Rudetsky’s Broadway Chatterbox May Soon Arrive on Small Screen

News   Rudetsky’s Broadway Chatterbox May Soon Arrive on Small Screen Seth’s Broadway Chatterbox, the weekly live talkfest to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, might hit the airwaves.

In an upcoming interview for “Diva Talk,” Rudetsky told Playbill On-Line, “I’m very close to getting my Chatterbox on the boob tube. I have these two great producers: I have a producer from NBC and the old producer from ‘Rosie’ — who did all the Broadway stuff — working with me. And we’re just trying to find out whether we’re gonna actually get a station behind us. But it’s much closer than it’s ever been. There’s a lot of interest.” The weekly Chatterbox, are held Thursdays at 6 PM at Don’t Tell Mama and are sold out most every week. In the few years Rudetsky has been conducting the spirited interviews — which feature video clips and performances from the guests — he has chatted with such Broadway stars as Betty Buckley, Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner, Andrea Martin, Sutton Foster and Patrick Wilson. About his show, Rudetsky also said, “I’ve been dying to get Chatterbox on TV for so long because there’s no theatre talk show that really does a history of people. It’s more just like gossip of the minute, which is not really my style.”

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. He is also the author and star of the one-man, GLAAD-nominated show Rhapsody in Seth, which recently reopened at the Actors Playhouse.