Following eighteen sold out shows, the hit cabaret series SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED will continue for an nineteenth installment, Sunday, October 30 at 7pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. Sondheim Unplugged is currently celebrating the second year of it's smash run, having begun this journey of celebrating Sondheim in July of 2010. The series will close, following an unprecedented 17 month run, with its 20th performance on Monday, November 28 at 7pm.
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.
The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located within the West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd St., in the heart of New York's theatre district. There is a $20 cover charge, as well as a $15 food/beverage minimum (a full dinner menu is available). For reservations, which are necessary, please call 212 695 6909.
This month will feature a very special guest, the woman who created the role of both Jenny in Company and Mrs. Nordstrom in A Little Night Music, Teri Ralston. Earlier this year, Sondheim Unplugged received the 2011 Bistro Award for Outstanding Cabaret Series, and was nominated for the 2011 MAC Award.
Also included in the cast on October 30 are an array of Broadway and cabaret alums, including Christina Bianco (Drama Desk nominee, Forbidden Broadway), Jim Brochu (Drama Desk Winner, Zero Hour), Joshua Cruz (Wig Out, Sex and the City 2), Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music, B'way revival), Opera Star Steven Harrison, Julie Reyburn (2011 MAC Award winner, Major Female Vocalist), Lucia Spina (Legally Blonde, South Pacific, Les Miz, Spelling Bee) and Stephen Wallem (Thor on Showtime's Nurse Jackie). The closing night cast will be announced at a later date. Sondheim Unplugged is hosted by Phil Geoffrey Bond. Musical Direction is by Mark Hartman (Avenue Q, Sondheim on Sondheim).
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), Danielle Ferland (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George), Joy Franz (Into the Woods, Assassins), Annie Golden (Assassins), Steve Elmore (Company), Ken Jennings (Sweeney Todd), Victoria Mallory (Follies, A Little Night Music), Donna McKechnie (Company), Crista Moore (Gypsy), 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).