Gals of Oz Head to the Chatterbox Feb. 19

News   Gals of Oz Head to the Chatterbox Feb. 19
The women who surround Hugh Jackman's Peter Allen in the new musical The Boy From Oz will sit down for a chat with host Seth Rudetsky at the Feb. 19 edition of Seth's Broadway Chatterbox.

From Top: Beth Fowler, Isabel Keating, and Stephanie Block
From Top: Beth Fowler, Isabel Keating, and Stephanie Block

Beth Fowler (who portrays Peter Allen's mother), Stephanie J. Block (Liza Minnelli) and Isabel Keating (Judy Garland) will take part in the weekly live talkfest, which includes interviews and performances from Broadway stars. Set for 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.

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 Chess concert to benefit the Actors' Fund of America as well as the two previous benefit concerts, 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.

Stephanie J. Block is currently making her Broadway debut in The Boy From Oz. She was seen in the out-of-town tryout of Wicked, and her regional credits include Funny Girl, Crazy for You, Oliver!, James Joyce’s The Dead, The Grass Harp, Bells Are Ringing and I Love a Piano. Beth Fowler received a Tony nomination for her work as Mrs. Lovett in the revival of Sweeney Todd. Among her other Broadway credits are Beauty and the Beast, Bells Are Ringing, A Little Night Music, Baby and Teddy and Alice. Isabel Keating appeared on Broadway in Enchanted April; her other theatre credits include Indian Ink, Dinner with Friends and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.

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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