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. Baayork Lee, who has performed in a dozen Broadway shows, created the role of Connie in the original cast of A Chorus Line. She has directed many national and international companies of that award-winning musical, and her other directorial credits include The King and I, Bombay Dreams, Cinderella, Barnum, Carmen Jones, Porgy and Bess, Jesus Christ Superstar and Gypsy. Lee has also choreographed productions of Cocoanuts, Camelot, Damn Yankees, Animal Crackers, South Pacific, Goya, Sly and The Merry Widow. She is the co-author of "On the Line: The Creation of A Chorus Line."
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 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas concert to benefit the Actors' Fund of America as well as the five previous benefit concerts, Hair, Chess, Funny Girl, On the Twentieth Century 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, and his new tome — "The Q Guide to Broadway" — was just published by Alyson Books. Rudetsky has been seen on "Law & Order" and "All My Children."
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.