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.
Anne Runolfsson currently stars in Listen to My Heart: The Songs of David Friedman at Upstairs at Studio 54. The singer-actress has appeared on Broadway in Victor/Victoria, Cyrano, Aspects of Love and Les Misérables as well as in the national tours of The Secret Garden and Les Miz; her Off-Broadway credits include Jack's Holiday and Cather County. Runolfsson has performed with symphony orchestras throughout the country, and her debut solo recording is entitled "At Sea."
Jennifer Simard can now be seen in The Thing About Men at the Promenade Theatre. She also appeared in another musical by the creators of Men, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. Her other theatrical credits include Forbidden Broadway, That's Life, Pets, Speed the Plow, Temptation, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Othello. On screen Simard has been seen in "The King of Queens," "Damn Right TV," "Wish You Were Dead" and "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas."
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.