Tony-Winning Curtains Star to Head to the Chatterbox June 21

News   Tony-Winning Curtains Star to Head to the Chatterbox June 21 David Hyde Pierce, who won a 2007 Tony Award for his performance in the new musical Curtains, will sit down for a chat with host Seth Rudetsky at the June 21 edition of Seth's Broadway Chatterbox.

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. For his performance as Lieutenant Frank Cioffi in the new musical Curtains, David Hyde Pierce received the 2007 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. The actor's other Broadway credits include Beyond Therapy, The Heidi Chronicles and Spamalot. Hyde Pierce is perhaps best known for his Emmy-winning work as Dr. Niles Crane on the long-running sitcom "Frasier."

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.

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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