Cavenaugh, who stars as Bud in the musical — which rescinded its closing notice this weekend — and Colella, who portrays Sissy, will sit down for a chat with Seth Rudetsky at the weekly Chatterbox festivities. The 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. Matt Cavenaugh is currently making his Broadway debut in Urban Cowboy in the role he originated at Miami’s Coconut Grove Playhouse. He has starred in the touring productions of Ragtime, Strike Up the Band and Grease, and was seen in the film “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency.” Jenn Colella is also making her Broadway debut in the new musical based on the Paramount Picture film of the same name. Her other theatrical credits include roles in Peter Pan, Angels in America, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Company, Sylvia and Victor/Victoria. Urban Cowboy plays the Broadhurst Theatre, which is located at 235 West 44th Street. For tickets, call (212) 239-6200.
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. He is also the author and star of the one-man, GLAAD-nominated show Rhapsody in Seth, which recently reopened at the Actors Playhouse.
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.