Actress Celeste Holm and filmmaker Rick McKay will be featured at the weekly live talkfest, which includes interviews and performances from Broadway stars. Show time is 6 PM at the New York cabaret Don't Tell Mama, and 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. Celeste Holm made her Broadway debut in 1938 in Gloriana. Her numerous other theatre credits include roles in The Time of Your Life, Another Sun, The Return of the Vagabond, Eight O'Clock Tuesday, My fair Ladies, Papa Is All, All the Comforts of Home, The Damask Cheek, Oklahoma!, Bloomer Girl, Affairs of State, The King and I, Anna Christie, His and Hers, Interlock, Third Best Sport, Invitation to a March, Mame, Candida, Habeas Corpus, The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall and I Hate Hamlet. Rick McKay is the writer, director and producer of the new film, "Broadway: The Golden Age," which features interviews with dozens and dozens of stars who were part of that magical era of Broadway.
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.