Seth’s Broadway Chatterbox
A Nostalgic Look Back 2003 -2006+
Seth Rudetsky is an actor, musician, producer, and radio personality. He is the host of SiriusXM satellite radio’s “On Broadway” and his weekly talk show “Seth’s Broadway Chatterbox.” On Thursday evenings, he would host "Seth's Broadway Chatterbox", a one hour talk show, at a New York City club, "Don't Tell Mama".
This was the website for Seth's Broadway Chatterbox.
Content is from the site's 2003- 2006 archived pages as well as other outside sources.
To get all the latest news about what Seth Rudetsky is up to, go to his current website at: http://www.sethrudetsky.com/
Seth's Broadway Chatterbox is a one hour weekly talk show hosted by Seth Rudetsky. It features sassy Broadway celebrities and happens every Thursday evening @ 6 PM at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th St. in New York City, between 8th & 9th Avenues). The cost is $10 (which is donated directly to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids) plus a 2 drink minimum. Call 212-757-0788 for reservations.
Seth's Broadway Chatterbox: Ahrens and Flaherty Remember a Sondheim Blessing 2013
Songsmiths Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty ("Ragtime," "Seussical," "Once on This Island") join Seth Rudetsky on his weekly chat show to perform a tune from "Lucky Stiff" and recall how Stephen Sondheim bestowed an early-career blessing on a young composer Flaherty. Read the Watch the entire "Chatterbox" at SethTV.com.
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Congratulations to Seth for his 2004 Bistro Award, honoring Seth's Broadway Chatterbox!
Mamma Mia Cast - Judy McLane & Felicia Finley
New Chatterbox DVD's are available
Seth Rudetsky Celebrates Life on the Stage With "Seth's Broadway Diary" Book Release Party
Seth Rudetsky had a bevy of Broadway pals on hand for the release party of his latest book, which is the first offering in a continuing series titled "Seth's Broadway Diary." The publication chronicles his unique life on and around the Great White Way and features "hi-lairous" stories from the likes of Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, Raúl Esparza and Jonathan Groff. Here, Chip Zien, Judy Kuhn, Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, Anika Larsen and more joined Seth to read from the book as well as perform some signature tunes to celebrate.
SETH RUDETSKY graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1988 with a degree in Piano Performance. Off-Broadway, he played piano for The Fantasticks, Forever Plaid, and Pageant. On Broadway, he's played in the pit of My Favorite Year, Les Miserables, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, An Inspector Calls, How To Succeed..., Patti LuPone Live, Ragtime, Saturday Night Fever, Grease (also asst. conductor) Victor/Victoria (also asst. conductor), and The Producers.
Seth Rudetsky deconstructs his classical faves
He's recorded the piano part for two Hallmark Hall of Fame movies (The Boys Next Store and Breathing Lessons...John Kander, composer), and the underscoring for Broadway's Angels in America. As a comic, he won Stand-Up NY's 'Funniest Gay Male' contest, The Duplex' Stars of Tomorrow Grand Price and had a long running show (The Seth Rudetsky Show) at Rose's Turn. With his comedy partner Jack Plotnick, he performed An Evening with Joyce Dewitt and Mortification Theatre at Caroline's and The HBO Workspace in L.A. Last year, he joined Varla Jean Merman and Kristine Zbornik in Holiday Hams. He's produced / hosted / music directed three benefits for The Gay/Lesbian Synagogue featuring Lillias White, Audra MacDonald, Andrea McArdle and MANY other sass-tresses.
