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. Kathie Lee Gifford made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together. She penned the book and lyrics for the current musical at the Zipper Theatre, Under the Bridge, and has also written a musical about evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, which is titled Hurricane Aimee. Gifford spent 15 years as co-host of "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee," and her other TV credits include "Touched By an Angel," "Diagnosis Murder," "Coach" and "Evening Shade." Also a singer, Gifford's recordings include "Sentimental," "It's Christmastime" and "Dreamship: Lullabies for Little Ones."
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 Hair concert to benefit the Actors' Fund of America as well as the three previous benefit concerts, 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.