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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Why Jelani Remy Flew Across the Country to Perform on His Day Off by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, learn how you can tune in to Seth Rudetsky's Tony Awards watch party.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:42PM
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Help Seth Rudetsky Make Broadway Orchestras More Diverse! by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, that time Rachel Bay Jones had to drop out of Dear Evan Hansen (and then came back).

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:54PM
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

How Audra McDonald and Will Swenson's Daughter Stole the Playbill Cruise Spotlight by Seth Rudetsky

Seth shares stories from his fabulous journey to Tahiti—including the fight he witnessed that drew blood.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:36PM
Thursday, April 4, 2024

What Other Role Would Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, and Lindsay Mendez Play in Merrily We Roll Along? by Seth Rudetsky

Writing from the Playbill Cruise to Tahiti, Seth Rudetsky also shares an audition horror story from Norbert Leo Butz.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:32PM
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

'I Grew Up Obsessed': Remembering Chita Rivera by Seth Rudetsky

Seth shares his favorite memories of the Tony Award winner on and off stage.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:32PM
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

How Carole King Surprised the Broadway Cast of Beautiful by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, why Haven Burton's marriage story is Seth's favorite and where you can catch Seth on stage next!

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:48PM
Friday, January 12, 2024

How Bonnie Milligan and J. Harrison Ghee Saved the Red Bucket Follies by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, who hosts the New Year's Day brunch of every Broadway lover's dreams and where you can see Seth live next!

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:18PM
Wednesday, December 20, 2023

How Len Cariou Inspired Stephen Sondheim to Write 'Send in the Clowns' by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, footage from this year's Red Bucket Follies, including Sierra Boggess paying tribute to Phantom of the Opera.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:02PM
Wednesday, November 22, 2023

How a Young Sheldon Harnick Consoled Himself After Seeing His 1st Sondheim Show by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, Seth tells how Liz Callaway had to choose between two new shows early in her career, and shares one of his favorite Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade performances.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:18PM
Monday, October 23, 2023

Emily Skinner Finally Confirms That Rumor About Jekyll and Hyde by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, how Seth is benefiting the Broadway Green Alliance tonight, and where you can catch him live and in person next.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:25PM
Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Do Stephanie J. Block and Megan Hilty Still Remember the 9 to 5 Lyrics? by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, Seth gives us the play-by-play of the American Songbook Association's Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony for Betty Buckley and shares some of his favorite Betty Deconstructions.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:37AM
Friday, September 29, 2023

Andrea McArdle Surprised Bellamy Young With a Performance of 'Maybe' at Voices: Stars for Foster Kids by Seth Rudetsky

Seth details all the heartwarming moments from his ninth charity concert for You Gotta Believe and shares memories of Michael McGrath.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:07PM
Monday, September 11, 2023

Why Studio Executives Suggested There Be Trekkies in the Theatre Film Camp by Seth Rudetsky

Seth talks about his recent Camp and Avenue Q reunions, and the Stars in the House Labor Day Telethon.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:03PM
Thursday, August 24, 2023

How Melissa Errico Attended 'Yale by Mail' While She Was on the Les Misérables Tour by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, tune in for the Avenue Q cast reunion sing-thru on Stars in the House.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:43PM
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

How a Complete Stranger's Generosity Changed Claybourne Elder's Life ... and Many Others by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, Seth shares his favorite Jackie Hoffman joke and where you can see him next!

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:33AM
Thursday, August 3, 2023

Why Bob Fosse Saw Donna McKechnie in A Chorus Line Several Consecutive Nights by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, Seth shares stories from James Monroe Iglehart and Ann Hampton Callaway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:43PM
Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Jessie Mueller Has Always Wanted to Play Christine in Phantom of the Opera by Seth Rudetsky

This week, Seth Rudetsky helps Tony winner Jessie Mueller live out her Phantom dreams and shares his memories of the late Sheldon Harnick.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:49PM
Friday, June 9, 2023

How Barbra Streisand Inspired My Concert with Jessie Mueller by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, prankster Joshua Malina strikes again!

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:37PM
Tuesday, May 23, 2023

The Time Seth Got Betty Buckley, Patti LuPone, and Jennifer Holliday to Open the Tonys by Seth Rudetsky

Seth deconstructs the Writers Guild of America's strike and shares when Leopoldstadt's Joshua Malina's on-set pranks backfired.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:32PM
Friday, May 5, 2023

Why My Vocal Arrangements are Left Out of Broadway-Bound Harmony (It's OK, Though!) by Seth Rudetsky

Seth shares the Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman musical's long journey to the stage.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:12PM
Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Which Phantom Record Did Ramin Karimloo Set Out to Break? by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, how Seth caused a disaster in Phantom's Broadway pit and Hal Prince's plan to keep George Lee Andrews performing in the musical for twenty years.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:06AM
Wednesday, April 12, 2023

The Travel Mistake that Led NaTasha Yvette Williams to Owe All Shook Up Thousands of Dollars by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, the foolproof way to go from touring to Broadway stardom, and how Seth's audiobook recording is going.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:32PM
Friday, March 24, 2023

The Surprising Thing Ramin Karimloo Didn't Know About Funny Girl by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, how the producers of How to Succeed in Business cost Megan Mullally a Tony nomination and where in the world you can see Seth in concert next.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:06PM
Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Why Carol Burnett Wants a Broadway Theatre to Be Named After Hal Prince by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, Judy Kuhn and Rachel Bay Jones cause a stir in Mexico and where you can order Seth's upcoming book, Musical Theatre For Dummies.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:15PM
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Why Bob Fosse Told Chita Rivera She Had to Nail Her Sweet Charity Dance Moves Every Time by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, all the drama that followed Seth and James on their latest cruise—from disastrous doggie digestion to performer passport panic!

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:03PM
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Sondheim Almost Cut 'You Could Drive a Person Crazy' From Company. Donna McKechnie Saved It by Seth Rudetsky

Also in this week's column, Seth Rudetsky celebrates Chita Rivera's birthday and Jessie Mueller reveals why she was a real mood-killer during curtain call for Beautiful.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:09PM
Friday, January 13, 2023

Did You Know 'Nothing' Was Almost Cut From A Chorus Line? by Seth Rudetsky

Seth remembers his friend, legendary Broadway conductor Donald Pippin, and shares an important message from Mary Lee Marson Aloia.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:58PM
Thursday, December 29, 2022

How Ron Dennis Helped Michael Bennett Write a Song for A Chorus Line by Seth Rudetsky

Seth Rudetsky reflects on his friendship with Dennis, an original company member in A Chorus Line who recently passed away.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:54PM
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

The Skin-Shivering Prank Hugh Panaro Pulled on the Phantom Broadway Stage by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, why Marc Shaiman roasted Seth's jokes and what Seth really thought of A Beautiful Noise.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:32PM
Friday, December 2, 2022

Why Michael Airington Pretended to Be a Born-Again Christian by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, what really healed Seth Rudetsky after his hernia operation and where you can see him live this month.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:48PM
Friday, November 11, 2022

How Jim Borstelmann's Ann Reinking Obsession Nearly Cost Him an Audition by Seth Rudetsky

Plus, Charlotte d’Amboise shares when she totally wigged out on stage and why being on Broadway made Andrea McArdle completely uncool in school.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:18PM

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