He was an Emmy-nominated comedy writer on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" for 2 years, wrote for the 1999 and 2000 Grammy Awards and composed David Hyde Pierce's Cats audition song on "Caroline In The City." He's performed in concert with Betty Buckley, Priscilla Lopez and Kristin Chenoweth. He conducted a Benefit for the Actors Fund/Christopher Reeve foundation (First You Dream). He's also written the opening number for six Broadway Easter Bonnet Competitions as well as the 2000 and 1998 Tony Awards (with Patti LuPone, Jennifer Holliday, and Betty Buckley). For nine years he's volunteered with Lifebeat's Hearts and Voices (bringing sassy singing to People with AIDS), and every Thursday he hosts Seth's Broadway Chatterbox, a Broadway interview show at Don't Tell Mama to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
For The Actors Fund, Seth produced, music directed and conducted the 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert of Dreamgirls, which is available on CD, as well as all star concerts of Funny Girl and Chess. His one man show, Rhapsody in Seth, had an off-Broadway run. SETH RUDETSKY graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1988 with a degree in Piano Performance. Off-Broadway, he played piano for The Fantasticks, Forever Plaid, and Pageant. On Broadway, he's played in the pit of My Favorite Year, Les Miserables, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, An Inspector Calls, How To Succeed..., Patti LuPone Live, Ragtime, Saturday Night Fever, Grease (also asst. conductor) Victor/Victoria (also asst. conductor), and The Producers. He's recorded the piano part for two Hallmark Hall of Fame movies (The Boys Next Store and Breathing Lessons...John Kander, composer), and the underscoring for Broadway's Angels in America. As a comic, he won Stand-Up NY's 'Funniest Gay Male' contest, The Duplex' Stars of Tomorrow Grand Price and had a long running show (The Seth Rudetsky Show) at Rose's Turn. With his comedy partner Jack Plotnick, he performed An Evening with Joyce Dewitt and Mortification Theatre at Caroline's and The HBO Workspace in L.A. Last year, he joined Varla Jean Merman and Kristine Zbornik in Holiday Hams.
He's produced / hosted / music directed three benefits for The Gay/Lesbian Synagogue featuring Lillias White, Audra MacDonald, Andrea McArdle and MANY other sass-tresses. He was an Emmy-nominated comedy writer on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" for 2 years, wrote for the 1999 and 2000 Grammy Awards and composed David Hyde Pierce's Cats audition song on "Caroline In The City." He's performed in concert with Betty Buckley, Priscilla Lopez and Kristin Chenoweth. He conducted a Benefit for the Actors Fund/Christopher Reeve foundation (First You Dream). He's also written the opening number for six Broadway Easter Bonnet Competitions as well as the 2000 and 1998 Tony Awards (with Patti LuPone, Jennifer Holliday, and Betty Buckley). For nine years he's volunteered with Lifebeat's Hearts and Voices (bringing sassy singing to People with AIDS), and every Thursday he hosts Seth's Broadway Chatterbox, a Broadway interview show at Don't Tell Mama to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. For The Actors Fund, Seth produced, music directed and conducted the 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert of Dreamgirls, which is available on CD, as well as all star concerts of Funny Girl and Chess. His one man show, Rhapsody in Seth, had an off-Broadway run.
Recently, Seth appeared on LAW AND ORDER: C.I. as Eddie Dayton and as Rudy, Erica Kane's Las Vegas choreographer, on ALL MY CHILDREN. He is a very busy DeeJay on Sirius Satellite Radio and can be heard every weekday afternoon on "The Beat 66" and every night on "Broadway's Best 77"
