Cast Announced for Broadway Unplugged 11/15
In what has become a Fall concert tradition in New York, some of the biggest and brightest Broadway stars of today, show that they've got the same vocal chops as the stars of yesteryear when they blow the roof off of the 1,500 seat Town Hall without using microphones.
Singing Broadway show tunes the way they used to be sung -- without any electronic amplification ("Unplugged") -- the audience hears the pure human voice the way one never hears it anymore in a Broadway theater. And it is thrilling! For those that are tired of today's constant over-amplification of Broadway musicals, this concert is both an eye and ear opener; lyrics are easier to hear and the sound is clean and crisp! Especially with a cast of big boomers like this...
BROADWAY UNPLUGGED (with "Sound Design by God") boasts a stellar cast that includes Stephanie J. Block (Drama Desk Nominee), Marc Kudisch (3 time Tony Nominee), James Barbour (Drama League Award Winner and Drama Desk Nominee), Euan Morton (Tony Nominee), Julia Murney (Drama Desk Nominee), Ron Raines (3 time Emmy Nominee), we also have Quentin Earl Darrington (Coalhouse Walker in recent acclaimed Broadway revival of Ragtime), Max Von Essen (Dance of the Vampire), William Michals (Emile De Beque in Lincoln Center production of South Pacific), Karen Mason (coming to Broadway again in the Spring in Wonderland), Bill Daugherty (of Daugherty & Fields fame), Jeffry Denman (Drama Desk Nominee), Erin Denman (42nd St.), Ron Bohmer (Drama Desk Nominee), and more!
BROADWAY UNPLUGGED is created, written and hosted by author/producer Scott Siegel, who is responsible for more than seventy concerts at Town Hall during the last ten years that highlight and preserve The Great American Songbook. About BROADWAY UNPLUGGED, he said, "This concert is, perhaps, the purest expression of affection for this music that I've ever witnessed so joyfully shared by both the audience and our performers. The singers love to sing Unplugged because they have been trained to sing like this and rarely get the chance to do it. The audience loves it because they've rarely had the chance to listen to Broadway music in such a beautifully intimate way. And, finally, the evening is always charged by the fact that when a contemporary Broadway show tune is performed in a hall of this size without a microphone it is often being done for the first time in musical theater history!"
November 15 at 8PM
Town Hall Box Office is located at 123 West 43rd Street
Tickets are $25, $50, $75
And can be purchased by visiting TicketMaster.com or calling 800-982-2787
For more information, email SiegelEntertainment@msn.com
In addition to BROADWAY UNPLUGGED , "The Siegel Season at Town Hall" will also feature three additional events:
Saturday, January 15th at 8 PM
Marc Kudisch will take the stage in his solo concert debut in a show entitled:
THE LOWER DEPTHS: IN DEFENSE OF THE BARITONE VOICE.
Expect it to be funny, informative, and ferocious!
Monday, January 31 at 7 PM
NINTH ANNUAL NIGHT LIFE AWARDS
This is the concert that Stephen Holden of the NY Times called "The equivalent of the Tony's for New York's Nighltife." What makes this concert special is that all the winners, chosen by the press, perform to show why they were chosen. IT IS THE WORLD'S ONE AND ONLY ALL-PERFORMANCE AWARD SHOW! And it is always packed with stars from top to bottom.
Thursday, February 17th
ALL-STAR BEST OF Jim Caruso'S CAST PARTY -
a Benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDs.
Scott will present the final show of his season, Jim Caruso's famous high-end open mike night that draws the biggest stars in show business will take the Town Hall stage in what promises to be a night not soon forgotten. Hosted by Jim Caruso, with Billy Stritch at the piano, this will be a star-studded benefit extravaganza.
THE SIEGEL SEASON is supported, in part, by The Edythe Kenner Foundation, ASCAP, Jill & Irwin Cohen, Peter & Barbara Leavy, TheaterMania.com, Steve & Eda Sorokoff, Stuart E. Bloom & Robert L. Aaron: Lightstyles, LLC, Thoroughbred Records, and Steven T. Ernst.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride/WM Photos