Greene, Days, Brier, Pedi and Schaffel Head to the Chatterbox Dec. 22

News   Greene, Days, Brier, Pedi and Schaffel Head to the Chatterbox Dec. 22 Ellen Greene, Maya Days, Kathy Brier, Christine Pedi and Marla Schaffel, who star in A Broadway Diva Christmas at the Julia Miles Theatre, will all chat with host Seth Rudetsky at the Dec. 22 edition of Seth's Broadway Chatterbox.

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.

Ellen Greene began her career as a nightclub singer, performing in the now closed New York cabaret Reno Sweeney. At age 21, Joseph Papp took her under his wing and cast her in productions of Boom Boom Room and The Threepenny Opera. Greene earned a Tony nomination for her work in the latter, but it was her role as Audrey in both the original stage and film productions of Little Shop of Horrors that brought her national attention. Among her recent theatrical credits are the West Coast staging of Side Man and an all-star reading of Women Behind Bars. Her many screen credits include "The Cooler," "One Fine Day," "Léon," "Fathers & Sons," "Stepping Out," "Pump Up the Volume," "Talk Radio" and "Next Stop, Greenwich Village." Greene's acclaimed solo debut recording is titled "In His Eyes."

A New England native, Maya Days bowed on Broadway in Jonathan Larson's Rent, after appearing in the show's national and London companies. Her other musical theatre credits include Grease!, A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar and, most recently, Off-Broadway's Once Around the Sun. Also a pop star in the U.K., Days has released several top-ten hits.

Emmy nominated Kathy Brier currently plays Marci Walsh on TV's "One Life to Live." Her New York stage credits include Hairspray, Bat Boy and The Prince and the Pauper.

Marla Schaffel received a Tony nomination for her work in the title role of Jane Eyre. She has also been seen on Broadway in Titanic and Les Misérables, Off-Broadway in Enter the Guardsman and Christina Alberta's Father and in the national tour of Evita. Her numerous regional credits include Lucky in the Rain, West Side Story, A Little Night Music, Paint Your Wagon, Glimmerglass, Fool for Love and Top Girls. On Broadway Christine Pedi appeared in the Martin Short revival of Little Me. She has performed in more than a dozen companies of Forbidden Broadway and earned Drama Desk and Ovation Award nominations for her work in Forbidden Hollywood.

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 On the Twentieth Century concert to benefit the Actors' Fund of America as well as the four previous benefit concerts, Hair, 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.

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.

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