La Cage and All Shook Up Stars Head to the Chatterbox April 21

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La Cage aux Folles' John Hillner and All Shook Up's Jenn Gambatese will sit down for a chat with host Seth Rudetsky at the April 21 edition of Seth's Broadway Chatterbox.
John Hillner and  Jenn Gambatese
John Hillner and Jenn Gambatese

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.

John Hillner currently plays Etienne and understudies the role of Georges in the revival of La Cage aux Folles at the Marquis Theatre. His other Broadway credits include Mamma Mia!, The Graduate, Crazy for You, Zorba, Woman of the Year, Footloose, Big, Little Me, They're Playing Our Song and Company. Off-Broadway he has been seen in Last Dance, Dinner with Friends and Angry Housewives. Hillner's screen credits include “Seinfeld,” “3rd Rock From the Sun,” “Murphy Brown,” “Law & Order,”“As the World Turns,” “We Got It Made,” "Say Anything," "Money for Nothing," "Friendly Fire," "Prince of the City" and "Dysfunction."

Jenn Gambatese plays both Natalie Haller and Ed in All Shook Up at the Palace Theatre. On Broadway she has also been seen in Footloose, Hairspray and A Year with Frog and Toad. Gambatese was also part of Off-Broadway's Reefer Madness and both the European and North American tours of Fame.

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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