Producers star Steven Weber will replace the previously announced Rosie O'Donnell at the Nov. 14 edition of Seth's Broadway Chatterbox.
Former talk-show host O'Donnell has canceled her appearance due to the imminent arrival of her new baby with partner Kelly Carpenter. Thoroughly Modern Millie's Sutton Foster is still scheduled for the Nov. 21 Chatterbox.
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.
Steven Weber currently stars as Leo Bloom in Mel Brooks' Tony-winning musical The Producers at the St. James Theatre. His other theatrical credits include roles in The Real Thing, Death of a Salesman, Paradise Lost, Rain, The Inheritors, Made in Bangkok and the Los Angeles production of Hair. Perhaps best known for his work as Brian Hackett on the TV series "Wings," Weber's other screen credits include "Timecode 2000," "Leaving Las Vegas," "Dracula: Dead and Loving It," "Jeffrey," "Sour Grapes," "Single White Female," "Hamburger Hill" and "Club Land." He wrote, produced and starred in the latter.
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.