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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Which 4 Famous Broadway Beltresses Started As Classical Sopranos? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth spills inside scoop from concerts with Jenna Russell and Judy Kuhn, why Sunday in the Park With George is good luck, and more.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

5 Secrets Behind the Productions of Nine, My One and Only, and Grand Hotel by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares lesser known facts from his interview with composer-lyricist Maury Yeston, upcoming concert dates with Judy Kuhn and more.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

What Life Advice Did Carol Channing Offer Broadway’s Original Annie, Andrea McArdle? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth remembers the late great Carol Channing, shares a hilarious onstage mishap of his from A New Brain, and more.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Patti LuPone’s Least Favorite Hold Music, Judy Gold’s Travel Woes, and More by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth visits Disaster! with new changes, a crazy story from comedian Judy Gold, and upcoming concerts with Jessie Mueller and Kelli O’Hara.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

How Sarah Silverman’s Performance With Seth Rudetsky Helped Create Her Song for Ralph Breaks the Internet by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth needs to figure out a new way to surprise Kelli O’Hara, his plea to make Broadway more inclusive, and more.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

4 Tidbits You Never Knew About Rent by Seth Rudetsky

Before Rent: Live hits your small screen January 27, here are four facts you should know about the original production.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

What Not to Do When You Play Board Games With Mary Poppins Returns’ Marc Shaiman by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from a New Year’s Eve with Tony winner Marc Shaiman, an interview with The Cher Show writer Rick Elice, and more.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

How CAA Became One of the Most Powerful Agencies in Showbiz by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares highlights from his interview with CAA co-founder Ron Meyer—plus the time Barbra Streisand saw Seth deconstruct her!

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Monday, December 17, 2018

How Christine Ebersole Almost Had an '11 O'Clock Poem' in Grey Gardens by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from Sutton Foster, Galt MacDermot, and how Grey Gardens' "Another Winter in a Summer Town" started life without mu…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

How Sutton Foster Performed in the Funny Girl Concert and Thoroughly Modern Millie In the Same Night by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories about Foster, his trip to Mexico with Gavin Creel, and more.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Why Kelli O’Hara Changed Her Accent for The King And I in London by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares highlights from his concert with O’Hara, stories from travel with Gavin Creel, favorite moments from The Red Bucket Follies, and mor…

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Monday, November 26, 2018

How Do You Become the Head of a Major Television Network? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from Robert Greenblatt (the man behind NBC live musicals), plus tales from Broadway’s Mike Birbiglia, and the upcoming Red B…

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Monday, November 19, 2018

What Did Jessie Mueller Hide in Her Fake Pregnancy Belly During Waitress? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares his perspective on his concert with Audra, plus backstage secrets from his recent concert with Jessie Mueller.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

How Six The Musical Came to Be a London Smash by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares the origin story of the sassafrass pop musical about Henry VIII from the perspective of his six wives—plus a listen to the opening n…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

6 Stories Behind These Iconic Audra McDonald Performances by Seth Rudetsky

Ahead of the November 12 Town Hall concert starring the six-time Tony winner, Seth Rudetsky shares backstage secrets.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

How Did Audra McDonald React to Seth Rudetsky's Surprise Modulations During a Concert? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth teases his upcoming concert series at The Town Hall and hangs out with Joss Whedon!

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Watch Alan Cumming, Keala Settle, Todrick Hall and More In This Week’s NIGHTLY Concerts for America by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth reveals the Broadway voices who will join him in the week of livestreamed concerts every night through November 5.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

How Christian Borle Convinced Sutton Foster to Perform Chess by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth remembers Audra McDonald and Will Swenson’s wedding, plus how Sutton Foster and Julia Murney came to star in the 2003 Chess concert.

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

What Character Was Cut From Broadway’s Original Chicago? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Chita Rivera reveals the story behind a cut song, Judy Kuhn survives a backstage injury, and Seth announces upcoming guests for his concert series.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

How to See Stephanie J. Block, Sierra Boggess, Brenda Braxton, and More in a Private Concert by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth will hold an intimate concert salon October 9—plus stories from his concerts with Ramin Karimloo.

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Monday, October 1, 2018

How Vicki Lawrence Got Revenge on Tim Conway During The Carol Burnett Show by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth works with Liz Callaway, interviews Rory O'Malley, and gets the inside scoop on that infamous "Elephant" blooper from Vicki Lawren…

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Monday, September 24, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018

Why Marilu Henner Did Ben Platt’s Stage Makeup by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from Marilu Henner and pays tribute to Marin Mazzie.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

How Chita Rivera Accidentally Led to 'Class' Being Cut From Chicago for 1 Performance by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares Chita stories from West Side Story and Chicago, plus the night Ramin Karimloo prevented the chandelier from falling in Phantom of the Oper…

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Friday, September 7, 2018

How Ramin Karimloo Predicted He Would Be the Youngest Phantom Ever by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories of how Karimloo got his start and how Jenna Russell played Eponine in Les Misérables without being a member of the cast.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Why Stephanie J. Block Was Destined to Play Cher by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from his concerts with Block—including how an audition for a Disney princess forecast her upcoming role in Broadway’s …

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Monday, August 20, 2018

How to Buy a Blanket Made By Two-Time Tony Winner Sutton Foster by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Audra McDonald shares audience horror stories, Sutton Foster talks Younger and her new pet project, and more.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Inside Broadway’s Protest at The White House by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth recounts his day as part of Rosie O’Donnell’s protest in Washington, D.C.—plus stories from Andrea Martin and Liz Callaway in P…

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

How Head Over Heels Star Bonnie Milligan Landed Her Debut as a Broadway Leading Lady by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares how Milligan was first discovered for The Go-Go’s musical, plus stories from Christine Ebersole and Sierra Boggess.

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Will Swenson Reveals the Crazy Secret to Drag Queen Quick Changes in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from Tony nominee Swenson and the story of Shoshana Bean learning her audition song for Wicked.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

How Yul Brynner Occasionally ‘Opted Out’ of His Number in The King and I by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from Judy Kuhn’s time in King and I, Paul Castree’s crazy audition for Tommy Tune, and more.

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