Sarah Rice, Marni Nixon & More Set for SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, 10/20
Following an unprecedented thirty-one show run, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, the acclaimed and award-winning cabaret series, continues on Sunday, October 20 at 7pm at 54 Below. Sondheim Unplugged is currently celebrating the third year of it's smash run, having begun this journey of celebrating Sondheim in July of 2010.
SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED features an array of Broadway and Cabaret's most dynamic performers, celebrating the work of Broadway's most beloved and prolific composer, accompanied by piano only. The series boasts an impressive, rotating cast of some of the theatre world and cabaret's most impressive talents, all of whom perform their favorite Sondheim tunes, accompanied by piano only.
54 Below is located beneath the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th St., in the heart of New York's Theatre district. There is a $35 cover charge, as well as a $25 food/beverage minimum (a full dinner menu is available). For tickets, click here or call 866 468 7619.
This month, we're thrilled to welcome special guests Marni Nixon, Sarah Rice, Eric Michael Gillett & Melanie Vaughan. The cast also includes cabaret and Broadway veterans Christina Bianco (Newsical, YouTube Sensation), Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Tony nominee, Avenue Q),Marilyn Maye (NYC's favorite nightclub singer), Vivian Reed (Tony nominee, Bubbling Brown Sugar) and Lucia Spina (Broadway's Kinky Boots, South Pacific). Sondheim Unplugged is hosted by 54 Below's Director of Original Programming, Phil Geoffrey Bond, with Musical Direction byJoe Goodrich. In 2011, Sondheim Unplugged received the 2011 Bistro Award for Outstanding Cabaret Series, and was nominated for the 2011 MAC Award.
Past special guests have included George Lee Andrews (A Little Night Music), Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music), Erin Davie (A Little Night Music revival), Claybourne Elder (Road Show), Harvey Evans (West Side Story, Anyone Can Whistle), Steve Elmore (Company),Danielle Ferland (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George), Joy Franz (Into the Woods, Assassins), Annie Golden (Assassins), Hunter Herdlicka (A Little Night Music), Dee Hoty (Papermill's Follies), Ken Jennings (Sweeney Todd), Victoria Mallory (Follies, A Little Night Music),Donna McKechnie (Company), Crista Moore (Gypsy), Ann Morrison (Merrily We Roll Along), Pamela Myers (Company), Kurt Peterson(Follies), Teri Ralston (A Little Night Music), Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd), Alice Ripley (Kennedy Center's Company), Melanie Vaughan (Sunday in the Park with George), Pamela Winslow Kashani (Into the Woods), Terri White (Follies) & Chip Zien (Into the Woods), among others.
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