This special edition of the weekly live talkfest, which includes interviews and performances from Broadway stars, will be held at 6 PM at Planet Hollywood, 45th Street and Broadway. There is no admission for this week's Chatterbox. (Seth's Broadway Chatterbox benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the nation's leading industry-based, not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization.)
Hunter Foster stars in the Jerry Zaks-directed production of Little Shop of Horrors, which plays the Virginia Theatre. His previous Broadway credits include Bobby Strong in the recently closed musical Urinetown; Footloose; Grease!; and Les Misérables, and he also took part in the concert presentation of Alan Menken and Tim Rice's King David. Foster was seen in the national tours of Martin Guerre and Cats as well as the Paper Mill production of Children of Eden. Also a writer, he penned the book for the musical Summer of '42, which was mounted at the Variety Arts Theatre.
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.
Those interested in attending the Jan. 29 Chatterbox should email firstname.lastname@example.org.