Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan and Man of La Mancha's Jimmy Smagula — who both appeared in the Bravo series "The IT Factor" — will sit down with Seth Rudetsky for the Dec. 19 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.
Daisy Eagan is, perhaps, best known for her portrayal of Mary Lennox in the 1991 Broadway production of The Secret Garden, for which she received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Her other theatrical credits include James Joyce's The Dead, Les Misérables and The Little Prince, and she was seen in the films "Losing Isaiah" and "Ripe." Jimmy Smagula, who currently stars as the Guard in the revival of Man of La Mancha at the Martin Beck Theatre, made his Broadway debut in The Full Monty. His regional credits include roles in Sweeney Todd and Children of Eden, and he has been seen on television in "The Job."
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.
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.