The March 26 concert at Joe's Pub will be hosted by Seth Rudetsky and Scott Nevins. Broadway stars will perform classic show tunes with a "funk and soul band"; in fact, a press release states, "These ain't your mother's ballads!" Show time is 7 PM.
Among those actors scheduled to participate are Ann Hampton Callaway, Will Chase, Max von Essen, Brandon Ruckdashel, Judine Richard and Steven Pasquale as well as the Broadway Boys (Jesse Nager, Tyler Maynard and Tituss Burgess). Amy Birnbaum, who is producing the concert, will also direct.
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 just published by Alyson Books. Rudetsky has been seen on "Law & Order" and "All My Children" and recently starred in the Gallery Players' production of Torch Song Trilogy.
Scott Nevins has hosted "Scott Nevins Presents" and "The Scott Nevins Variety Hour" as well as fundraisers for BC/EFA, The Matthew Shepard Foundation, PFLAG and God's Love We Deliver. He regularly fills in on the Sirius Satellite Radio program "The John McMullen Show" and has been seen on the Style Network, Logo, Fuse TV and MNN Television. His one-man show, Celebutant: Don't You Know Who I Think I Am?, recently played the Laurie Beechman Theatre.
Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street, between East Fourth and Astor Place. Tickets, priced at $30, are available by calling (212) 967-7555. For more information visit www.joespub.com.