"One of the most compelling radio stories I've heard was one in which the guest's sister had just been conned out of $65,000 in a contractor fraud scam. The con man George Binakis was defrauding elderly victims in NYC by promising to renovate their condos, collecting advance fees, and then walking away. In this case, the victim was completely fooled by George, completely trusted him and believed his stories of a severe heart condition requiring a pacemaker and regular cardio workups. When George vanished with the money, she was convinced he has suffered a heart attack. The show was treated as a public service warning, since contractor fraud is quite commonplace, but the amounts George stole made the stories amazing. Really sorry to see this source of news and entertainment go away." Seth Williams
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DVD's of Chatterbox Shows
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Musical Compilation - Volume II (song list)($35)
Seth Rudetsky is interviewed by Kristine Zbornick this special DVD is only $10
Douglas Sills/ David Burka NEW
Peter Joback / Santino Fontana
Zach Braff / Jackie Hoffman & Mary Testa (2nd) NEW
Alan Cumming / Lorna Luft
Stark Sands / Annaleigh Ashford
[title of show] cast (3rd) / Peter Benson & Robert Creighton
James Snyder / Lena Hall NEW
Bryce Pinkham / Creators of Gentleman's Guide to Murder NEW
Ana Gasteyer 2nd Appearance / John Rubinstein NEW
Patina Miller / Terrence Mann & Charlotte D'Ambroise NEW
Jonathan Groff 2nd Appearance / Andy Karl NEW
Cast of Here Lies Love / Cast of Heathers NEW
Zanna Don't Cast Reunion / Debra Jo Rupp NEW
Zach Levi & Krysta Rodriguez / Cast of Disaster NEW
Tyne Daly & Sharon Gless / Carol Lawrence NEW
Jefferson Mays / Jason Robert Brown NEW
Judy Gold & Jennifer Simard / Julie Halston & Rory O'Malley NEW
Norbert Leo Butz (2nd) / Steven Pasquale NEW
Ahrens & Flaherty (2nd) / Phantom 25th Anniversary
Jerry Mitchell / Carolee Carmello & Merwin Foard
Alan Menken / Nikki R. Daniels, J. Henry & N. Williams
Katie Finneran / Jack Plotnick
Jan Maxwell / Terri White
David Garrison / Disaster Cast
Colin Connell / Andre Deshields
Valerie Harper / Robin DeJesus
Tyler Maynard / Michael Musto
Michael Urie (Becki Newton joins him for a song) / Chad Kimball
Mary Catherine Garrison & Jay Klaitz / Ace Young
Wesley Taylor & Krysta Rodriguez / John Tartaglia
Rip Taylor / Karen Morrow
Lynne Wintersteller & George Dvorsky / Andrew Lippa
Haydn Gwynne/Christopher Sieber (3rd)
Michele Lee / Nancy Opel (2nd)
Lin Manuel Miranda / Ken Page
Charlotte d'Amboise / Cry Baby Ladies
Jo Sullivan Loesser / Brian Hill & Neil Bartram
Nathan Lane (2nd) / Matthew Broderick (2nd)
Sierra Boggess / Tituss Burgess
Chita Rivera / Kevin Chamberlin (3rd)
Priscilla Lopez / Christopher Jackson
Joanne Worley / Marilyn Caskey & Alison Fraser
Jenna Russell / Roger Bart (3rd)
[title of show] Hunter Bell & Jeff Bowen / Susan Blackwell & Heidi Blickenstaff (peformance from show)
Betty Buckley (3rd) / Matt Cavenaugh & Jenny Powers
Celia Keenan Bolger / Cast of Passing Strange
Laura Benanti (3rd) / Beth Leavel
Cast of Glory Days / Boyd Gaines
Brian Stokes Mitchell / Kerry Butler (3rd)
Eden Espinosa (2nd) & Gwen Stewart / Rosie Perez
Christine Ebersole (2nd appearance) / Bernie Telsey
Jim Stanek & Allison Fischer / Jonathan Tunick (Jim and Allison each sing a song)
Cheyenne Jackson (2nd appearance) / Mary Testa & Jackie Hoffman (Cheyenne & Jackie each sing)
Anthony Rapp(2nd appearance) / Kevin Chamberlin (3rd appearance)(Kevin sings Mr. Cellophane)
Josh Strickland / In The Heights
Jonathan Groff & John Gallagher Jr. / Victoria Clark (both Jonathan and John sing) (Victoria's interview cuts off just before the end)
Constantine Maroulis / Lee Roy Reams (Constantine sings Heaven on Their Minds)
Drew Sarich & Carolee Carmello / Betty Buckley (2nd
Steven Oremus with Brandi Massey singing Defying
Gravity. / Rachel York.
Nancy Opel (2nd appearance) / Cast of [title of show] and they sing Die Vampire Die.
Altar Boyz & Douglas Carter Bean
Altar Boyz sing THE CALLING
Kathie Lee Gifford & Manoel Felciano/Donna Lynn Champlin
Mano Felciano sings HEAVEN ON THEIR MINDS
Harvey Evans/Kurt Peterson & Michael Cerveris
Harvey and Kurt sing WAITING AROUND FOR THE GIRLS UPSTAIRS
Daniel Reichard & Peter Gregus/Tituss Burgess/J. Robert Spencer
Wayne Cilento & "Trailer Park Musical" women
Orfeh sings PIECE OF MY HEART
Linda Eder & Kathy Brier/Maya Days/Christine Pedi
Linda sings "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
Christine Pedi does THE 12 DAYS OF XMAS as Liza, Barbra, Joan, Bette, etc.
