ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Megan Hilty Gets Married, Lilla Crawford Loses a Tooth and Pasek and Paul Repay a Debt

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23 Dec 2013

A week in the life of actor, radio and TV host, music director and writer Seth Rudetsky.


AH! I just got an email from one of the Disaster! investors congratulating me on the Daily News shout-out. I get that paper every day but, for some reason, didn’t get the Sunday edition. Turns out, Joe Dziemianowicz, the theatre critic, picked the ten best shows of 2013, and he put Disaster! in the top 10! It’s so amazing to see Disaster! be listed with major shows like Pippin and Twelfth Night! Speaking of Pippin, Andrea Martin came to see Disaster! with her good friend Debra Monk. See the sassy photo they took with Drew Geraci (who emailed after seeing it that it looks like he just "had some work done").


Debra Monk and Andrea Martin with Drew Geraci

Drew and I just did an Obsessed video that I think is hi-lar. Take a gander:


I’m writing this during a beautiful spring day. Sadly, it’s the beginning of winter. WTF? We went to brunch this morning, and James actually wore shorts! Yes, I appreciate seeing the great calf muscles, but I don’t appreciate nor look forward to the rise of the ocean and the eventual flooding of our coastline. If anyone is freaking out as I am, make a donation to www.Greenpeace.org to try to curtail global warming.

Anyhoo, back to more important matters—what kind of food I ordered. I decided to be “healthy” and get an egg white omlette but offset it by eating non-stop bread from the bread basket. Delish! We met newlyweds Megan Hilty and Brian Gallagher at Isabella’s and had a great time. They just got married after an engagement period of zero (0) days. Megan said she was never one of those girls who fantasized about having a big wedding. She told us she was more like, “Um, I can’t think about that right now. I have play practice.” So, a few months ago, they were in their L.A. home and decided they wanted to get married but without the long engagement period or the stressful planning of the wedding. They invited their immediate family to Vegas, and nine days later became Mr. and Mrs. Gallagher. Then they did a national tour of their reception; one in L.A., one in Megan’s hometown of Seattle and one in New York City. Sadly, their NYC reception was on Monday, which used to be a “dark night” in theatre, but I couldn’t come because I have Disaster! on Monday nights. So, we met for brunch instead. Megan and Brian didn’t want gifts for themselves, so they had all their guests bring toys for tots! And, if you want to help out some tots, James, Juli and I always get a kick out of giving gifts to random kids who write letters to Santa. Info is here.

Seth and James with Megan Hilty and Brian Gallagher


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