Rudetsky's tome, which was recently nominated for a Lamba book award, casts Rudetsky as the narrator Stephin Sheerin, a "struggling pianist on Broadway who finally gets his first Broadway show as a conductor and has to navigate his way around his narcisstic opera star mother, his hot boyfriend who's a dancer in Phantom and lives with his boyfriend, a cheap producer and a former alcoholic leading lady . . . amongst others."
Lending their voices to the recording are a host of Broadway favorites, including Hunter Bell as Jesse, the passive-aggressive co-star; Mary Birdsong as Dianne, Stephen's sister who is obsessed with Dr. Phil; Susan Blackwell as Karen, the no-nonsense stage manager; Jeff Bowen as Jackson, best friend and standby for the lead; Andrea Burns as Staci, the comatose casting director; Kristin Chenoweth as Francoise, fellow pianist and arch rival; Jonathan Groff as Mason, the sweet/cute director; Ann Harada as Bettina, the cheap/crazy producer; Andy Karl as Craig, the sexy dancer boyfriend from Phantom; Richard Kind as Ronald, the evil agent and Jackson's horrible boyfriend; Anika Larsen as Anike, the recovering alcoholic and leading lady; Andrea Martin as Mrs. Remick, the narrator's governess with a screw loose; Billy Porter as Kris, the sassy choreographer with the roaming eye; Jim Price as Vince, the non-Equity leading man; Sally Rudetsky (Rudetsky's mother) as the Broadway-flavor-of-the-month who's a great actress but can't sing; Emily Skinner as Roberta, the soprano who hates every show she's cast in; Rudetsky's partner, James Wesley, as Phil, the pianist who needs a sub; and James' daughter Juli Wesley as the Young Cosette wannabe, who demands to have her music transposed on sight.
Creator and host of Seth's Broadway Chatterbox, Seth Rudetsky has served as a pit pianist and/or conductor for such Broadway shows as 42nd Street, The Full Monty, The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia! and The Producers. He also conceived the idea for the recent all-star The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas concert to benefit the Actors' Fund of America as well as the five previous benefit concerts, Hair, Chess, Funny Girl, On the Twentieth Century and Dreamgirls. Rudetsky was a member of the comedy writing team for "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" for two years, and his awards include the Duplex's Stars of Tomorrow, the Backstage Bistro and the Funniest Gay Male in New York. He was also the author and star of the recent one man, GLAAD nominated show Rhapsody in Seth, and his new tome — "The Q Guide to Broadway" — was published by Alyson Books. Rudetsky has been seen on "Law & Order" and "All My Children" and currently pens a weekly column for Playbill.com. He recently made his Broadway stage debut in The Ritz.
The audiobook, which runs ten hours and eight minutes, has a list price of $15.95. Visit www.audible.com for more information.