Gavin Creel (2nd appearance) / Jerry Mitchell(2nd appearance)
Gavin sings OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS
Matthew Morrison & Kris Cusak/Kristy Cates/Megan Hilty
Megan Hilty and Kristy Cates sing FOR GOOD
Musical Performance Compilation
**The cost for this special DVD is $35.**
List of Performances
Kelli O'Hara (2nd appearance) & Terrence McNally
Kelli O'Hara sings THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
Andrea McArdle & Greg Jbara
Andrea McArdle sings MAYBE
Raul Esparza (2nd appearance) & Brooks Ashmanskas/Jonathan Freeman
Raul sings "Lonely House," "Heroes," and "Defying Gravity"
Shoshana Bean (2nd appearance) & James Rado
Shoshana sings "No Good Deed," Hair concert cast performs
Cast of Jane Eyre & Nancy Opel/Hunter Foster
Jane Eyre includes Marla Schaffel,James Barbour & Mary Stout
Donna Murphy & Anthony Rapp
Anthony Rapp sings THE KITE
Tom Hewitt & Cheyenne Jackson
Laura Bell Bundy & Kristin Chenoweth (3rd appearance)
Kristin sings "My Funny Valentine"
Gavin Creel (1st appearance) & Ann Runolfson/Jennifer Simard
Euan Morton & Debbie Shapiro
Euan sings "Impossible Dream," Debbie sings "Mr. Monotony"
Laura Benanti & Billy Porter
Laura sings "Unusual Way"
Brooks Ashmanskas & Howard McGillin
Max Von Essen & Dee Hoty
Max sings "What Do I Need With Love" and Dee sings "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
Jeff Marx/Robert Lopez & Ana Gasteyer (2nd appearance)
Jeff & Robert sing "Tear It Up," Ana sings "I'm the Greatest Star"
Eden Espinosa & John Hill/Michael Arden
(both interviews contain musical performances)
Christine Andreas & Randy Graff /Jonathan Dokuchitz
Christine sings "On Your Toes"
Will Chase & Malcolm Gets
Malcolm sings "The (Gay) Caveman Song"
Kaye Ballard & Roger Bart/Kevin Chamberlin
Kaye sings "Who Taught Her Everything" with John Scherer and Roger & Kevin sing "Henchmen Are Forgotten"
Alan Campbell/Lauren Kennedy & Sara Ramirez/Darius de Haas
Lauren sings "Summer in Ohio," and Darius sings "Early in the Morning"
Rosie O'Donnell & Chris Sieber (2nd appearance)
Todd Graff/"Camp" cast & Terrence Mann/Charlotte D'Amboise
"Camp" cast sings "Ladies Who Lunch"
Christopher Sieber (1st appearance) & Kristin Chenoweth (2nd appearance)
John Selya/Elizabeth Parkinson & Hugh Panaro
"Chess" Concert Cast & Jodi Long/Jose Llana
From Chess: Julia Murney sings "Someone Else's Story," Jonathan Dokutchitz sings "Anthem"
Stephanie D'Abruzzo/John Tartaglia & Sherie Rene Scott/Adam Pascal (1st appearance)
Stephanie & John sing "When The River Meets the Sea"
Melissa Errico & Alison Fraser
Melissa sings "On My Way To You," and Alison sings "I've Never Been on 'Law & Order'"
Penny Fuller/John Ritter/Henry Winkler & David Friedman/Alix Korey
Penny sings "One Halloween," Alix sings "Rich, Famous & Powerful"
Lonny Price/Jim Walton & Ann Morrison
Ann sings a Merrily We Roll Along parody
Charles Busch/Julie Halston & Maureen Moore
Maureen sings "Some People"
Hunter Foster (2nd appearance) & Bryan Batt
Nathan Lane & Danielle Ferland
Ann Harada/Natalie Venetia Belcon & Marin Mazzie (2nd appearance)
Natalie sings "The World Goes 'Round," Marin sings "Not A Day Goes By"
James Barbour* & Rebecca Luker/Danny Burstein
Rebecca & Danny sing a duet
*please note that although James sang in person this tape does not include the song
Jennifer Laura Thompson & The Cast of "Zanna, Don't"
The Zanna cast sings "Sometime Do You Think We Could Fall In Love?"
