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.
Jerry Mitchell was nominated for two 2005 Tony Awards for Best Choreography — for his work on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and La Cage aux Folles, winning the Tony for his work on the latter. He also received Tony, Drama Desk and Astaire Award nominations for choreographing Hairspray, The Full Monty and Never Gonna Dance. His other choreographic credits include the Bernadette Peters revival of Gypsy, Imaginary Friends, The Rock Horror Show, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Jeffrey and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. His film work includes "In & Out," "Camp," "Drop Dead Gorgeous" and "Scent of a Woman." For Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Mitchell conceived and continues to direct and choreograph the annual "Broadway Bares" fundraiser.
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.