In the Heights' Merediz Heads to the Chatterbox Nov. 20
By Andrew Gans
Olga Merediz, a 2008 Tony nominee for her performance as Abuela Claudia in the Tony-winning In the Heights, sits down for a chat with host Seth Rudetsky at the Nov. 20 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.
In addition to In the Heights, Merediz's Broadway credits include Mamma Mia!, Reckless, Man of La Mancha, Les Misérables and The Human Comedy. She won a Drama Desk Award for her performance in the Off-Broadway staging of In the Heights and was also seen in The Taming of the Shrew and Thornhill. Merediz's screen credits include "Changing Lanes," "K-PAX," "Music of the Heart," "Evita," "Requiem for a Dream," "Center Stage," "Isn't She Great," "Apartment #5C," "City of Hope," "Angie," "Au Pair III," "Hope & Faith," "The Jury," "The Sopranos," "The George Lopez Show," "Law & Order," "L&O: SVU," "L&O: CI," "The Job," "100 Centre Street."
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 recently made 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.
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