Seth Rudetsky in Rhapsody in Seth - Benefit for the Trevor Project - Tuesday, September 28th
Ars Nova presents two encore performances of Rhapsody in Seth, written by and starring Emmy nominated and award-winning comedian Seth Rudetsky, as a benefit for The Trevor Project. Although living well is considered sweet revenge against one's high school enemies, doing a show and using real names is even sweeter! Tuesday, September 28th at 7 PM and 9 PM at Ars Nova (511 West 54th Street, just west of 10th Ave.).
The Trevor Project is a group that constructively raises issues of tolerance and acceptance among today's gay and questioning youth, their parents and their peers; demonstrating that there are positive solutions to the problems they encounter. www.thetrevorproject.org
Seth Rudestsky is Musical Director for the upcoming 4th Annual Actors Fund Benefit concert of Hair, with Harvey Fiersten, Idina Menzel and Gavin Creel, among others. Rudetsky filmed five episodes of "All My Children" this spring as Rudy the choreographer, opposite Susan Lucci and entertained wildly enthusiastic audiences in his long running Off-Broadway hit Rhapsody in Seth, which played at the Actors' Playhouse. As a pit pianist and conductor, Rudetsky has tickled the ivories for over 15 Broadway shows, including hits such as 42nd Street, The Full Monty, Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia! and The Producers. Seth conceived the Dreamgirls 20th Anniversary Concert with Lillias White, Audra MacDonald and Heather Hadley. Next for Seth and The Actor's Fund was Funny Girl, with Megan Mullally, Lillias White, Audra MacDonald, Ana Gasteyer, Jane Krakowski and Kristin Chenoweth, and Chess starring Josh Groban, Sutton Foster, Raul Esparza and Adam Pascal. He acted as artistic producer, conductor and musical director. 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. He has also hosted Seth's Broadway Chatterbox at Don't Tell Mama's.
Ticket & Schedule Information
Seth Rudetsky: RHAPSODY IN SETH plays Tuesday, September 28th at 7 PM and 9 PM. Tickets are $20. To purchase, call SmartTix at 212-868-4444 or go to www.SmartTix.com. Ars Nova is located at 511 West 54th Street, just west of 10th Ave. Subway: C, E, to 50th Street, N, R, Q, W to 57th Street, or 1, 9 to Columbus Circle. Beer, wine and refreshments are available at the bar.
Ars Nova was built in the memory of Gabe Wiener to provide artists a space to develop and perform new works in an intimate audience setting. Ars Nova produces theater, comedy and music events, making premium live entertainment accessible to a New York audience at affordable prices. Ars Nova offers a free play reading series (Out Loud), an alternative music and comedy series (Thursdays at 10), a musical theater series (Broadway Spotlight), a singer/songwriter series (Uncharted) and in-house writers' workshops. For more information, visit www.arsnovanyc.com.