Entitled Seth Deconstructs: The Good, the Bad and the Headachy, the evening is a combination of his previous deconstruction evenings that paid tribute to Barbra Streisand, Bea Arthur, "The Brady Bunch" and the Gypsy of the Year competitions. The Good, the Bad and the Headachy will be presented at the Ars Nova Theater; show time is 9 PM. Seth Deconstructs: The Good, the Bad and the Headachy, according to production notes, will feature Rudetsky "sharing everything from his private video collection and showing you how to deconstruct. Learn how to analyze 70's variety shows and question why there was a distinct lack of blinking. You'll be able to differentiate the best belting in the world versus Bonnie Franklin. Judge classic videos like 'The Brady Bunch Variety Hour,' the Liza/Joel Grey/Ben Vereen Spiritual Medley, and a time-lapsed Barbra Streisand singing 'People' while she's being forced to take it down a third and then a fourth as she progressively ages. Finally, see the clips 'they' don't want you to see!"
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 Hair concert to benefit the Actors' Fund of America as well as the three previous benefit concerts, Chess, 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.
The Ars Nova Theater is located in Manhattan at 511 West 54th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues. Tickets, priced at $10, are available by visiting www.smarttix.com.