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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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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Is Broadway Next for The Voice Season 1 Winner Javier Colon? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth chats with Javier Colon about how his audition for The Voice almost didn’t happen—plus an amahzing Dear Evan Hansen fan video.

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Why Did Jeremy Jordan Sing Naked on a Broadway Stage? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares highlights and stories from his concert with the original Newsies star—plus a lookback at Obsessed! with Keala Settle.

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

How Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Became an Acclaimed Songwriting Team by Seth Rudetsky

The origin story of the Tony-winning partnership that brought Broadway Ragtime, Anastasia, Once On This Island, and more.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Why Seth Rudetsky Is So Excited to Perform With Newsies’ Jeremy Jordan by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares highlights from the final Concert for America of 2017, plus what to expect from his upcoming show with Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Who Was the ‘Zen Master’ Able Calm Down the Legendary Elaine Stritch? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth announces the lineup for this week’s Concerts for America, and his Seth Speaks guest shares stories about Stritch!

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Why Did Deborah Cox Basically Rewrite Elton John’s Score to Aida One Night? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth reveals how the Grammy nominee and co-star Eric LaJuan Summers’ onstage singing competition led to disaster, plus a Chanukah deconstruction.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

How Seth Rudetsky Calmed Hamilton’s Javier Muñoz at Gypsy of the Year by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares how he quieted Muñoz’s nerves, reveals photos from Broadway celebrity game night, and more.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

What Happened at Corey Cott’s Worst Audition Ever? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsy, Seth remembers a hilarious mishap with Daniel Radcliffe at a past Gypsy of the Year, interviews Corey Cott, and more.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

How a Trip to London Led to Fran Drescher’s Hit The Nanny by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth prepares for the November 27 Concert for America, learns how The Nanny came to be, and celebrates Seth’s Broadway Diary Volume 3 with Broad…

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Why Seth Rudetsky and Rachel Bay Jones Are Such a Good Team by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, he finishes his recap of the recent Playbill Travel cruise on the Danube and shares stories about Rachel Bay Jones, Julia Murney, Brandon Uranowitz, a…

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Friday, November 17, 2017

What Happened When Christopher Fitzgerald Recorded a Sondheim Song in Front of Sondheim by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Tony-nominated Christopher Fitzgerald shares a very awkward encounter with Sondheim while performing on Playbill Travel's recent cruise on the Da…

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Who Did Jonathan Groff Move to Tears With His Rendition of ‘Pure Imagination’? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth recounts the most moving moments from his Voices for the Voiceless concert—including surprise performances.

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Monday, October 30, 2017

How Tony Nominee Jonathan Groff Broke ‘Broadway Law’ by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth reveals how he helped Groff break the rules, how Capathia Jenkins auditioned for the Dreamgirls film, and more.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

How Jessie Mueller Said ‘No’ to Her Clear Day Callback and Still Booked Broadway by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares inside scoop from his concerts with Tony winner Jessie Mueller, plus how Tim Rice reacted to his deconstructing Evita video.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

What Happened When Patti LuPone Was Out of Evita For a Night? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares how to tune in to tonight’s Concert for America, a hilarious story from the original production of Evita, and some little known hist…

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Monday, October 9, 2017

What Shenanigans Unfolded on the Set of The Carol Burnett Show Anniversary Special? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth takes us to the soundstage of the taping with Carol Burnett, Kristin Chenoweth, Bernadette Peters, Martin Short, Jim Carrey, and more.

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