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. Mandy Gonzalez recently starred as Sarah in Dance of the Vampires, which ended its run at the Minskoff Theatre Jan. 25. Gonzalez also appeared as Princess Amneris in the Broadway company of Aida, and she won an Obie Award for her work in the Off-Broadway musical Eli's Comin'. A Los Angeles native, Gonzalez performed as a backup singer for Bette Midler, and she will be seen in the upcoming movie "In God's Hands."
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 Funny Girl concert to benefit the Actors Fund of America as well as last season's Dreamgirls anniversary concert. 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 is also the author and star of the one-man show Rhapsody in Seth, which was just nominated for a GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding New York Theatre: Off Off Broadway category.
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.