Cats may have ended its historic run earlier this month, but the mystique continues. As such, Seth's Rudetsky's weekly cabaret variety show at NYC's Don't Tell Mama has lined up three former felines for the Sept. 28 show. Terrence Mann, the original Rum Tum Tugger; Anna McNeely, the first Jennyanydots; and Marlene Danielle, who racked up more than 7,000 performances as Bombalurina, will all appear to discuss their years in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway blockbuster.
Rudetsky, a comedian and writer for Rosie O'Donnell's TV show, hosts his variety show -- the press materials call it a combination of "Mike Douglas, Dr. Seuss and Pee Wee Herman" -- every Thursday at 6 PM. There's a 2-drink minimum, but the $10 cover charge is donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
For information on "Seth's Broadway Chatterbox" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, call (212) 757-0788. You can also check their website at : http://www.geocities.com/broadwaychatterbox.
Previous guests on "Chatterbox" have included Andrea Martin, Faith Prince, Terrence Mann, Marin Mazzie, Kristin Chenoweth, Roger Bart, Bebe Neuwirth, Graciela Daniele, Bryan Batt, Barbara Walsh and Norm Lewis.
Upcoming Chatterbox chattees are:
Oct. 12: Mary Testa (Marie Christine)
Oct. 26: Betty Buckley (Sunset Boulevard and, yes, Cats).