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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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Monday, October 2, 2017

Behind-The-Scenes of The Carol Burnett Show Anniversary Special With Kristin Chenoweth, Bernadette Peters, and More by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth takes us into the rehearsal room for the upcoming 50th Anniversary Special.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Which Performers Surprised Audiences By Dueting With Patti LuPone in Deconstructing Patti? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares a play-by-play breakdown of the insta-classic concert.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

How Did Will Swenson Spice Up His Latest Performance of ‘The Confrontation’ In Concert? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares the details of his concert with Will Swenson, how he surprised Terrence Mann, and a hint about a guest performer for Deconstructing Patti.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

What to Expect From Deconstructing Patti With Seth Rudetsky by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Jessie Mueller reveals a Beautiful secret and Seth reschedules Deconstructing Patti!

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Monday, September 4, 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017

What Song Did Santino Fontana Sing for His Frozen Audition? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth recounts the end of Playbill’s Broadway on the Rhine River cruise, including stories from Fonanta. Plus, what to look forward to in tonight…

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Win Tickets and a Backstage Tour With Gavin Creel at Hello, Dolly! by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares how to win tickets to see the Tony-winning revival and a backstage tour, plus tales of adventures and show-stopping moments from Playbill&…

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Monday, August 14, 2017

How Marissa Jaret Winokur Got an Emmy Award Without a Nomination by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth embarks on Playbill Travel’s Broadway on the Rhine River plus the story of Marissa Jaret Winokur’s sort-of Emmy Award.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Why Betsy Wolfe Had to Stop the Show at Waitress by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories he learned from Broadway’s Betsy Wolfe, Heathers writer Larry O’Keefe, plus who to expect at the next Concert for Amer…

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Monday, July 31, 2017

How A Chorus Line’s “Gimme the Ball” Came to Be by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares A Chorus Line secrets from an original cast member, plus the time an audience member heckled Melissa Errico.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Watch the Hilarious Prank Chita Rivera Played on Seth Rudetsky by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth reveals how Chita scared him during their out-of-town concert, plus Airplane’s Jerry Zucker is writing a musical!

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