Entitled Seth's Big Fat Broadway Show, each month's show will feature a different theme. The July 5 theme is "Broadway Belters." Rudetsky's special guest for the evening is singing actress Mandy Gonzalez, the In the Heights star currently on Broadway in Wicked.
Rudetsky, according to press notes, "will be doing his web-famous deconstructions of all the Broadway belters he’s obsessed with, as well as giving tons of inside scoop. . .Come hear Seth compare/contrast classic belters like Merman, Diva belters like Betty Buckley/Patti LuPone, current belters like Julia Murney, rare soprano/belters like Judy Kuhn and horrifying belters like Lauren Bacall. As usual, there will be hilarious audio clips supplemented by shocking videos. You won't believe your eyes and ears!"
Seth Rudetsky has played piano in the pits of many Broadway shows including Ragtime, Grease and The Phantom of the Opera. He was the artistic producer/conductor for the first five Actors Fund concerts including Dreamgirls and Hair, which were both recorded. As a performer, he appeared on Broadway in The Ritz and on TV in "All My Children," "Law and Order C.I." and on MTV's "Made" and "Legally Blonde: The Search for the Next Elle Woods." He has written the books "The Q Guide to Broadway" and "Broadway Nights," which was recorded as an audio book on Audible.com. He is currently the afternoon Broadway host on Sirius/XM radio and tours the country doing his comedy show, "Deconstructing Broadway." He can be contacted at his website SethRudetsky.com, where he has posted many video deconstructions. He also writes a weekly column for Playbill.com.
The Triad is located at 158 West 72nd Street. There is a $15 cover charge plus a two-drink minimum; call (212) 362-2590 for reservations. Visit www.SETHRUDETSKY.com for more information.