Kendrick (Fritzi in "Camp") and Allen (Jill) will re-create "The Ladies Who Lunch" sequence from the film for the Chatterbox audience. The weekly live talkfest, which includes interviews and performances from Broadway (and film) 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. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival, "Camp" — about a summer camp for aspiring actors, dancers and musicians — was written and directed by Todd Graff and is based on the real life camp Stagedoor Manor in upstate New York. The film's cast includes Tony Award nominee Anna Kendrick, Daniel Letterle, Joanne Chilcoat, Robin de Jesus, Tiffany Taylor, Alana Allen and Don Dixon. The movie's soundtrack is available on the Decca/UMG label and includes the film's original soundtrack as well as the movie trailer, cast photos and biographies and behind-the-scenes footage. Among the composers heard on the recording are such Broadway favorites as Stephen Sondheim, Lynn Ahrens and Promises, Promises' Burt Bacharach.
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, GLAAD-nominated show Rhapsody in Seth.
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.