Wedding Singer Stars Head to the Chatterbox May 11
By Andrew Gans
Kevin Cahoon and Rita Gardner, who portray, respectively, George and Rosie in the new musical The Wedding Singer, will sit down for a chat with host Seth Rudetsky at the May 11 edition of Seth's Broadway Chatterbox.
The weekly live talkfest, 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.
Kevin Cahoon was recently seen on Broadway as the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and his other Main Stem credits include The Rocky Horror Show, The Lion King and The Who's Tommy. Cahoon played the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and was also seen Off-Broadway in The Foreigner. He and his band, Ghetto Cowboy, have played CBGB's and Don Hill's; their recording is titled "Doll."
Rita Gardner created the role of The Girl in the original Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks. Her Broadway credits include A Family Affair, Ben Franklin in Paris, 1776 and Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Gardner will soon be seen in the films "Mr. Gibb" and "Superheroes." Her new solo recording is titled "Try to Remember: A Look Back at Off-Broadway."
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 On the Twentieth Century concert to benefit the Actors' Fund of America as well as the four previous benefit concerts, Hair, Chess, Funny Girl 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.
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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