Orfeh, Kritzer, Grandy Go from Trailer Park to Chatterbox, Sept. 1

Orfeh, Leslie Kritzer and Marya Grandy, three of the hillbilly belles of The Great American Trailer Park Musical, will drawl to Seth Rudetsky at Seth's Broadway Chatterbox on September 1st at 6 PM at Don't Tell Mama. The musical will open at Dodger Stages on September 15th; it is currently in previews.

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.

Orfeh has appeared in the Actor's Fund Benefit concerts of Hair and Dreamgirls, as well as on Broadway in Saturday Night Fever, The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm and Footloose. She also played the legendary rocker in off-Broadway's Love, Janis. She has also been seen on "Law and Order: Criminal Intent," "Chappelle's Show" and "Sex and the City."

Kritzer, who currently plays Brenda in Hairspray, is perhaps best known for her star turn as Fanny Brice in the Paper Mill Playhouse's production of Funny Girl. She was a swing and understudy for Meredith in the original off-Broadway production of Bat Boy, and also stood by for Alice Ripley in the Kennedy Center's Tell Me on a Sunday. She has also appeared in Godspell and in a concert production of Rags.

Grandy, an original cast member of The Great American Trailer Park Musical when it played last year's New York Musical Theatre Festival, has appeared in Annie Get Your Gun, Cabaret, Working, Beehive, Smokey Joe's Cafe, as well as in her one-woman show The Marya Grandy Vanity Project and 2002's off-Broadway musical The Water Coolers.

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. 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 Rhapsody in Seth, which he originally developed at Ars Nova. As a pit pianist and conductor, Rudetsky has leant his talents to over 15 Broadway shows, including 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.

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.

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