Broadway Unplugged, the critically acclaimed concert with “Sound Design by God” returns to Town Hall for its record-breaking 14th season on Monday, July 25 at 8 PM. The concert stars Tony Award Winner Chuck Cooper, 2X Tony Nominee Tom Wopat, Olivier Nominee Kyle Scatliffe, 2X Drama Desk Nominee Alix Korey, Drama Desk Nominee Ryan Silverman, downtown diva Molly Pope, and many more award-winning stars. Broadway Unplugged has been featured in The New York Times, Playbill.com, The Huffington Post, The Daily News, and many other publications during the last 14 years, with all the feature pieces and reviews citing the extraordinary excitement the audience experiences at Town Hall when they hear the pure human voice ring out loud and clear — and beautifully — in a 1,500 seat theater.
Scott Siegel, the creator/writer/director and host of Broadway Unplugged, has long been a champion of Broadway show tunes sung without amplification (as they were during the golden years of the Broadway musical). It was fifteen years ago when he first asked a performer to sing unplugged in the series he created for Town Hall, Broadway by the Year. The extraordinary and thunderous applause that performance received, emboldened him to create Broadway Unplugged soon thereafter, and the applause has not stopped yet.
Nor has the desire of today’s performers to show that they have same vocal chops as the stars of yesteryear. Among the stars who have preformed “unplugged” for Siegel at Town Hall include Sutton Foster, Marc Kudisch, Cheyenne Jackson, Howard McGillin, Michael Cerveris, Stephanie J. Block, Beth Leavel, Ashley Brown, Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner, etc. And the tradition continues this year with the stars mentioned above, as well as Jeannette Bayardelle (Celie in the original production of The Color Purple), William Michals (Emile deBeque in the Lincoln Center production of South Pacific), Brian Charles Rooney (The Three-Penny Opera), and more!
Tickets for Broadway Unplugged:
Orchestra & Loge: $100
Front Balcony: $60
Rear Balcony: $30
Tickets available at The Town Hall Box Office – 123 West 43rd Street – everyday from Noon to 6 PM except Sunday, via Ticketmaster, or directly from producer Scott Siegel at: SiegelEntertainment@msn.com
Broadway Unplugged is sponsored, in part, by Jujamycin Theaters, Dr. Stu Chassen, Doris & Edwin Cohen, Steve Phillips, Sue Fallon, Carolyn Montgomery, and nearly 100 additional donors!
54 SINGS BROADWAY’S JUKEBOX MUSICALS
July 7 & 21, August 4 & 18 – all shows at 9:30 PM
54 Sings Broadway’s Jukebox Musicals, created by Scott Siegel, is a show at the crossroads of Broadway and Top 40 Radio! In recent years, many of our most successful Broadway shows have been “Jukebox Musicals” — shows built around famous hit songs, pop stars and/or famous rock ‘n’ roll songwriters. Those great tunes we all grew up with have taken on new lives and have reached brand new contemporary audiences in blockbuster shows like Mamma Mia! (ABBA), Jersey Boys (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), Beautiful (Carole King), 5 Guys Names Moe (music of Louis Jordan), Beatlemania (The Beatles), Movin’ Out (Billy Joel), Motown: The Musical, All Shook Up (Elvis), and a great many more.
Broadway Jukebox mines these audience favorites to provide a sweeping, musical panorama of hit song after hit song, all of which have been featured on Broadway. These classic songs will be performed throughout the Summer, every other Thursday night, by a rotating cast of versatile Broadway and Nightclub stars. This week’s stars include Rebecca LaChance, who starred as Carol King on Broadway in Beautiful, Drama Desk Nominee Farah Alvin (Saturday Night Fever, Grease, The Look of Love, It Shoulda Been You – all on Broadway, Douglas Ladnier (who has performed in more than 60 countries!), plus two Rising Stars, Law Terrell Dunford and Rachel Dickson. And there may a surprise guest star, as well!
The show will be produced/written/directed/narrated by Scott Siegel, who is the creator/writer/director/host of Broadway by the Year at The Town Hall (now in its 16th critically acclaimed season), Broadway Unplugged (13 years at The Town Hall), The Nightlife Awards (13 years at The Town Hall) Broadway’s Rising Stars (9 years at The Town Hall), and producer/director/writer for Michael Feinstein at Jazz at Lincoln Center (2 years), plus a wide variety of popular and critically acclaimed shows for Feinstein’s/54 Below.
July 21 Cast:
Law Terrell Dunford
Tickets & Info: (646) 476-3551