Big news: Betty Buckley has just shaared via facebook that she is slated to return to the London theatre as Countess Aurelia in the upcoming production of Dear World at Charing Cross Theatre in February, 2013! Written by Jerry Herman, Dear World is the musical version of The Madwoman of Chaillot. Dear World enjoyed a short run on Broadway in 1968, starring Angela Lansbury as Aurelia who earned a second Tony award as Best Actress in a Musical. It's one of my favorite recordings and I can't wait to hear Betty take on this magnificent role. See you across the pond, Betty Lynn!