Conceived, produced, written and hosted by cabaret critic Scott Siegel, those scheduled to perform include Foster and Kudisch as well as B.J. Crosby, Alice Playten, Emily Skinner, Mary Testa, Barbara Walsh, Ron Bohmer, Mary Bond Davis, Cheyenne Jackson, Eddie Korbich, Norm Lewis, William Michals, Christiane Noll, Bill Daugherty, Lennie Watts, Jenifer Kruskamp and Anne Steele. The musical director for the one-night-only event is Ross Patterson, who will lead his Little Big Band. About the evening, producer Siegel said in a recent statement, "The excitement surrounding last year's concert simply demanded that we do it again. I'm thrilled and humbled by the response of the Broadway community of stars because so many of them agreed to sing in this concert with so much enthusiasm."
The recording of the first Broadway Unplugged concert — held Sept. 27, 2004, at Town Hall — was recently released on CD. The Bayview Recordings disc features performances by Christine Andreas, Stephanie J. Block, Michael Cerveris, Ann Harada, Marc Kudisch, Norm Lewis, Alice Ripley, Mary Testa and many others. To purchase "Broadway Unplugged," visit www.bayviewrecords.com or call (310) 314-6462.
Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 West 43rd Street. Tickets, ranging from $25-$40, are available by calling (212) 307-4100 or by visiting the theatre's box office. (A post-show cast party, including buffet supper and beverages, is available for $50 per person; call 212-365 4345.)