Kelli O'Hara, Judy Kuhn & More Join Seth Rudetsky for Book Launch Today
To kick off the release of famed Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky new book Seth's Broadway Diary, Dress Circle Publishing (Brisa Trinchero and Roberta Pereira, founders) will host a special book launch concert event tonight, October 22 at 5:30pm at Don't Tell Mama (343 W 46th St). Broadway stars Kelli O'Hara, Judy Kuhn, Anika Larsen, Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, Chip Zien and Marc Shaiman who are featured in the book will perform excerpts and some of Seth's favorite songs. Tickets to the event can be purchased at Dress Circle Publishing and will include a copy of Seth's Broadway Diary.
Seth's Broadway Diary is a one of a kind Broadway journal chronicling Seth Rudetsky's unique life on and around the Great White Way. It is full of his personal Broadway experiences, such as going to the final performance and party for Rent, watching in terror as Jeff Bowen was dragged off the stage during [title of show] and the night he saw Spring Awakening and helped Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele break (-ish) the law. Plus inside scoop on what it's like performing with tons of fantastic stars like Rosie Perez, Andrea McArdle, Betty Buckley and more.
Rudetsky is a 21st century renaissance man - renowned radio host, actor, comedian, librettist, music director, pianist, conductor, producer and author. Nationally known as the host of "Seth Speaks" and "Seth's Big Fat Broadway" on Sirius XM radio Seth has worked as the music director, pianist or conductor for some of Broadway's biggest stars: Patti LuPone, Betty Buckley, Andrea Martin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Megan Mullally, Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Matthew Broderick, Christine Ebersole and Megan Hilty to name a few. In addition he's spent years as a pianist on Broadway playing such shows as Les Miserables, The Producers, Phantom Of The Opera, Grease and Ragtime and produced/conducted all of the Actors Fund annual Broadway concerts including Dreamgirls with Audra McDonald/Heather Headley/Lillias White (Nonesuch records) and Hair with Adam Pascal and Jennifer Hudson (Ghostlight Records, Grammy Nomination). His years of experience on the Great White Way has led him to feature Broadway in all of his previously published books; The Q Guide To Broadway, Broadway Nights, My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan as well as the upcoming The Rise and Fall of a Theater Geek.
As an actor, he played Sheldon in The Ritz on Broadway with Rosie Perez and starred opposite Sutton Foster in a one-night concert of They're Playing Our Song for the Actors Fund. He had a recurring role on All My Children, played the best friend of a murder victim on Law and Order: C.I, and played himself on "Cash Cab", MTV'S "Made," "Legally Blonde; the Search for the Next Elle Woods," the Emmy-Award-winning "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" on Bravo, NBC's Smash and ABC's Bunheads. As a comic, he won the title "Funniest Gay Male in NY" at Stand-Up NY and he and co-author Jack Plotnick had a long-running show at Caroline's Comedy Club in New York City. As a television writer, Seth spent two years as a comedy writer on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" for which he was nominated for three Emmy Awards. He also wrote for the TV Shows "Caroline In The City," The 1999 Grammy Awards, and created the opening number for the 1998 and 2000 Tony Awards. Currently, he has his own reality show on www.SethTV.com that features talk shows and exclusive concerts with Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Megan Mullally and Sutton Foster. In 2013, Disaster!, a 1970's disaster movie musical (written by Seth and Jack Plotnick) opened Off-Broadway to critical acclaim and is slated for a Broadway transfer in 2015.
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