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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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Monday, July 16, 2018

The Hidden Meaning in Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods You Never Knew About by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares more tales from Playbill Travel’s Iceland cruise, including how Rob McClure met Sondheim and learned the lyrical secret in “Mo…

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

6 Crazy Stories From Playbill Travel’s Broadway on the High Seas in Iceland With Sierra Boggess, Rob McClure, and More by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares the best stories from Icelandic excursions, on board performances, and signature Chatterboxes from Playbill’s most recent journey ab…

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Best Moments From Concert for America Starring Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald, and More by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares his 14 favorite songs and stories at the June 30 Concert for America.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

How Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald, Tina Fey, and More Signed On For the June 30 Concert For America by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth describes the whirlwind experience of putting together the star-studded concert fundraiser, plus stories from Frozen’s Patti Murin.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

How Do You Cover Up Falling Asleep on a Broadway Stage While Holding an Accordion? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares some classic onstage mishaps and antics from Anne L. Nathan and Harvey Fierstein.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

3 Tony Awards Mishaps You Can Never Forget by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares backstage stories of past Tony performances gone wrong for Tituss Burgess and more!

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Crazy Story of How Terrence Mann Became Broadway’s Original Rum Tum Tugger by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth tells tales from Disaster! in Connecticut, Terrence Mann’s career backstory, and more.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Idina Menzel Turned the Tables and Deconstructed Seth Rudetsky! by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, watch Menzel belt it out at her fundraiser, plus secrets from Seth’s interview with Tina Fey about Mean Girls on Broadway, and more.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

What Did Jerry Mitchell Say to Lauren Bacall When She Yelled at Him Backstage? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from Ahrens and Flaherty as well as Leonard Bernstein’s daughter, Jamie.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Lifetime Achievement Tony Recipient Chita Rivera Isn’t Slowing Down by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from his concerts with Rivera, plus backstage goodies from Tony-winning director Michael Mayer on his latest project.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Why Mean Girls’ Barrett Wilbert Weed Uses Her Full Name by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares tales from his interviews with Weed and Rodgers and Hammerstein expert Todd Purdum from Seth Speaks, plus what critics said about now-clas…

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

When Andrew Lloyd Webber Had to Ask Sunset Boulevard’s John Barrowman Not to Do ‘That Thing’ Onstage... by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares tales from his concerts with Barrowman, including onstage pranks he pulled during Sunset and Phantom of the Opera.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

How John McCrea Went From Unknown to Olivier-Nominated Star by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth tells of his London theatre recs and the story from his interview with Everybody’s Talking About Jamie star John McCrea.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

How a Missed Sound Cue in Kiss of the Spider Woman Stopped a Murder by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Vanessa Williams shares details of her mishap in Spider Woman, plus how the duo’s hiking trip nearly turned into Seth’s Disaster!.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Jesus Christ Superstar’s Norm Lewis Was Almost an Ad Executive by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth reveals how Forbidden Broadway became an Off-Broadway hit and how Norm Lewis became an actor.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

How a Feminist Comedian Invented The Daily Show by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares crazy origin stories of Forever Plaid, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, and Broadway’s Funny Girl.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

What Famous Song From Annie Was Originally Written for a Scene Change? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares concert highlights from gigs with Jeremy Jordan, Christine Ebersole, and more—plus secrets from the original Annie.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

What Went Wrong the First Time Patti LuPone Performed Gypsy? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth takes a trip across the world to see one special play, plus the story of the Gypsy character LuPone played before Mama Rose—and what went a…

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Which Merrily We Roll Along Actor Nearly Missed Out on Her Big Break? by Seth Rudetsky

Timing was everything when it came to these Broadway actors booking some of their biggest roles.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

What Plot-Spoiling Mistake Did Keala Settle Make During Her Broadway Principal Debut? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares an onstage mishap from Keala Settle, plus behind-the-scenes stories from Hairspray and Celebrity Big Brother star Marissa Jaret Winokur.

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Friday, March 2, 2018

How Rachel Bay Jones Made It Into Hair’s Famous Nude Scene for One Performance by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth reveals the change made for Hair’s final performance, how Liz Callaway’s now-husband used her Broadway show to win her over, and what…

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Monday, February 26, 2018

The Joke That Won Patti LuPone the Part in Anything Goes by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth tells tales from his gig with Patti LuPone and reveals on-set secrets of Will & Grace from Sean Hayes.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

How Jan Maxwell Thought Her Career Was Over—and Then Got Cast in Parade by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth remembers the late Jan Maxwell’s stories of Follies, Annie, Parade, and more.

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Monday, February 5, 2018

How Stephen Sondheim Came to Love Liz Callaway’s Voice by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from his two Playbill Travel Reunion Weekend concerts with Liz Callaway and Lillias White.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

What Is the 1 Change Kelli O’Hara Wants to Make for King And I in the West End? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth talks about his recent concerts with Tony winner O’Hara, plus a look at high school stagings of Disaster! across the country.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Why Was the Funniest Song in La Cage aux Folles Cut in Boston? by Seth Rudetsky

This week, Seth gets the inside scoop on the creation of the hit Jerry Herman musical.

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