Ritz Star to Join Ritz Star at the Chatterbox Dec. 6

By Andrew Gans
December 5, 2007

Rosie Perez, who stars in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of The Ritz, will sit down for a chat with her Ritz co-star, Seth Rudetsky, at the Dec. 6 edition of Seth's Broadway Chatterbox.



The weekly live talk show, which includes interviews and performances from Broadway stars, is held at 6 PM at the New York cabaret Don't Tell Mama. There is a $10 donation and a two-drink minimum. The donation goes directly to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the nation's leading industry-based, not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization.

Rosie Perez has appeared on Broadway in The Ritz, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune and Reckless. Her other theatrical credits include Salvador Dali Makes Me Hot (Theatre World Award), The Vagina Monologues and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Perez was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award for her performance in "Fearless." Her many other screen credits include "Human Nature," "King of the Jungle," "Riding in Cars With Boys," "The 24 Hour Woman," "The Road to El Dorado," "Do the Right Thing," "White Men Can’t Jump," "Untamed Heart," "It Could Happen to You" and "Somebody to Love."

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 published by Alyson Books. Rudetsky has been seen on "Law & Order" and "All My Children" and currently pens a weekly column for Playbill.com. He is also now making his Broadway stage debut in The Ritz.

Don't Tell Mama is located in New York City on West 46th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. Call (212) 757-0788 for reservations.