All stories by Seth Rudetsky on BroadwayStars

Monday, July 15, 2019

How Jessie Mueller’s Allergy Changed Broadway’s Waitress Forever by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from his concert with Mueller and behind-the-scenes of the original West Side Story film.

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Was Gavin Creel or Seth Rudetsky Right About Stephanie J Block’s Pirate Queen Mishaps? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth bumps into Jessie Mueller, shares amazing videos from his concert with Gavin Creel, and remembers the great Martin Charnin.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

How Come From Away’s Jenn Colella Hopped on a Plane for an Audition and Wound Up Making Her Broadway Debut by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares backstage stories from Playbill Travel’s cruise to Greece starring Colella, Rachel Bay Jones, Terrence Mann, and more.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

How an Onstage Mishap in the Original Les Misérables Led Fantine to Carry Herself to Her Death Bed by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories about the performers on Playbill Travel’s cruise to Greece: from Come From Away’s Jenn Colella to Dear Evan Hansen’s Rachel …

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Monday, June 17, 2019

What Did Liza Minnelli Say to Leslie Kritzer Backstage at Funny Girl? by Seth Rudetsky

This week Seth reminisces with the Beetlejuice stand-out and talks to future stars from LaGuardia High School, the famous New York City school that inspired the movie Fame.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

How Ali Stroker’s Tony Win for Oklahoma! Will Change Theatre Forever by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth gives his take on the 2019 Tony Awards and the most important moments, plus stories from Jessie Mueller and more.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

How Ain’t Too Proud’s Derrick Baskin’s Failed Hand-Modeling Career Led Him to Broadway by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares his funniest memories about 2019 Tony Award nominees Robin de Jesús, Eva Noblezada, Brooks Ashmanskas, and more.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Crazy Story of How Beth Malone Got Cast in Broadway’s Fun Home by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth recounts the wild twists in Beth Malone’s career and how she quit theatre several times before landing a Tony nomination.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

How Sierra Boggess Tripped Up Ramin Karimloo In the Love Never Dies Workshop by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth takes us inside the most recent workshop for The Phantom of the Opera sequel, highlights from his concert with Andrèa Burns, and more.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

What Did Chita Rivera Do When Bob Fosse Had His Heart Attack During Chicago? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth watches Fosse/Verdon with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Andréa Burns, shares stories from their In The Heights days, and more.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

How Chicago’s ‘Cell Block Tango’ Got a Bette Davis Line Reading by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth talks about meeting original Chicago cast member Cheryl Clark, his hilarious mixups with Jessie Mueller and Sarah Silverman, and more.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

How William Ivey Long Accidentally Booked His First Costume Design Gig—and Won a Tony Award by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, William Ivey Long celebrates his 75th Broadway show, Seth reveals the Tony Award category he wants to add, and more.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

The Truth Behind Bohemian Rhapsody: Untold Stories From Freddie Mercury’s Manager by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from Avenue Q’s Ann Harada and music manager John Reid.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

What Happened When Gwen Verdon Called a Number in Broadway’s Fosse ‘Trash’? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from the Rhone River cruise—including scoop on The Phantom of the Opera and Fosse.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares More About the In The Heights Film and What It Was Like Recording With President Obama by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth learns secrets about Gwen Verdon, the In The Heights movie, and more.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Why Did Be More Chill’s George Salazar Fake a Heart Attack Onstage? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth explains the origins of his Deconstructing Broadway, Salazar’s onstage mishap, and Jeremy Jordan’s not-so-PG lyric re-write.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Real Reason Adam Pascal Asked Cindy Crawford Out After a Performance of Rent by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Adam Pascal remembers forgetting his Rent lyrics, Broadway animal trainer Bill Berloni saves the day, and more.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

How Andrea McArdle Had an Emergency Procedure Done During Act 1 of Les Misérables—And Still Made It Back to Perform Act 2 by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, why Anika Larsen nearly quit showbiz before Beautiful, why Andrea McArdle left Les Miz mid-show (and came back), and more.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

What Did Jeremy Jordan Sing to His Now-Wife On Their First Date? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares writing advice from Arthur Laurents, scoop from his concert with Jeremy Jordan, and more.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

4 Things You Never Knew About Broadway’s Hair by Seth Rudetsky

Famous actors who auditioned, a history-making casting choice, and more stories in celebration of the revival’s tenth anniversary.

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What Gender-Bending Sondheim Role Did Billy Porter Almost Play? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth talks Billy Porter at the Oscars, stories from A Chorus Line’s original Richie, and more.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Why Stephanie J. Block (Accidentally) Ignored Emails From Cher by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth learns how The Cher Show’s Block first emailed with the icon, what Micaela Diamond thought when she tried on Cher’s clothes—plu…

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Which 4 Famous Broadway Beltresses Started As Classical Sopranos? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth spills inside scoop from concerts with Jenna Russell and Judy Kuhn, why Sunday in the Park With George is good luck, and more.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

5 Secrets Behind the Productions of Nine, My One and Only, and Grand Hotel by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares lesser known facts from his interview with composer-lyricist Maury Yeston, upcoming concert dates with Judy Kuhn and more.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

What Life Advice Did Carol Channing Offer Broadway’s Original Annie, Andrea McArdle? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth remembers the late great Carol Channing, shares a hilarious onstage mishap of his from A New Brain, and more.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Patti LuPone’s Least Favorite Hold Music, Judy Gold’s Travel Woes, and More by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth visits Disaster! with new changes, a crazy story from comedian Judy Gold, and upcoming concerts with Jessie Mueller and Kelli O’Hara.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

How Sarah Silverman’s Performance With Seth Rudetsky Helped Create Her Song for Ralph Breaks the Internet by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth needs to figure out a new way to surprise Kelli O’Hara, his plea to make Broadway more inclusive, and more.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

4 Tidbits You Never Knew About Rent by Seth Rudetsky

Before Rent: Live hits your small screen January 27, here are four facts you should know about the original production.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

What Not to Do When You Play Board Games With Mary Poppins Returns’ Marc Shaiman by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from a New Year’s Eve with Tony winner Marc Shaiman, an interview with The Cher Show writer Rick Elice, and more.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

How CAA Became One of the Most Powerful Agencies in Showbiz by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares highlights from his interview with CAA co-founder Ron Meyer—plus the time Barbra Streisand saw Seth deconstruct her!

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Monday, December 17, 2018

How Christine Ebersole Almost Had an '11 O'Clock Poem' in Grey Gardens by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from Sutton Foster, Galt MacDermot, and how Grey Gardens' "Another Winter in a Summer Town" started life without mu…

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