Following six sold out shows, The Laurie Beechman Theatre continued their hit series, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED for a seventh installment, Friday, October 1 at 7pm. Joining the cast were four special guests, all of whom originated roles in Sondheim musicals: Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, A Little night Music), Annie Golden (Assassins), Victoria Mallory (A Little Night Music) and Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd).
Also appearing in the October 1 concert were Tom Andersen, Bobby Belfry, Christina Bianco, Eric Comstock, Harris Doran, Barbara Fasano, Joe Iconis, Steven Lutvak, Stearns Matthews, Julie Reyburn, Will Trice, Mark Watson and Jason Williams.
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. 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.
SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED boasts an impressive, rotating cast of some of the Theatre World and cabaret's most dynamic talents, all of whom will perform their favorite Sondheim tunes. Included in the cast: Carey Anderson (Avenue Q, Mamma Mia), Lisa Asher (MAC & Nightlife Award Winner),Christina Bianco (Drama Desk Nominee, Forbidden Broadway), David Brian Colbert (MAC Award Winner), Harris Doran, Natalie Douglas (MAC Award Winner), Michelle Dowdy (Hairspray), Kevin Dozier, Barbara Fasano (MAC /Bistro/Nightlife Award Winner), Terese Genecco (MAC & Bistro Award Winner), Eric Michael Gillett (Sweet Smell of Success, Kiss Me, Kate, MAC Award Winner),Larry Hamilton, Joe Iconis (Drama Desk Nominee), David Gurland (MAC/Bistro Award Winner),Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music), Becca Southworth Johnson (The After Party), Trent Armand Kendall (Into the Woods), Audrey Lavine (Rags, Carrie), Lorinda Lisitza (Nightlife Award Winner), Karen Mack (MAC Award Winner), Rob Maitner (Bistro Award Winner), Cindy Marchionda(Jeff Award Winner), Liz McCartney (South Pacific, Taboo), Susie Mosher (Hairspray), Julia Murney(Wicked), Mark Nadler (MAC Award Winner), Karen Oberlin (MAC & Bistro Award Winner), Phyllis Pastore (MAC Award winner), Miles Phillips (MAC Award Winner), Marybeth Purdy, Shaynee Rainbolt (MAC Award Winner), Julie Reyburn (MAC/Bistro/Nightlife Award winner), Leenya Rideout(Company), Jana Robbins (Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Gypsy), Anne Runolfsson (Phantom of the Opera, Victor/Victoria), Nikki Scalera (Hairspray), Elizabeth Stanley (Company, Cry Baby, Million Dollar Quartet), Katie Thompson (Giant), Will Trice (MAC Award Winner), Jonathan Whitton (MAC Award Winner), Stephen Wallem (Nurse Jackie), Lennie Watts (MAC Award Winner) & Joann Yeoman.
Past special guests have included Danielle Ferland (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George), Pamela Myers (Company), Kurt Peterson (Follies), and Pamela Winslow Kashani (Into the Woods). Each evening is hosted by Director/Producer Phil Geoffrey Bond (MAC/Bistro/Nightlife Award Winner), with Musical Direction by Ray Fellman (Bistro Award Winner).
Annie Golden and Len Cariou
Victoria Mallory and Len Cariou
Bobby Belfry and Tom Andersen
Will Trice and Harris Doran
Will Trice, Harris Doran and Bobby Belfry
Mark Watson and Bobby Belfry
Annie Golden and Julie Reyburn
Joe Iconis, Annie Golden and Jason "Sweet Tooth" Williams
Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano
Eric Comstock, Stearns Matthews and Barbara Fasano
Steven Lutvak and Tom Andersen
Harris Doran and Christina Bianco
Mark Watson and Sarah Rice
Len Cariou and Sarah Rice
Annie Golden, Len Cariou and Sarah Rice
Victoria Mallory, Len Cariou and Annie Golden
Harris Doran and Len Cariou
Len Cariou and Stearns Matthews
Len Cariou and Mark Janas
Victoria Mallory, Richard Jay-Alexander and Sarah Rice
Will Trice and Annie Golden