Sondheim Unplugged, which launched at the Beechman last summer, features an array of cabaret and theatre performers, as well as special guest stars who originated roles in Sondheim musicals. The performers are solely accompanied by piano.
The 7 PM show on Dec. 3 will feature Franz (original Stepmother from Into the Woods), Ralston (original Jenny in Company and Mrs. Nordstrom in A Little Night Music) and Rice (the original Johanna in Sweeney Todd).
Also scheduled to appear are Lisa Asher, David Brian Colbert, David Gurland, Rob Maitner, Kevin Michael Murphy, Mark Nadler, Marni Nixon, Leenya Rideout, Julie Reyburn, Bruce Sabath, Jessica Vosk and Jason Williams.
Phil Geoffrey Bond hosts the series that features a rotating list of regular performers including Carey Anderson, Lisa Asher, Christina Bianco, David Brian Colbert, Harris Doran, Natalie Douglas, Michelle Dowdy, Barbara Fasano, Terese Genecco, Eric Michael Gillett, Larry Hamilton, Joe Iconis, David Gurland, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Trent Armand Kendall, Audrey Lavine, Lorinda Lisitza, Karen Mack, Rob Maitner, Cindy Marchionda, Liz McCartney, Susie Mosher, Mark Nadler, Karen Oberlin, Miles Phillips, Shaynee Rainbolt, Leenya Rideout, Jana Robbins, Becca Johnson Southworth, Trevor Southworth, Elizabeth Stanley, Katie Thompson, Will Trice, Jonathan Whitton and Lennie Watts.
There is a $20 cover and a $15 food and beverage minimum. Phone (212) 695-6909 for reservations. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located within The West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd St.