As the New York Times dissects the reasons why the Public Theatre’s version of The Wild Party imploded on Broadway, the other Wild Party will be the topic of conversation at “Seth’s Broadway Chatterbox,” Seth's Rudetsky's weekly cabaret variety show at NYC's Don't Tell Mama. On Oct. 19, Rudetsky’s guests will be Andrew Lippa, composer of the Wild Party that played to widely mixed reviews at Manhattan Theatre Club, and its star, Julia Murney.
Rudetsky, a comedian and writer for Rosie O'Donnell's TV show, hosts his variety show -- the press materials call it a combination of "Mike Douglas, Dr. Seuss and Pee Wee Herman" -- every Thursday at 6 PM. There's a 2-drink minimum, but the $10 cover charge is donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
For information on "Seth's Broadway Chatterbox" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, call (212) 757-0788. You can also check their website at : http://www.geocities.com/broadwaychatterbox.
Previous guests on "Chatterbox" have included Mary Testa, Andrea Martin, Faith Prince, Terrence Mann, Marin Mazzie, Kristin Chenoweth, Roger Bart, Bebe Neuwirth, Graciela Daniele, Bryan Batt, Barbara Walsh and Norm Lewis.