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News Gemignani and Altay Will Head to the Chatterbox March 5 Tony Award-winning musical director/conductor Paul Gemignani and his wife, actress Derin Altay, will will sit down for a chat with host Seth Rudetsky at the March 5 edition of Seth's Broadway Chatterbox.
Paul Gemignani
Paul Gemignani

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.

Paul Gemignani's more than 38 Broadway and West End credits include Company; Follies; Sweeney Todd; Evita; Kiss Me, Kate; West Side Story; Into the Woods; 1776; On the Twentieth Century; Dreamgirls; and Crazy for You, among others. In 2001 Gemignani was awarded a Special Lifetime Achievement Tony Award.

Derin Altay succeeded Patti LuPone in the title role of the original Broadway production of Evita and was also seen in the 1994 revival of Show Boat.

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 He 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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