Hairspray Tony Winner Heads to the Chatterbox July 22

News   Hairspray Tony Winner Heads to the Chatterbox July 22 Dick Latessa, who won a Tony Award for his performance as Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray, will sit down for a chat with host Seth Rudetsky at the July 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. Dick Latessa received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for his performance in Hairspray. His other Broadway credits include Cabaret, Proposals, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Damn Yankees, Will Rogers Follies, Rumors, Broadway Bound, Rags, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Passione, I Oughta Be in Pictures, Chapter Two, Follies and Awake and Sing. He was seen in the films "Stigmata" and "Substance of Fire," and his TV credits include "Thicker Than Blood," "Law & Order," "True Blue" and "Working It Out."

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.

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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