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Monday, February 24, 2020

Why No One Should Ever Leave an Audition Thinking the Dance Combination Is Too Hard by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from Beth Leavel and Paul Castree about the could-have-been jobs they passed up.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

How Lillias White’s Fib Helped Her Book Barnum, Which Led to Her Tony-Winning Role in The Life by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth tells stories from his travels with Beth Leavel, Andrea McArdle, and White.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

5 Things You Missed at the Star-Studded Voices for the Voiceless Concert by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares incredible stories from the Voices for the Voiceless concert, uncovers how Andrea Martin and Debra Monk became besties, and more.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Patina Miller Once Saved Herself From Plummeting to the Stage in Broadway’s Pippin by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from his concert with Tony Award winner Patina Miller, the hilarious account of why Charles Busch got fired from writing a Disney …

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Jagged Little Pill’s Derek Klena Reveals His Most Embarrassing Onstage Mishap by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth talks with the cast of the Alanis Morissette musical, America’s Got Talent star Luke Islam, and more.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

How Len Cariou’s A Little Night Music Solo Became Sondheim’s Famous ‘Send in the Clowns’ Instead by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth gets the origin story of Glynis Johns’ famous Broadway ballad, plus audition stories from Jeremy Jordan, Patina Miller, and more.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

How Patina Miller Went From Understudy to Star in Sister Act by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from his concert with Kelli O’Hara, his discovery about his upcoming concert guest Miller, realizations about Judy Garland and B…

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Seth Rudetsky’s Top 10 Broadway Celeb Stories of the Decade by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth gives out his own superlatives for the 2010s with hilarious backstage Broadway stories.

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Monday, December 30, 2019

How Kelli O'Hara Trumped Harry Connick Jr's April Fool's Day Joke by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares some of his favorite stories from the year, from backstage shenanigans at The Pajama Game to why Stephanie J. Block thought Cher was spam.

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

A Re-Staging of ‘Turkey Lurkey Time’ Saved Donna McKechnie’s Job—and Her Road to Stardom by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth goes behind the scenes of the original Promises, Promises tune, plus stories from Broadway’s Norm Lewis and opera star Marisol Montalvo.

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Monday, December 16, 2019

How Santino Fontana Landed the Role of Frozen’s Hans by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from his concert with Audra McDonald and Will Swenson, reveals the song Fontana used for his Frozen audition, shares the lineup fo…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

How Many Cut Songs From Disney’s Frozen Actually Exist? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth talks to Frozen 2 creators Kristen and Bobby Lopez about their humble beginnings, a hilarious marriage proposal, and writing all the music for Fr…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

How Hairspray Composer-Lyricist Marc Shaiman’s Bette Midler Dreams Became Reality by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from his concerts with Lillias White, Jessie Mueller and Megan Hilty, and the never-in-a-million-years dream that came true for a …

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How Hairspray Composer and Co-Lyricist Marc Shaiman’s Bette Midler Dreams Became Reality by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from his concerts with Lillias White, Jessie Mueller and Megan Hilty, and the never-in-a-million-years dream that came true for a …

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Monday, November 25, 2019

How Julie Andrews’ Handled Her Onstage Mishap in Victor/Victoria by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from working with Julie Andrews on Broadway—plus performances he’s thankful for.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

True Stories From the Audition Room of the Original Les Misérables by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares tales from the auditions for replacements during Les Miz’s early years and announces his next guests for his Town Hall series and his an…

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True Stories From the Les Misérables Audition Room by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares tales from the auditions for replacements during Les Miz and announces his next guests for his Town Hall series and his annual Voice for t…

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Monday, November 11, 2019

How Linda Lavin Scored the Lead in The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth gets the deets on the Harriet stars, spills the beans behind a old Broadway feud, and shares what to expect from the upcoming Actors Fund benefit.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

What to Expect From The Little Mermaid Live on ABC by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth chats with John Stamos and Graham Phillips about Little Mermaid—plus stories from Phillips’ time in 13 with Ariana Grande, and more.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Secrets and Stories From the Rehearsal Room of Broadway’s Original Annie by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from Broadway’s original Molly, plus backstage secrets from Jason Alexander, and more.

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Monday, October 21, 2019

How Annie's Original Sandy Went From Shelter Dog to Show Dog by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares some of the inspiring stories and performances from the Humane Socitety benefit, Best In Shows.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Remembering the Confetti-Loving Rip Taylor by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from his concert with Cheyenne Jackson, plus memories of the late star and the origin of his famous name.

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Monday, September 30, 2019

What Happened When Harry Connick, Jr. Pranked Kelli O’Hara During Broadway’s The Pajama Game? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares hilarious onstage mishaps from Cheyenne Jackson, O’Hara, and more.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

3 Billy Porter Moments Seth Rudetsky Will Never Forget by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories about Rachel Bay Jones, Audra McDonald, and Pose star and newly minted Emmy Award winner Billy Porter

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Monday, September 16, 2019

What Is Audra McDonald’s Theory About Talent and Broadway? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth reveals more guests for the upcoming Concert for America, stories from his concerts with Audra McDonald, and a video message from Cheyenne Jackso…

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

4 Female Performers Who Inspired Audra McDonald’s Career by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from his concerts with McDonald, reveals more performers for Concert for America, and more.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

How Will & Grace Will Pay Tribute to Broadway’s Annie This Upcoming Season by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth reveals his theatre-themed guest role on Will & Grace and what it was like to be on set with Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, and more. Plus, the l…

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Why Beth Leavel Was Convinced She Didn’t Get the Part in The Drowsy Chaperone by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares the famous sitcom he’s guesting on, plus stories from Beth Leavel’s time in 42nd Street, Drowsy, The Prom, and more.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Why Marin Mazzie Had to Go On for Her Own Understudy Midway Through the Show by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth recalls some of his favorite backstage Broadway stories from Lainie Kazan, Michele Lee, Megan Mullally, and the late Mazzie.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

How a 15-Year-Old Rita Rudner Was Cast in Zorba by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares backstage stories from Rita Rudner’s Broadway days, plus memories of the late Hal Prince.

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Susan Blackwell, Lauren Graham, and More Share Hilarious Onstage Mishaps From Their Summer Stock Days by Seth Rudetsky

Deaths gone wrong, broken arms, and landing planes make for some unintended comedy.

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