Janine LaManna/Kevin Chamberlin (2nd appearance) & Raul Esparza (1st appearance)
Janine & Kevin sing "Notice Me, Horton," Raul sings "I Don't Care Much"
Paul Castree/Orfeh/Paige Price & Karen Ziemba/Don Pippin
Orfeh & Paige sing "If It's Over" and "Nights On Broadway," and Karen sings "A Quiet Thing"
Liz Callaway/Catherine Cox/Beth Fowler & Sally Mayes/Diane Fratantoni
Includes the songs "I Want It All" and "I Don't Know His Name"
Deven May/Kerry Butler & Kaitlin Hopkins/Leslie Kritzer
Leslie sings "Cornet Man," Kaitlin sings "Moments in the Woods"
Julia Murney/Andrew Lippa & Jessica Stone/Sam Harris
Julia sings "Raise The Roof," Sam sings "Any Place I Hang My Hat"
Patrick Wilson/John Conlee & Jerry Mitchell (1st appearance)
Romain Fruge/Jason Daniely & Marcus Neville/Kimberly Grigsby
Ana Gasteyer (1st appearance) & Roger Bart/Gary Beach
Brad Oscar & Cady Huffman
Includes Producers songs "...German Band" and "When You Got It, Flaunt It"
Matthew Broderick & Chrisitne Pedi/Kristine Zbornik
Christine performs Forbidden Broadway's "Anna Karenina," and Kristine & Varla Jean Merman sing "Enough Is Enough"
Peter Gallagher & Katie Finneran
Emily Skinner/Annie Golden & Lynn Ahrens/Stephen Flaherty
Includes the songs "You Rule My World," "My Brother Lives In San Francisco," and "Gertrude McFuzz"
Jeff McCarthy & John Cullum/Spencer Kayden
Jeff sings "Once Upon A Time," John sings "I've Heard It All"
John Lithgow/Kelli O'Hara & Norbert Leo Butz/Sherie Rene Scott
Kelli sings "That's How I Say Goodbye"
Audra McDonald & Marin Mazzie
Idina Menzel & Daphne Rubin-Vega
Idina sings "The Life of the Party"
Henry Krieger & Brenda Braxton
Lillias White & Megan Mullally
Lillias sings "One Night Only"
Jackie Hoffman/Kerry Butler & Shoshana Bean
Jackie sings "Your Children," Kerry sings "Gee Whiz"
Sutton Foster & Harriet Harris/Dick Scanlan
Kerry O'Malley/Stephen DeRosa & Chad Kimball
Chad sings "Lost In The Wilderness"
Steven Weber & John Treacy Egan
John sings "Bigger Is Better"
Includes Ms. Buckley's Chatterbox appearance, plus her appearance in one of Seth's comedy shows; she sings "Memory" and "With One Look"
Audra McDonald (2nd appearance) & Felicia Finley(2nd appearance)
Audra sings "I See What I Wanna See", Felicia performs an AIDA parody from Forbidden Broadway
Donna Lynn Champlin/Michelle Pawk & Deborah Gibson
Deborah sings "City Lights"
Pamela Myers & Len Cariou
Matt Cavenaugh/Jenn Colella & Christine Ebersole (2nd appearance)
Matt sings a song from Urban Cowboy
Patrick Wilson (2nd appearance) & Judy Kaye
Patrick sings "If I Loved You," Judy sings "I'm Going Back"
Brent Barrett & Leah Hocking/Mandy Gonzalez
Brent sings "The Simple Joys of Maidenhood"
Melba Moore & Christian Borle/Anne Nathan
Please Note: The Borle/Nathan interview is missing the first 5 minutes
Stephanie Mills & Victor Garber/Scott Wise
Stephanie sings "Home"
Priscilla Lopez & Laurie Gamache
Kristin Chenoweth (1st appearance) & Norm Lewis, Janet Metz & Rebecca Luker
Michael McElroy & Adam Pascal (2nd appearance)
Michael sings "When I First Saw You"
Bebe Neuwirth (2nd appearance) & Christopher Fitzgerald
Stephen Schwartz & Beth Fowler/Stephanie Block/Isabel Keating
Eden Espinosa sings "Defying Gravity" for Stephen