By Seth Rudetsky
10 Dec 2012
Photo by Krissie Fullerton
PASSENGER: (Interrupting) Mary Testa!
I was incredibly impressed! First I thought he knew the answer because he had seen this Playbill "Obsessed!" video.
But then he told us that he happened to see The Rink during the two weeks Mary was on for Liza (while Stockard Channing was preparing to take over the role…before the show closed two weeks later!). I will give all cruise details next week!
Writing about The Rink reminds me of something that happened at Gypsy of the Year that also would have made me pass out as a child. Every year in school I would become obsessed with a show, and in 5th grade it was Chicago. I listened to it all the time, hoping one day I would meet Chita Rivera. Cut to: After Gypsy of the Year, Chita came up to me said, "You've really got it, don't you? Every f***ing word you say is funny!" AH! So amazing! And on that note, peace out!
(Seth Rudetsky is the afternoon Broadway host on SiriusXM. He has played piano for over 15 Broadway shows, was Grammy-nominated for his concert CD of Hair and Emmy-nominated for being a comedy writer on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show." He has written two novels, "Broadway Nights" and "My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan," which are also available at Audible.com. He recently launched SethTV.com, where you can contact him and view all of his videos and his sassy new reality show.)