Tony Award winner Sutton Foster will join Julia Murney, Lauren Kennedy, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Chad Kimball, Shelley Thomas, Anika Larsen and Amanda Ryan Paige for the second-annual Purim celebration at the Manhattan Jewish Community Center. Last year, host Seth Rudetsky offered a comedic retelling of the Megillah with songs from Funny Girl. This season's Purim celebration will feature Haman, Mordechai and Esther singing tunes from Chess; Snoopy; Zanna, Don't!; Aspects of Love; Children of Eden; and The Last Five Years. 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 Chess concert to benefit the Actors' Fund of America as well as the two previous benefit concerts, 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 all-star concert will be held at the JCC, located in New York City at 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street. Tickets are priced at $20; call (646) 505-5708 for reservations. Visit www.jccmanhattan.org for more information.