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Monday, November 23, 2020

What Did Bob Fosse Do to Stephen Schwartz's Gift For Pippin Star John Rubinstein? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth reveals secrets from the original Broadway production of Pippin—and finds out Michael J. Fox's real name during a Family Ties reunion.

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Monday, November 9, 2020

5 More Highlights From Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley’s All-Day Vote-a-Thon by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares moments with Joel Grey, Josh Groban, Karen Olivo, plus the packed schedule of events for the week ahead.

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Monday, November 2, 2020

What to Expect From Stars in House’s Election Day Vote-a-Thon by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from Jessie Mueller, Patti Murin and Colin Donnell, Chita Rivera and more, ahead of their appearances on November 3’s Vote-a-Tho…

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

How Did Waitress’ Colleen Ballinger First Become Miranda Sings? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from Ballinger’s high school days—plus plans for his staar-studded Election Day Vote-a-thon and a concert with Beth Malone.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

What Exactly Did Keala Settle Think She Was Reading for at Her Hands on a Hardbody Audition...? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from his recent concerts with Settle and Beth Leavel, his tragic Tonys red carpet mishap, and more.

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

8 of Seth Rudetsky’s Favorite Backstage Stories by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetksy, Seth recalls how Andrea McArdle snagged the role of Annie from the girl they originally cast, how “One Night Only” was nearly cut from Dreamgirls,…

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Filming Reality Show Competition Grease: You’re the One That I Want Revealed 13 Years Later! by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth finds out how the contestants worked together to “insult each other”—plus backstage and on set secrets from Bebe Neuwirth and Cheers, Ken J…

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Debbie Allen Reveals On-Set Fame Secrets and How It Led Her to a Tony Nomination for West Side Story by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from Stars in the House and highlights from his live concert with Judy Kuhn.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

From SIX Queens Belting Donation Amounts to Jeremy Jordan Singing Seymour, Seth Catalogs 6 Months of Shutdown by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares how Broadway progressed to its shutdown and reflects on the joyful highlights in this difficult time since COVID-19 shuttered houses March…

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

What Happens When Superfan/Star Jonathan Groff Answers Sutton Foster Trivia—In Front of Sutton Foster? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, a new chance to hear Karen Olivo in concert, Be More Chill memories with Joe Iconis, and the time George Salazar faked a heart attack onstage.

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Friday, September 4, 2020

How The Seth Concert Series Truly Began 21 Years Ago by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares his adventures in Provincetown and teases what to expect from his September 6 concert with Karen Olivo.

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Monday, August 24, 2020

How Billy Porter Filled In for Henrik in A Little Night Music by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from Carnegie Mellon alum Billy Porter, Ty Taylor, Michael McElroy and more, failed attempts to fix onstage problems in this Sondh…

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Monday, August 17, 2020

The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How Stephen King’s Carrie First Became a Musical by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth finds out from where the idea for the musical first came, plus a reunion of the original Broadway cast, stories from Barry Manilow, and Stephanie…

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

What Is It Like to See In-Person Theatre During COVID? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth and family go to the socially-distanced production of Godspell, plus stories from Liz Callaway and BD Wong.

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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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