"Broadway Unplugged"

Merkin Hall at The Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street , New York, NY 10023

An exciting cross section of New York's greatest singing stars will take the Merkin Hall stage to perform famous Broadway show tunes the way they used to be sung during the Great White Way's Golden Age: without microphones!

The creator, writer, director, and host of Broadway Unplugged, New York City impresario Scott Siegel said, "This is the concert, more than any other, that honors and celebrates the Broadway voice. Audiences get to hear Broadway show tunes in two distinct and historic ways; they hear the older, iconic songs the way they used to be heard by audiences, bringing history front and center. And they will also hear more recent Broadway show tunes that, in many cases, have not ever been performed in a concert hall without a microphone before, and therefore they will be heard afresh -- creating a new history for these already famous songs. And best of all, these great Broadway show tunes will be performed by an extraordinary and diverse assemblage of talented performers."

ARTISTS Farah Alvin (Drama Desk Nominee, Saturday Night Fever, Nine); John Easterlin (4X Grammy Winner, The Phantom of the Opera); Lisa Howard (Drama Desk Honoree, Escape from Margaritaville); Jillian Louis (It Shoulda Been You); William Michals (Emile de Beque in the Lincoln Center Production of South Pacific); Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town, Million Dollar Quartet); Brian Charles Rooney (The Three-Penny Opera); Michael Winther (Drama Desk Nominee, Songs From an Unmade Bed, What Makes it Great?)