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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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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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