Jason Robert Brown, composer of Broadway’s Parade, and Andrea Burns, who appeared in Brown’s OB musical Songs for a New World, will reunite Nov. 30 to appear as guests at “Seth’s Broadway Chatterbox,” Seth's Rudetsky's weekly cabaret variety show at NYC's Don't Tell Mama.
Rudetsky, a comedian and writer for Rosie O'Donnell's TV show, hosts his variety show -- the press materials call it a combination of "Mike Douglas, Dr. Seuss and Pee Wee Herman" -- every Thursday at 6 PM. There's a 2-drink minimum, but the $10 cover charge is donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
For information on "Seth's Broadway Chatterbox" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, call (212) 757-0788. You can also check their website at : http://www.geocities.com/broadwaychatterbox.
Previous guests on "Chatterbox" have included Mary Testa, Andrea Martin, Faith Prince, Terrence Mann, Marin Mazzie, Kristin Chenoweth, Roger Bart, Bebe Neuwirth, Graciela Daniele, Bryan Batt, Barbara Walsh and Norm Lewis.
Upcoming Chatterbox chattees are:
Dec. 7: John Ellison Conlee and Patrick Wilson (both from The Full Monty).
Dec. 14: Penny Fuller, John Ritter and Henry Winkler (all from The Dinner Party.
Host Rudetsky will also get to shift the spotlight to himself, Saturday nights starting Dec 2. His autobiographical one-man show, Rhapsody in Seth, will be playing at OOB’s HERE. Paul Castree directs this look at “childhood...growing up lauded for my musical talent and hated for being gay.” For tickets and information on the 11 PM show, every Saturday in December, call (212) 647-0202.
— By David Lefkowitz