national tour of “Hello, Dolly!”. Together, they discuss Betty’s illustrious career, what it’s like going on the road at age seventy, and learning new skill sets. We discover the secrets behind Betty’s Tony Award winning turn in “Cats”, and Rob offers a comparison of Thorton Wilder’s play “The Matchmaker” and its musical version, “Hello, Dolly!”.

This week’s music: “Push Da Button” from “The Color Purple”, and Betty Buckley singing, “Knowing When To Leave” from “Promises, Promises”, “Rose’s Turn”, from “Gypsy”, “With One Look”, from “Sunset Blvd.”, “Memory”, from “Cats”, “Hello, Dolly!” from “Hello, Dolly!’, “Old Friend” from “I’m Getting My Act Together”, and “Children Will Listen”, from “Into The Woods”.

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