Seth Rudetsky to Bring DECONSTRUCTING BROADWAY to PSI Theatre, 5/21
Durham School of the Arts and the Duke Doing Good in the Neighborhood Campaign present "Deconstructing Broadway" starring Sirius Radio Star and Broadway favorite Seth Rudetsky.
Join the Broadway actor, comic genius, and musical director for an unforgettable glimpse of what really goes on behind the scenes on Broadway for one night only, Wednesday, May 21st 2014 at 8PM,
In addition to teaching a special master class in musical theatre performance to DSA students, Seth Rudetsky will share clips his own private video and audio collection, deconstructing both amazing vocals (Patti Lupone singing "EVITA") and vocal travesties (Madonna singing the same material) with the Durham public in his acclaimed one-man show "Deconstructing Broadway". His fast-paced comedy and in-depth experience working with stars of stage and screen make this performance one for newcomers, pop-culture vultures, and long-time fans of musical theatre alike.
Tickets for "Deconstructing Broadway"are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. To purchase tickets in advance visit http://www.seatyourself.biz/dsa, or at the door one hour prior to performance at the PSI Theatre at the Durham Arts Council, located at 120 Morris St, Durham, NC 27701. Visit the Durham School of the Arts website at http://www.dsa.dpsnc.net
Rudetsky is the afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's ON BROADWAY as well as the host of SETH SPEAKS on Sirius/XM Stars. As a pianist, Seth has played for more than a dozen Broadway shows including RAGTIME, LES MIZ and PHANTOM. He was the Artistic Producer/Music Director for the first five annual Actors Fund Fall Concerts including DREAMGIRLS with Audra MacDonald (recorded on Nonesuch Records) and HAIR with Jennifer Hudson (recorded on Ghostlight Records, Grammy Nomination). In 2007 he made his Broadway acting debut playing Sheldon (singing "Magic to Do" in a devastating unitard) in THE RITZ directed by Joe Mantello for The Roundabout Theater. Off-Broadway he wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed RHAPSODY IN SETH (directed by Peter Flynn) at the Actors Playhouse and has also appeared on TV on LAW AND ORDER C.I. and had a recurring role on ALL MY CHILDREN. As an author, he penned the non-fiction Q GUIDE TO BROADWAY, the novel BROADWAY NIGHTS and the recently published MY AWESOME/AWFUL POPULARITY PLAN (Random House). BROADWAY NIGHTS is available on Audible.com starring Kristin Chenoweth, Andrea Martin and Jonathan Groff and MY AWESOME/AWFUL POPULARITY PLAN stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ana Gasteyer and Megan Hiltly. Seth played himself on Kathy Griffin; My Life on the D-List, was the vocal coach on MTV's LEGALLY BLONDE reality show and starred opposite Sutton Foster in THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG for the Actors Fund. Recently, he co-wrote and starred in DISASTER! (which the NY TIMES called a "triumph"), and he currently writes a weekly column on Playbill.com.
Photo by Walter McBride