Created and hosted by Scott Siegel, the evening will feature tunes from the American musical theatre. Those performers who had previously been announced to lend their unamplified voices to the 8 PM event include Ashley Brown, Jeff McCarthy, Marc Kudisch, William Michals and Bill Daugherty. They will be joined by Marilyn Maye, Chuck Cooper, Matt Cavenaugh, Julia Murney, Christiane Noll, Cheryl Freeman, Lorinda Lisitza, Ron Bohmer and Erin Denman; the latter will "lead a small troupe of Broadway gypsys who will also sing and dance unplugged," according to a press release.
In a statement creator, writer and host Siegel said, "I believe this will be the first time that Marilyn Maye has ever performed in a major concert hall without a microphone. Broadway Unplugged has, from the very first, been a unique event in the New York musical theatre world, but getting Marilyn Maye on the Town Hall stage to sing a couple of Broadway show tunes the way they were heard in the old days, well, that's going to be quite a treat. Anyone who has heard her these last few years in New York during her consistently sold out nightclub engagements will attest that she remains at the top of her game. After holding the record for the most appearances (76) by a vocalist on the 'Tonight Show' starring Johnny Carson, Marilyn Maye is about to take on yet another challenge: singing unplugged at Town Hall at the age of eighty — and very probably blowing the roof of the place!"
Tickets for Broadway Unplugged, priced $25-$75, are currently on sale by calling (212) 307-4100 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.
Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 West 43rd Street.