Big River Star Head to the Chatterbox Oct. 2

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Michael McElroy, who starred in the recent revival of Big River, will sit down for a chat with host Seth Rudetsky at the Oct. 2 edition of Seth's Broadway Chatterbox.

Michael McElroy in Big River.
Michael McElroy in Big River. Photo by Joan Marcus

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.

Michael McElroy played Jim in this season's Big River production at the American Airlines Theatre. His other Broadway credits include Rent, The Wild Party, The Who's Tommy, Miss Saigon, Patti LuPone on Broadway, High Rollers Social and Pleasure Club and Hair. He appeared in the national tour of Sarafina and the Off-Broadway productions of Blue, Violet, Thunder Knocking on the Door and Richard III. On screen McElroy has been seen in "All My Children" and "Spin City," and he is the founder and director of the gospel choir Broadway Inspirational Voices.

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.

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