Rhapsody in Seth's Rudetsky Joins Plotnick for Mortification Theatre

News   Rhapsody in Seth's Rudetsky Joins Plotnick for Mortification Theatre Seth Rudetsky — star of the recent GLAAD-nominated show Rhapsody in Seth — will join actor Jack Plotnick for Mortification Theatre.

The one-night-only event will be held Jan. 12, 2004, at 10 PM at the Ars Nova Theater. According to production notes, Rudetsky and Plotnick will take "the audience on a journey back to the most mortifying moments of their adolescences." The evening will include slides, videos and audiotapes from the duo's "most awkward years." 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 show Rhapsody in Seth.

Jack Plotnick produced and starred in the film "Girls Will Be Girls," which won OUTFEST and U.S. Comedy Arts Festival Awards. He also appeared in "Gods and Monsters" and "Down with Love" and has had recurring roles on "Action," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as well as guest-starring roles on "NYPD Blue," "Dawson's Creek" and "Seinfeld." He recently completed the new VH1 movie "Thirty Days Until Famous."

The Ars Nova Theater is located in Manhattan at 511 West 54th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. Tickets, priced at $12, are available by calling (212) 868-4444. Doors open at 9:30 PM.