The weekly live talkfest, which includes interviews and performances from Broadway stars, is held at 6 PM at the New York cabaret Don't Tell Mama. There is a $10 donation and a two-drink minimum. The donation goes directly to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the nation's leading industry-based, not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization.
Tartaglia and D'Abruzzo are both making their Broadway debuts in the puppet friendly Avenue Q. Tartaglia plays new-kid-on-the-avenue Princeton as well as Rod, the closeted Republican investment banker, while D'Abruzzo gives life and voice to the boyfriend-searching Kate Monster and the boyfriend-stealing Lucy T. Slut. Both actors spent several seasons on "Sesame Street," and they also appeared in the City Center Encores! production of Carnival. D'Abruzzo recently took part in the all-star Chess concert, and Tartaglia will be seen in the upcoming Children of Eden benefit concert in December. For tickets to Avenue Q, call (212) 239-6200.
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 Chess concert to benefit the Actors' Fund of America as well as the two previous benefit concerts, Funny Girl 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.
Don't Tell Mama is located in New York City on West 46th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. Call (212) 757-0788 for reservations.