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.
Andrea Martin received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for her performance as Aunt Eller in the current revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! at the Gershwin Theatre. Martin nabbed the Tony, Drama Desk and Theatre World awards for her work in My Favorite Year and received Tony and Drama Desk noms. for the revival of Candide. An Emmy Award winner for her work on "SCTV," Martin's other screen credits include "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," "All Over the Guy," "Wag the Dog," "Stepping Out," "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," "Gypsy," "Ed" and "Crossing Jordan."
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 Funny Girl concert to benefit the Actors Fund of America as well as last season's Dreamgirls anniversary concert. 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.
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.