Created and hosted by Scott Siegel, the evening will feature tunes from the American musical theatre. Nearly 20 stars will lend their unamplified voices to the one-night-only event. Those performers scheduled to participate include Tony Award winners Sutton Foster, John Lloyd Young, Beth Leavel and Chuck Cooper as well as Marc Kudisch, Euan Morton, Nancy Anderson, Sarah Uriarte Berry, Bill Daugherty, Jeffry Denman, Lisa Howard, Cheyenne Jackson, Douglas Ladnier, Norm Lewis, Liz McCartney, William Michals and Connie Pachl. Show time is 8 PM.
In a statement producer Siegel said, "Of all the concerts that I produce, this one seems the most ideally matched between performer and audience; both are hungry for the experience. The performers are excited to put their own talents on the line, while musical theatre audiences – sick to death of over-amplified productions – are thrilled to hear these great voices, singing great Broadway songs, the way they it used to be heard.”
The recording of the first Broadway Unplugged concert — held Sept. 27, 2004, at Town Hall — is available 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. Visit www.bayviewrecords.com for details.
Tickets for Broadway Unplugged, priced $25-$75, are currently on sale by calling (212) 307-4100 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available beginning Oct. 20 at the Town Hall box office.
Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 West 43rd Street.