Hairspray Star Heads to the Chatterbox June 9

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Mary Bond Davis, who created the role of Motormouth Maybelle in the Tony-winning musical Hairspray, will sit down for a chat with host Seth Rudetsky at the June 9 edition of Seth's Broadway Chatterbox.
Mary Bond Davis
Mary Bond Davis

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.

Mary Bond Davis is currently starring on Broadway in Hairspray at the Neil Simon Theatre. Her other Broadway credits include The Women, Marie Christine, Grease, Jelly's Last Jam and Mail. Davis' screen credits include "New York Minute," "Romance and Cigarettes," "Coming to America," "Hook," "Jeffrey," "The Preacher's Wife," "The Art of Dying," "Customs of the County" and "Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling."

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.

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