Callaway Replaces York in Broadway Musicals of 1962 Concert; Unplugged Announcement, Too

News   Callaway Replaces York in Broadway Musicals of 1962 Concert; Unplugged Announcement, Too Liz Callaway has joined the roster of stars taking part in the upcoming concert The Broadway Musicals of 1962. Callaway replaces the previously announced Rachel York, who is now set to play Mother in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Ragtime, which begins performances June 8.
Liz Callaway
Liz Callaway

The Broadway Musicals of 1962, part of the acclaimed "Broadway By the Year" series, will be held June 13 at Town Hall. The concert, created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel, will also feature the talents of Brad Oscar, Felicia Finley, Danny Gurwin, Christine Pedi and Scott Coulter with songs from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Stop the World I Want to Get Off, I Can Get it for You Wholesale and All American. Bryan Batt, currently part of the company of the Tony-winning La Cage aux Folles revival, will make his New York directorial debut with the concert. Show time is 8 PM.

June 13 concertgoers can also expect producer Siegel to announce the exact date for the second annual Broadway Unplugged concert, which will be held this September at Town Hall. The concert will feature a host of Broadway and cabaret stars singing without amplification. The first sold-out concert was held Sept. 27, 2004, and featured, among others, Stephanie J. Block, Debbie Gravitte and Alice Ripley.

Liz Callaway was most recently on Broadway in The Look of Love. She made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, and also took part in the anniversary concert of that musical. For her work in the musical Baby, Callaway received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, and her other Broadway credits include The Three Musketeers, Miss Saigon and Cats. Callaway's solo recordings include "The Beat Goes On," "Anywhere I Wander—Liz Callaway Sings Frank Loesser" and "The Story Goes On." She was also part of the recent all-star Hair concert.

Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 West 43rd Street. Tickets for The Broadway Musicals of 1962, priced $40 and $45, are available by calling the theatre's box office at (212) 840-2824 or TicketMaster at (212) 307-4100.