In his weekly, cabaret-style talk show at Don’t Tell Mama, Seth Rudetsky gabs and jokes with such theatre notables as Betty Buckley, Faith Prince, Idina Menzel and Terrence Mann. Hard to compete with stars putting out that kind of wattage, so Rudetsky will take five Saturdays in a spotlight of his own. He’ll star in the autobiographical one-man show, Rhapsody in Seth, at OOB’s HERE, starting Dec. 2.
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, playing every Saturday in December, call (212) 647-0202.
Rudetsky, a comedian and writer for Rosie O'Donnell's TV show, hosts his variety show, “Seth’s Broadway Chatterbox,” Thursday evenings, 6 PM, at Don’t Tell Mama. Upcoming guests include John Ellison Conlee and Patrick Wilson (both of The Full Monty) arriving Dec. 7 and Penny Fuller, John Ritter and Henry Winkler (all from The Dinner Party Chattering Dec. 14.
The press materials call “Chatterbox” a combination of "Mike Douglas, Dr. Seuss and Pee Wee Herman." 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. — By David Lefkowitz