Larsen, McCartney and Metz Appear at Chatterbox, Dec. 29
The weekly chat show, a Broadway institution for some years, features Broadway stars confiding stories to Rudetsky at Don't Tell Mama on Thursdays at 6 PM. The $10 donation benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the nation's leading industry-based, not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization.
Larsen earned a Tony nomination--as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards nods--for her performance as Cleo in The Most Happy Fella. Other Broadway credits include Hairspray, The Smell of the Kill, The Rocky Horror Show, Damn Yankees, Starmites and Fiddler on the Roof.
McCartney's Broadway credits include Taboo, Dance of the Vampires, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mamma Mia!, The Phantom of The Opera and Les Miserables. She also appeared in the Boston production of Nunsense for almost two years.
Metz has been seen on Broadway in the current revival of Fiddler on the Roof, Marie Christine, On the Town, and Once Upon a Mattress, and off-Broadway in Hurrah at Last, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change and Falsettoland.
Bingo is currently running at St. Luke's Theatre (308 W. 46th St.). Directed by Thomas Caruso and featuring a book by Michael Heitzman and Ilene Reid, lyrics by Heitzman and music by Heitzman, Reid and David Holcenberg, Bingo also stars Klea Blackhurst, Chevi Colton, Beth Malone and Patrick Ryan Sullivan. Jessica Snow-Wilson will replace Malone on January 2nd.
A man of many talents, Rudetsky has teamed up with The Actor's Fund as Artistic Producer, conductor and musical director on star-studded productions of Hair, Chess, Funny Girl and the Dreamgirls 20th Anniversary Concert, and most recently, On the Twentieth Century. Rudetsky filmed five episodes of All My Children last year as Rudy the choreographer opposite Susan Lucci and entertained wildly enthusiastic audiences in his long running Off-Broadway, GLAAD-nominated hit which he originally developed at Ars Nova. As a pit pianist and conductor, Rudetsky has leant his talents to over 15 Broadway shows, including Rhapsody in Seth,42nd Street, The Full Monty, Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia! and The Producers. Rudetsky was part of the three-time Emmy-nominated comedy writing team for The Rosie O'Donnell Show and wrote the lyrics and opening numbers of the 1998 and 2000 Tony Awards shows. The host of Seth's Broadway Chatterbox, he can be heard everyday as a deejay on SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
In addition to the $10 donation, a two-drink minimum is required.
Don't Tell Mama is located in New York City on West 46th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. For reservations, call (212) 757-0788. For more information, visit www.sethsbroadwaychatterbox.com. For more on Bingo, visit www.bingothemusical.com.