Sam Harris, who recently joined the Broadway company of The Producers, will be Seth Rudetsky's special guest at the July 18 edition of Seth's Broadway Chatterbox.
The weekly live talkfest, which includes interviews and a performance 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.
Harris, who made his Broadway debut in the hit revival of Grease!, will discuss his work on The Great White Way as well as his phenomenal success on the "Star Search" series. One of the highlights of the weekly Chatterbox series is the screening of the performer's most embarrassing moment caught on film. Past Chatterbox guests have included Tony winner Betty Buckley, Side Show stars Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner, Broadway belter Lillias White and director Walter Bobbie.
In addition to his roles in The Producers and Grease!, Harris starred on Broadway in Cy Coleman's The Life, for which he received a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. Harris also starred in an L.A. production of Hair and toured in the title role of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The multi-octave singer has released several solo recordings including "Different Stages" and "Standard Time."
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 Dreamgirls concert to benefit the Actors Fund of America and is currently working on their staging of Funny Girl. Rudetsky was a member of the comedy writing team for "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" for two years, and he currently stars in his own one-man show, Rhapsody in Seth, at the Ars Nova Theater. His awards include the Duplex's Stars of Tomorrow, the Backstage Bistro and the Funniest Gay Male in New York. 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.