Spelling Bee Star Heads to the Chatterbox July 28

News   Spelling Bee Star Heads to the Chatterbox July 28 Celia Keenan-Bolger, who received a 2005 Tony nomination for her performance as Olive Ostrovsky in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, will sit down for a chat with host Seth Rudetsky at the July 28 edition of Seth's Broadway Chatterbox.

The weekly live talkfest, 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. Celia Keenan-Bolger is currently making her Broadway debut in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. For her portrayal of Olive Ostrovsky, she received a Tony nomination, a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award (Best Ensemble). Keenan-Bolger's Off-Broadway credits include Little Fish, Kindertransport and Summer of '42. Regionally, the singing actress appeared in The Light in the Piazza, Sweeney Todd and Our Town.

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 Hair concert to benefit the Actors' Fund of America as well as the three previous benefit concerts, Chess, 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.

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