All stories by Seth Rudetsky on BroadwayStars

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Remembering Angela Lansbury by Seth Rudetsky

Seth recounts the absolutely thrilling experience of conducting Angela for the 2007 Broadway's Back! celebratory concert.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:43AM
Friday, September 30, 2022

How Betty Buckley Sang Her Way from the Pageant Stage to Broadway by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, which Jonas brother has a Broadway 'Chip' on his shoulder and what childhood audition trick of Seth's really backfired.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:19PM
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

What Jane Krakowski-Gavin Creel Dance Move Did They Dub the 'Still Got It'? by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, Seth shares other hilarious highlights from his concert with Jane and spills which surgery made Lena Hall's voice "a million times better."

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:33PM
Friday, September 2, 2022

Remembering Robert LuPone by Seth Rudetsky

Seth recounts the clever tricks Bob pulled to keep his Chorus Line costars on their toes. Plus, Audra McDonald and Michael Cerveris reveal the songs and entire scores they've completely forg…

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:33PM
Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Which Part of Jane Krakowski's Sexy Nine Number Never Got Rehearsed? by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, which of the actor's secret talents inspired Tommy Tune and how Tommy's mother saved an entire number.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:12PM
Friday, August 5, 2022

Why Bob Fosse Held a 20-Year Grudge Against Donna McKechnie by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, which parts of Donna's life inspired A Chorus Line and what happened when she stood up to Hal Prince.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:54AM
Tuesday, July 26, 2022

What Sign from the Theatre Gods Told Liz Callaway to Join Miss Saigon by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, how Sebastian Arcelus scored five free tickets to Barbra Streisand's concert.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:48AM
Tuesday, July 19, 2022

What Stephanie J. Block Lied About To Kickstart Her Career by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, how Christy Altomare set her mind for success and what Seth though of London's Best Musical Back to the Future.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:33PM
Monday, July 11, 2022

How Victoria Clark Finally Got Stephen Sondheim's Approval by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, who snatched a role in Sunday in the Park with George out from under her and how she broke free from being stuck in understudy roles.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:54AM
Friday, July 1, 2022

That Time When Liberace Annoyed Andrea McArdle with a Recycled Birthday Gift by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, how Victoria Clark's son disrupted her Broadway performance and why James Monroe Iglehart's rejection led to his biggest break on Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:03PM
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

How Six: The Musical Began It's Reign by Seth Rudetsky

Seth recounts a conversation with Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow on the fan-favorite musical's journey from page to worldwide stage.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:54PM
Friday, May 20, 2022

That One Time Ana Gasteyer's SNL Quick Change Went Hilariously Wrong by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, Seth recaps his travels around the country and reminisces on his past interviews with Tony winners.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:18PM
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

That Time Sutton Foster and Jennifer Simard Experienced Major In-Flight Turbulence by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, Seth shares his joy for this year's Tony nominees and tells the tale of how Grease almost wasn't eligible for any Tony Awards.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:18AM
Friday, April 29, 2022

That Time Jason Graae Outsmarted Thommie Walsh During a Dance Call by Seth Rudetsky

Seth also shares how Grainne Renihan terrified London tourists and what awoke Chris Fitzgerald during his honeymoon.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18PM
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

That Time Tom Hanks Saved Katie Finneran From On-Set Embarassment by Seth Rudetsky

This week, Seth shares Tony Awards memories.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:42PM
Friday, April 8, 2022

Ruthie Ann Miles Wanted Her Tony Award to be a Bathroom Keychain by Seth Rudetsky

This week, Seth travels to Los Angeles to perform with Kelli O'Hara and dine with Ruthie Ann Miles and MaryAnn Hu.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:33PM
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Colleen Ballinger Almost Gets Stabbed Through the Throat While Singing "Think of Me" by Seth Rudetsky

This week, Seth raises funds for Ukraine with Broadway favorites and familiar performers through Stars in the House telethon.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:06PM
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

How a Google Alert Led to Derek Klena's Broadway Debut by Seth Rudetsky

This week, Seth talks to Andrea McArdle about Rainbow, and Derek Klena remembers auditioning for American Idol.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:03PM
Thursday, December 23, 2021

The Time Sharon Gless and Lynn Redgrave Staged a Shouting Match by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, the Playbill personality speaks with Gless about her new book, medical experts about COVID safety on Broadway, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:45PM
Friday, December 17, 2021

Orfeh and Andy Karl Reminisce Over Their Saturday Night Fever Days by Seth Rudetsky

This week, Seth finds his book on the “objectionable” list and Broadway Breakdown prepares for its final performances.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:17PM
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

What Advice Did Liza Minnelli Give Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer After Her Performance in Funny Girl? by Seth Rudetsky

This week, Seth conducts the Chelsea Symphony and prepares for a concert with Jessica Vosk.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:14PM
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Seth Rudetsky Reflects on the Legacy of Stephen Sondheim by Seth Rudetsky

Stories from A Little Night Music, Into The Woods, Follies, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:37PM
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Seth Rudetsky Reflects on Attending Willie Garson’s Memorial Service With Jason Alexander, Matt Bomer, Nia Vardalos, More by Seth Rudetsky

This week, Bowen Yang recalls a high school sex scandal and Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer talks about Funny Girl.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:54PM
Thursday, November 11, 2021

How Alix Korey’s Time in Hello, Dolly! Led to Equity Rules Protecting Personal Days by Seth Rudetsky

This week, Seth visits Fairycakes and gets ready for a concert with Tony nominee Kathryn Gallagher.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:52PM
Monday, November 8, 2021

What Role Did Gavin Creel Play in Shoshana Bean Landing Her Star Turn in Waitress? by Seth Rudetsky

This week, Seth explores the different ways celebrities secure their most memorable roles.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:48AM
Thursday, October 28, 2021

Skylar Astin Used His Time as a Teenage Telemarketer to Develop His Accent Work by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, this week Seth talks to Joel Kim Booster on the podcast and performs with Shoshana Bean.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:56AM
Friday, October 22, 2021

Seth on Leslie Odom Jr’s Hamilton Vocal Style, Les Misérables Lyrics, More by Seth Rudetsky

This week, Seth remembers stories from Victor/Victoria and prepares for a Mean Girls duet.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:28PM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

How Kerry Butler Redeemed Herself 20 Years Later With That Hairspray Performance at the Tony Awards by Seth Rudetsky

This week, Seth hears about the time Megan Mullally’s mom pretended her daughter was dying to score A Chorus Line tickets.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:12AM
Friday, October 1, 2021

Krysta Rodriguez’s Spring Awakening Audition Story Has Ties to In The Heights by Seth Rudetsky

This week, Seth faces travel woes and prepares for the Broadway Flea Market.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:59PM
Saturday, September 25, 2021

3 Tony Award Performances That Almost Went Awry by Seth Rudetsky

This week, Seth hosts a watch party for Broadway's biggest night.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:00AM
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Chasing Down Betty Buckley’s High E in The Mystery Of Edwin Drood by Seth Rudetsky

This week, Seth remembers Graciela Daniele's surprising staging of A New Brain, meets virtual bestie Dana Delaney in real life, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:41PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards