The actor, author and Playbill.com columnist will be joined by Broadway favorites Julia Murney and Priscilla Lopez, who will read excerpts from his new tome. The free event is scheduled for 6 PM-7 PM.
"Seth’s Broadway Diary," from Dress Circle Publishing, is a compilation of Rudetsky's Broadway-centric "Onstage and Backstage" columns for Playbill.com. The book, according to press notes, is "full of his personal Broadway experiences, such as going to the final performance and party for Rent, watching in terror as Jeff Bowen was dragged off the stage during [title of show] and the night he saw Spring Awakening and helped Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele break (-ish) the law. Plus, inside scoop on what it’s like performing with tons of fantastic stars like Rosie Perez, Andrea McArdle, Betty Buckley, Bernadette Peters and more."
Rudetsy said, “I love reading from 'Seth’s Broadway Diary' with the actual celebrities who are featured in it. Especially because the stories about them are usually embarrassing and it’s fun to watch a Broadway star verbally recount something mortifying. Furthermore, the Tony Awards are always so thrilling and I love that now there’s an entire store dedicated to them. My only devastation is that the store isn’t open all year. NOT cool.”
The Paramount Hotel is located on 46th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. Rudetsky will be signing books following the reading.