Tony Nominee Kerry Butler to Make Provincetown Debut Next Weekend
What differentiates this concert series from any other is the seamless mix of intimate, funny and revealing behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway's biggest stars and their stellar singing of musical theatre repertoire. For tickets and information, visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006.
Kerry Butler made her Broadway debut in "Blood Brothers" and went on to star in the cult Off Broadway hit "Bat Boy." She also played Eponine in "Les Miserables" and starred as Belle in "Beauty and the Beast." She received a Clarence Derwent Award and Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for her performance as Penny Pingleton in "Hairspray," another Drama Desk nomination for "Catch Me If You Can," another Outer Critics Circle nomination for "Little Shop of Horrors," and Tony Award and Drama League nominations for "Xanadu." Other Broadway appearances include "Gore Vidal's The Best Man" with James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury, and "Rock of Ages." She has also recently been seen off-Broadway in "Under My Skin" and in the new play "The Call" at Playwrights Horizon.
Kerry's Television and Film appearances include "Law & Order: SVU," "White Collar," "Blue Bloods," "Rescue Me," "30 Rock," "Cupid," "Lipstick Jungle," "Borough of Kings," "Campfire Stories," "One Life to Live," "Second Honeymoon," "Sesame Street," "Hometown," "Another World" among others. Her recordings include "Catch Me If You Can," "Xanadu," "Hairspray," "Little Shop of Horrors," "Bat Boy: The Musical," "Prodigal," and her solo album "Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust."
Seth 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 McDonald (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 & Order: CI" 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 Hilty. 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 the critically acclaimed "Disaster!," a 1970's disaster movie musical which is now slated to transfer to Broadway in 2015. Right now, he tours the country performing with Broadway stars like Patti LuPone, Sutton Foster and Audra McDonald. His newest book, The Rise and Fall of a Theater Geek was published earlier this month by Random House and is available on Amazon.com. For more info visit www.SethTV.com.
This Broadway @ concert series was inaugurated in 2011 by Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale @ The Art House in Provincetown featuring Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. In its fourth season last summer, the series presented Broadway superstars like Kristin Chenoweth, Megan Hilty, Alice Ripley, Cheyenne Jackson and Gavin Creel. The Broadway @ series also premiered in 2013 in New Orleans, in Australia (Sydney & Melbourne) with Megan Mullally and in London's West End with Patti LuPone at the Leicester Square Theater. This season of 2014-15 in addition to Santa Monica, the series travels to New Orleans @ The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), Fort Lauderdale @ The Parker Playhouse, San Francisco @ The Nourse Theatre, Dallas @ The Dallas Theater Center, and in Detroit @ The Berman Center for the Performing Arts. Additional artists who have participated throughout this season include Vanessa Williams, Chita Rivera, Ana Gasteyer, and Joanna Gleason. Info at markcortalepresents.com. The Art House is wheelchair accessible.