South Pacific Star to Head to the Chatterbox Aug. 14

News   South Pacific Star to Head to the Chatterbox Aug. 14 Acclaimed Hawaiian actress and chanteuse Loretta Ables Sayre, who was Tony-nominated for her performance as Bloody Mary in the Lincoln Center Theater production of South Pacific, will sit down for a chat with host Seth Rudetsky at the Aug. 14 edition of Seth's Broadway Chatterbox.
Loretta Ables Sayre
Loretta Ables Sayre

The weekly live talk show, 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.

Loretta Ables Sayre is a prominent Hawaiian entertainer, who has performed at the Halekulani and Kahala Mandarin Oriental hotels, as well as in You Somebody at Hawaii's Diamond Head Theatre. Her credits also include Effie White in the Hawaii mounting of Dreamgirls. As a musician, Sayre has opened for the Beach Boys, Kenny Loggins, James Brown and the Four Tops. South Pacific marks her New York and Broadway debuts.

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 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas concert to benefit the Actors' Fund of America as well as the five previous benefit concerts, Hair, Chess, Funny Girl, On the Twentieth Century 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, and his new tome — "The Q Guide to Broadway" — was published by Alyson Books. Rudetsky has been seen on "Law & Order" and "All My Children" and currently pens a weekly column for Playbill.com. He recently made his Broadway stage debut in The Ritz.

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.