SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED to Continue 9/15 at 54 Below with Dee Hoty, Alice Ripley and More

Following an unprecedented thirty show run, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, the acclaimed and award-winning cabaret series, continues on Sunday, Sept 15 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 will 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, visit: http://54below.com/wordpress/?artist=sondheim-unplugged or call 866 468 7619.

This month the show will welcome special guests Dee Hoty, Pamela Myers, Sarah Rice & Alice Ripley. The cast also includes cabaret and Broadway veterans Trent Armand Kendall (Broadway's Smokey Joe's Cafe, Into the Woods), Award-winning vocal group Marquee Five, T. Oliver Reid (Broadway's Sister Act, The Color Purple), Julie Reyburn (MAC/Bistro/Nightlife Award winner) 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 by Joe Goodman. 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), 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), 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), Melanie Vaughan (Sunday in the Park with George), Pamela Winslow Kashani (Into the Woods), Terri White (Follies) & Chip Zien (Into the Woods), among others.

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is the new performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, 54 BELOW is a classically designed, state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. In their description of 54 BELOW, The New York Timeswrites "the club has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan's other major supper clubs." Located at 254 West 54th Street, 54 BELOW features up to
three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$95.



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