Current and Former Phantom of the Opera Cast Members Will Head to the Chatterbox
By Andrew Gans
Current and former cast members from the long-running, Tony-winning Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera will be special guests at Seth's Broadway Chatterbox Jan. 24.
Tony Award nominee Howard McGillin, Sierra Boggess and George Lee Andrews will chat with Rudetsky at the special Chatterbox dedicated to the upcoming 25th Phantom of the Opera anniversary.
McGillin, a former title player in Phantom, is currently appearing with fellow Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker at the Café Carlyle. He is a Tony nominee for his performances in Anything Goes and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. As previously announced, McGillin will join Tony winner — and former Anything Goes co-star — Patti LuPone as well as Norm Lewis and Seth Rudetsky on Playbill's third Broadway on the High Seas cruise.
Boggess just began a six-week engagement in the Broadway company of Phantom after playing Christine Daaé in the Las Vegas production, the London production, and London’s special 25th Anniversary Concert, which was internationally broadcast and available on DVD.
Andrews holds the Guinness World Record for “Most Performances in the Same Broadway Show.” He performed a total of 9,382 performances over 23 years in Phantom. He is currently performing in the ensemble of Evita.
The weekly live talk show, which includes interviews and performances from Broadway stars, is now held at 5 PM (to accommodate 7 PM curtains) 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.
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. DVDs of the talk show are available by visiting sethrudetsky.com.
(Seth Rudetsky has played piano in the pits of many Broadway shows including Ragtime, Grease and The Phantom of the Opera. He was the artistic producer/conductor for the first five Actors Fund concerts including Dreamgirls and Hair, which were both recorded. As a performer, he appeared on Broadway in The Ritz and on TV in "All My Children," "Law and Order C.I." and on MTV's "Made" and "Legally Blonde: The Search for the Next Elle Woods." He has written the books "The Q Guide to Broadway" and "Broadway Nights," which was recorded as an audio book on Audible.com. He is currently the afternoon Broadway host on Sirius/XM radio and tours the country doing his comedy show, "Deconstructing Broadway." He can be contacted at his website SethRudetsky.com, where he has posted many video deconstructions.)
The Chatterbox will be filmed and shown on www.SethTV.com, Seth Rudetsky’s online Entertainment Network.
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