ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Midtown March Medley Marches On, Plus Alan Cumming and Sheldon Harnick

By Seth Rudetsky
11 Mar 2013

Sierra Boggess on Chatterbox.
Photo by Robb Johnston

My online TV network is going strong. Not only do we have Chatterboxes with Alan Cumming, Sierra Boggess and Lorna Luft added to the site, but episode two of Broadway Game Night is up and the Sutton Foster concert in New Orleans is being edited! Plus we're starting a big, fat exciting Broadway trivia contest on March 15. There'll be a new question every day and delicious prizes! Get thee to SethTV.com!

Last week was the opening of the Midtown March Medley's first play, Unbroken Circle, and both the show and real life were rife with drama. Right before James and Juli left for the performance (he wrote it and they're both in it) I noticed that one of our dogs (Scooby) was walking weird. I immediately though she had had a stroke. I called the vet but they couldn't see her because it was 7 PM and they were about to close. We got Scooby in a cab and took her to the vet ER. James and Juli ran to the show to make half-hour and I stayed til the doctor stabilized Scooby and told me to go away for a few hours so she could be examined.

Luckily, Blue Pearl Animal Hospital is on 55th Street and our plays are on 54th Street. I ran to the play, and we all came to the vet right after. Turns out, Scooby did have a stroke and she stayed overnight and came back on Sunday. Apparently, dogs can recover from strokes better than people so we're making her really comfortable and watching as she slowly progresses. It's very hard loving a dog!



Finally, if you're in Las Cruces, NM, on Friday, come see me and Deconstructing Broadway! Here's a fun article about it, with info. 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.)