THE BOOK OF MORMON's Gavin Creel to Make Provincetown Debut This Fall
Two-time Tony Award Nominee Gavin Creel will make his long-awaited Provincetown debut with the acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House series on September 5 and 6 at 7:00 PM featuring series host and SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky on the piano. Most recently, Gavin Creel won the 2014 Olivier Award and the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actor In A Musical for his starring role in London's West End production of The Book of Mormon in the role of Elder Price. For tickets and information, visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 508-487-9222.
Of his Tony-nominated role as Claude in the smash hit Broadway revival of "Hair," the New York Times hailed him as "the pure-voiced Gavin Creel," the Associated Press noted that "Gavin Creel, besides possessing a powerhouse voice, brings a sweet-tempered poignancy to Claude". Just three years after graduating from the University of Michigan, Creel was cast in his first Broadway show -- "Thoroughly Modern Millie"-- as Millie's (Sutton Foster's) love interest Jimmy Smith. He received his first Tony nomination for his performance, of which the Daily News wrote "Gavin Creel could not be better. He dances and sings with just the right light touch and charm." He also appeared on Broadway in the revival of "La Cage aux Folles" as Jean-Michel, as well as the Goodman Theatre/Kennedy Center production of "Bounce," American Repertory Theater's premier of the new rock musical "Prometheus," the New York concert versions of "Hair" and "Bright Lights, Big City," and on London's West End in "Mary Poppins" and "Hair." Other notices, such as being called the "Broadway hottie" by famed celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, have helped to cement his status as a contemporary stage heart throb. On television he has been featured with Julie Andrews in "Eloise at the Plaza" and "Eloise at Christmastime." His studio recordings include GoodTimeNation, Quiet, Get Out and the single 'Noise'.
In 2009, Gavin Creel was honored as one of OUT Magazine's Out 100 for his work as an advocate for the LGBT community and co-founder of Broadway Impact, a grassroots organization of the theatre community fighting for marriage equality. Through this advocacy work, he has gained national attention performing and speaking at events such as the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) national dinner alongside Lady Gaga and keynote speaker President Obama; The Cyndi Lauper True Colors Cabaret series featuring Jason Mraz, Rufus Wainwright, and Sara Bareilles; and on the Capitol lawn at the 2009 Equality March. The Art House is proud to present Gavin Creel's debut performances for Provincetown audiences.
Seth Rudetsky is the afternoon Broadway host on Sirius XM satellite radio. As a musician, he has played piano for over a dozen Broadway shows including "Ragtime," "Les Miserables," and "Phantom of the Opera." He was also the Artistic Producer and Music Director for the first five annual Actors Fund Fall Concerts, which included "Dreamgirls" with Audra McDonald (recorded on Nonesuch Records) and "Hair" with Jennifer Hudson (recorded on Ghostlight Records, Grammy nomination). As a comic he was awarded "Funniest Gay Male in NY" at Stand-Up NY and is a three-time Emmy nominee as a writer for "The Rosie O'Donnell Show." As an actor, he made his Broadway debut in "The Ritz" directed by Joe Mantello, and has appeared on television on "Law and Order C.I." and All My Children," "Bunheads," and as himself on NBC TV's "Smash." As an author, he wrote the books "The Q Guide to Broadway," "Broadway Nights," and just released his new novel "My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan" on Random House, and as an audio book on audible.com featuring "Modern Family's" Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "SNL's" Ana Gasteyer, "Smash's" Megan Hilty among others, and writes a weekly column on Playbill.com. Most recently year he added "television mogul" to that long when he launched Seth TV, his new, web-based entertainment network. This past summer he co-produced the critically acclaimed play "Unbroken Circle" by James Wesley, and is co-playwright, co-producer and star of the hit new Off-Broadway 'disaster movie musical' "Disaster!" which recently ran at St. Luke's Theatre in New York.
This Broadway concert series was inaugurated in 2011 by Mark Cortale at The Art House in Provincetown featuring Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. In its third season last summer of 2013, the series presented Broadway superstars like Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald, Megan Hilty, Megan Mullally, Christine Ebersole, and Joanna Gleason. The Broadway @ series also premiered last season in New Orleans, in Australia with Megan Mullally and in London's West End with Patti LuPone at the Leicester Square Theater. This season of 2013-14 the series travels to Los Angeles @ The Broad Stage, Fort Lauderdale @ The Parker Playhouse, The Poconos @ The Stroudsmoor, Woodstock, NY @ The Woodstock Playhouse, San Antonio @ Woodlawn Theatre, Hartford @ The Bushnell, and Detroit @ The Berman Center for the Performing Arts... and at a city near you soon! More info at markcortalepresents.com.
Featuring Seth Rudetsky at the Piano
September 5 & 6 at 7:00 PM
The Art House
214 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
For tickets, visit www.ptownarthouse.com, or call 1-800-838-3006. For box office hours and information, call 508-487-9222.
The Art House is wheelchair accessible.