The evening of music and comedy, which explores the Broadway musical, will also play the West 54th Street venue Aug. 23 and 30 at 7:30 PM.
Rudetsky, press notes state, "along with help from a delicious all-singing, all-dancing ensemble, shows you – up close and personal - what is brilliant about Broadway (and why it can sometimes be a splitting headache!). See the magic of a 'quick change' in action, behold the panic of a swing dancer going on at the last minute, witness a belter/soprano catfight, and hear the most famous backstage stories and best songs written for Broadway performed by a cast of some of the biggest stars of the Great White Way!"
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 Playbill.com. He made his Broadway stage debut in The Ritz.
Ars Nova is located in Manhattan at 511 West 54th Street, just west of Tenth Avenue. For tickets, priced $20, call (212) 489-9800 or visit www.arsnovanyc.com.