Broadway-lovin' comedian-actor-musician Seth Rudetsky is one of the many performers scheduled for the Oct. 12 edition of Ron Poole's stand up musical comedy program, Poole Party!
Rudetsky, who was the artistic producer and the musical director for the recent all-star Funny Girl concert, will offer a "full analysis of the 'Brady Bunch Variety Hour'" complete with clips of the infamous series. Other performers taking part in the 11 PM show include Forbidden Broadway's Kristine Zbornik, Grandma Sylvia's Funeral's Sydney Meyer as well as Mitchell Olson ("Survivor 2"), Jessica Fischer (Carolines on Broadway), Richie Green (Rascal's Comedy Club) and MAC Award nominee Shecky Beagleman.
Hosted by Ron Poole — a 2002 MAC Award Winner for Outstanding Major Stand-Up Comedy in NYC — the evening will be held at Don't Tell Mama, which is located in New York City at 343 West 46th Street. There is a $10 cover and a two-drink minimum. For reservations, call (212) 757-0788; for more information, go to Ron Poole's Poole Party!.
Seth Rudetsky is the creator and host of Seth's Broadway Chatterbox, the weekly live talkfest to benefit Broadway Cares that features interviews with and performances from Broadway stars. 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, and he also conceived the idea for the aforementioned Funny Girl concert to benefit the Actors Fund of America as well as last season's Dreamgirls anniversary concert. 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 is also the author and star of the one-man show Rhapsody in Seth.
—By Andrew Gans