ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Braving Snowstorms With Sutton Foster and Anika Larsen's Beautiful Audition

By Seth Rudetsky
03 Feb 2014


Seth Rudetsky and Jonathan Groff.

I had Jonathan Groff on "Seth Speaks" and we talked about the audio book we did together. It was my first novel "Broadway Nights," and I played the main character, Stephen, a music director, and he played Mason, a young director and possible love interest for Stephen. Anyhoo, Jonathan and I recorded it at the Audible.com studios when they were in Newark, NJ, and wasted a lot of time with bizarre fits of ye olde giggles. For some reason, he would read sections of the book while staring at me with a lazy eye. We then decided to redo the poster of his new HBO show, "Looking" but call it "Looking: Lazy Eye Edition." Take a gander!

P.S. Kristin Chenoweth, Andrea Martin, Richard Kind, the [title of show] cast and many more are on "Broadway Nights." Get it here

Jonathan is a super Sutton Foster fan and while Sutton and I were in the cab home from the airport, she recorded a slew of questions to truly test his knowledge. I surprised Jonathan at "Seth Speaks," and he went into a panic because he so wanted to get every question correct. Watch the video!

All right, this week I have Tony Award winner Patina Miller at "Seth's Broadway Chatterbox"... and of course, Disaster! is happening all week despite the non-stop snow storms. Peace and stay dry!

(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.)