All stories by Seth Rudetsky on BroadwayStars

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

6 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of the Fame Movie by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, the Stars in the House reunion reveals the original title of the film, how the famous title song was actually shot, where the lyrics from “I Sing th…

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Rosie O’Donnell Recalls the 26-Year-Old Onstage Mishap from Grease She’ll Never Forget by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from his Rizzo reunion with O’Donnell, Maureen McCormick, and more!

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

How the Audra McDonald-Victor Garber Annie Almost Had a Different Ending by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Audra McDonald and Rosie Perez share stories of racist behavior they experienced in their careers but the positive outcomes of painful situations.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Why Audiences of Broadway’s Original Funny Girl Saw Different Versions of the Show by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares a hilarious Stars in the House mockumentary, plus behind-the-scenes stories from Funny Girl, A Chorus Line, Dreamgirls, and more.

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Monday, July 6, 2020

How Sara Bareilles Came to Be the New Voice of Marlo Thomas’ ‘Free to Be...You and Me’ by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth pays homage to Nick Cordero and reveals the origin story of two new versions of Free to Be songs from Bareilles and the Broadway Inspirational Vo…

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

How Lea DeLaria Got Her Big Broadway Break by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth celebrates Pride with Lea DeLaria stories, plus Jessie Mueller sings “On My Own” in this clip from their concert.

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Monday, June 15, 2020

Director Schele Williams Gives an Update on the Aida Revival by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from The Supremes' early days, Schele Williams’ auditions for Rent, a Cats original cast reunion, and more.

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Friday, June 12, 2020

How 2 Broadway Phantoms Played a Prank on Sierra Boggess’ Christine Daaé by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth gets a Broadway crew to protest for Black Lives Matter, shares more Leslie Uggams stories, and reveals a Phantom of the Opera make-up secret.

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Monday, June 8, 2020

The Wild and Fabulous Career of Tony Winner Leslie Uggams by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from when Uggams started out in showbiz at age 6, through her teens years, starring in Broadway’s Hallelujah Baby!, and more.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley Have Raised Over $300,000 for The Actors Fund With Stars in the House by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, tales from Jane Krakowski and Carol Kane from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, upcoming live concerts, and more.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

7 Behind-the-Scenes Stories From Broadway’s Original West Side Story by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Chita Rivera, Tony Mordente, and Harvey Evans share memories about breaking onstage, Jerome Robbins, prepping for the London production, why “Cool…

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Monday, May 18, 2020

How Wayne Brady Went From Being Fired at Disney World to Winning The Masked Singer by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares high school and early career stories from his interviews with Jason Alexander and Brady.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Jeremy Pope and David Corenswet On Prepping for the Steamy Scenes in Netflix’s Hollywood by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from the cast of Hollywood, and what happened when Joe Mantello asked him to make his Broadway debut.

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Friday, May 1, 2020

How Norman Lear Turned Broadway Kid Actors Into Household Names by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares the stories of how the child stars of One Day at a Time, The Facts of Life, All in the Family, and more got their gigs.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Why EGOT Winner Rita Moreno Gave Lauren Graham a Note on Set by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth share’s high school stories from Rosie O’Donnell, plus his first conversation with Graham over a line in Evita, and more.

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Monday, April 6, 2020

How Donna Murphy Went From NYU Student to Broadway Diva by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from interviews with Mandy Moore, Donna Murphy, Michael Urie, and more.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Real Inspiration Behind ‘You Go, Glen Coco’ in Tina Fey’s Mean Girls by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares highlights from his Stars in the House specials with the cast of the animated Frozen, Stephanie J. Block, plus stories from his podcast ep…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

How to Bid on a Piece of Cats’ Heaviside Layer, Audra McDonald’s Baby Doll From Ragtime, and More in Support of The Actors Fund by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, favorite moments and the upcoming schedule for Stars in the House, high school stories from Tina Fey, and more.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Norm Lewis Asked for This Role in a Q&A, and Then Booked the Job on Broadway by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares inside scoop about Lewis, the unforgettable night he staged a Broadway concert as part of a synagogue ceremony, and more.

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Why The Unsinkable Molly Brown Hung Over Dick Scanlon's Head for Years Before the New Revised Production Premiered by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth takes a walk down memory lane with "Beginnings."

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Why The Unsinkable Molly Brown Hung Over Dick Scanlan's Head for Years Before the New Revised Production Premiered by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth takes a walk down memory lane with "Beginnings."

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Why No One Should Ever Leave an Audition Thinking the Dance Combination Is Too Hard by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from Beth Leavel and Paul Castree about the could-have-been jobs they passed up.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

How Lillias White’s Fib Helped Her Book Barnum, Which Led to Her Tony-Winning Role in The Life by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth tells stories from his travels with Beth Leavel, Andrea McArdle, and White.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

5 Things You Missed at the Star-Studded Voices for the Voiceless Concert by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares incredible stories from the Voices for the Voiceless concert, uncovers how Andrea Martin and Debra Monk became besties, and more.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Patina Miller Once Saved Herself From Plummeting to the Stage in Broadway’s Pippin by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from his concert with Tony Award winner Patina Miller, the hilarious account of why Charles Busch got fired from writing a Disney …

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Jagged Little Pill’s Derek Klena Reveals His Most Embarrassing Onstage Mishap by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth talks with the cast of the Alanis Morissette musical, America’s Got Talent star Luke Islam, and more.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

How Len Cariou’s A Little Night Music Solo Became Sondheim’s Famous ‘Send in the Clowns’ Instead by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth gets the origin story of Glynis Johns’ famous Broadway ballad, plus audition stories from Jeremy Jordan, Patina Miller, and more.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

How Patina Miller Went From Understudy to Star in Sister Act by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from his concert with Kelli O’Hara, his discovery about his upcoming concert guest Miller, realizations about Judy Garland and B…

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Seth Rudetsky’s Top 10 Broadway Celeb Stories of the Decade by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth gives out his own superlatives for the 2010s with hilarious backstage Broadway stories.

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Monday, December 30, 2019

How Kelli O'Hara Trumped Harry Connick Jr's April Fool's Day Joke by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares some of his favorite stories from the year, from backstage shenanigans at The Pajama Game to why Stephanie J. Block thought Cher was spam.

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

A Re-Staging of ‘Turkey Lurkey Time’ Saved Donna McKechnie’s Job—and Her Road to Stardom by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth goes behind the scenes of the original Promises, Promises tune, plus stories from Broadway’s Norm Lewis and opera star Marisol Montalvo.

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