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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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Monday, July 17, 2017

What Did Elaine Stritch Tell Faith Prince After Seeing Nick and Nora? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Alice Ripley shares a dream role and Faith Prince shares a Stritch story in honor of the late actor’s passing.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

What Was Kerry Butler Thinking During the First Preview of the Tony-Winning Hairspray? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth lets us behind the curtain of the Seattle Concert for America with stories from Kerry Butler—plus where you can find him performing around …

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Monday, July 3, 2017
Monday, June 26, 2017

Behind the Scenes With Queer As Folk Stars at the San Francisco Concert for America by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, he and Faith Prince talk about meeting in group therapy, Armistead Maupin getting a standing ovation from the crowd at San Fran's Curran Theatre,…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Why Does Anastasia’s Liz Callaway Always Record the National Anthem at Baseball Games? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares hilarious stories from Callway and Julie Halston, plus William Daniels talks about the time he rejected his Tony nomination.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Go Inside Seth Rudetsky’s Magical Tony Awards Night! by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth takes us inside the 2017 Tony Awards, the official Tony Awards after-party at The Plaza, and the Dear Evan Hansen after-party.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

WATCH: Wayne Brady Pens an Original Song, the Hairspray Cast Reunites, and More at Concert for America by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, watch video highlights from the L.A. Concert for America, moments of comedic brilliance from Laura Benanti, and news from Patti LuPone and Christine E…

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Watch Original Hairspray Cast Members Marissa Jaret Winokur, Laura Bell Bundy, and More Reunite by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares highlights from the Concert for America in Los Angeles—including a Hairspray reunion—plus adventures with Audra McDonald and W…

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Monday, May 22, 2017

How Many Times Did Tony Nominee Brandon Uranowitz Have to Audition for Falsettos? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth adds performers to Wednesday’s Concert for America, shares the crazy story of Brandon Uranowitz’s multiple auditions for Falsettos, a…

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Monday, May 15, 2017

What Happened When Audra McDonald Flubbed Her Lyrics in Front of Stephen Sondheim? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth recounts stories from the Actors Fund Gala, his interview with Joel Grey, and Audra McDonald’s performance at the PEN Honors.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Could War Paint Be Patti LuPone’s Last Musical? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth recounts the chat we had with LuPone about ending her musical career with War Paint and what to expect from their upcoming concert together, Deco…

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Monday, May 1, 2017

How Shirley MacLaine Saved Chita Rivera’s Performance in the Sweet Charity Film by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudestky, Seth takes us inside his concert with Chita Rivera, and reveals behind-the-scenes stories from her time on Bob Fosse’s set of Sweet Charity.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

What You Missed at the Concert for America Starring Barry Manilow by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares highlights from the April Concert for America with Barry Manilow, Chita Rivera, and more, and announces special guests for the upcoming Ma…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

How Audra McDonald Handled a Ringing Cell Phone in Character As Billie Holiday by Seth Rudetsky

Seth returns home from London laden with stories about Audra at the Oliviers and excitement for the April 18 Concert for America in NYC.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

What’s the One Thing Josh Groban Fans Love to Shout During The Great Comet? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth chats with Josh Groban and heads to London with Audra McDonald.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

What Did Audra McDonald Do When She Met Beyoncé? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth has a close encounter with Josh Groban during The Great Comet, Audra McDonald meets Queen Bey, and more.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Who Walked Onto a Broadway Stage in Their Fuzzy Dressing Room Slippers? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth reunites with his Disaster! stars for a comedy show, shares video highlights from Concert for America in Chicago, and more!

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

What You Missed at Seth Rudetsky’s Concert for America in Chicago by Seth Rudetsky

This Tuesday in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth recounts his travel escapades, plus the highlights from the March 20 Concert for America in Chicago.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

The Audition Lesson Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s Jackie Hoffman Learned the Hard Way by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth celebrates the return to Broadway of Hoffman, plus Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Seth Shares Insider Stories from Kerry Butler, Rachel Bay Jones, Telly Leung and More by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth uncovers the true roots of Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, Telly Leung talks pursuing his B.F.A., and more exciting guests join the Chicago Concert f…

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Monday, March 6, 2017

What to Know When Purchasing a Birthday Gift for Seth Rudetsky by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, what to expect at Chicago’s Concert for America—plus inside Seth’s birthday bash!

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Monday, February 27, 2017

How Judy Kuhn Saved Her Co-Star’s Life by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares his remaining adventures (and secret stories) from the Playbill cruise, plus behind-the-scenes action at his Concert for America.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

See Andrea Martin Swing from a Tree on Her Broadway on the High Seas 8 Adventure by Seth Rudetsky

Seth Rudetsky sends the latest dispatch from his showbiz adventures with Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas 8 Caribbean cruise.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Why You Should Always Audition First or Last—Says Betty Buckley by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth prepares for the Playbill cruise, learns something new at the NAACP Image Awards and reveals a hilarious story about Marc Kudisch from Seth Speak…

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Watch Judy Kuhn Belt a High D Out of Nowhere by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth takes us inside the Broadway for Orlando performance at Saturday’s Stonewall Inn rally and performances from Seth Speaks at BroadwayCon. Pl…

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Why Sean Hayes Got an Award for Constantly Messing Up by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth explains how Sean Hayes ruined things onstage while working stage crew, and shares more details about the Concert for America series.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Behind the Scenes at the Sold-Out Concert for America by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth explains how Carrie Manolakos got to sing the show-stopping “Hallelujah” and the story behind Sharon Gless and Lynn Redgrave’s …

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