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Monday, November 18, 2019

True Stories From the Audition Room of the Original Les Misérables by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares tales from the auditions for replacements during Les Miz’s early years and announces his next guests for his Town Hall series and his an…

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True Stories From the Les Misérables Audition Room by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares tales from the auditions for replacements during Les Miz and announces his next guests for his Town Hall series and his annual Voice for t…

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Monday, November 11, 2019

How Linda Lavin Scored the Lead in The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth gets the deets on the Harriet stars, spills the beans behind a old Broadway feud, and shares what to expect from the upcoming Actors Fund benefit.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

What to Expect From The Little Mermaid Live on ABC by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth chats with John Stamos and Graham Phillips about Little Mermaid—plus stories from Phillips’ time in 13 with Ariana Grande, and more.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Secrets and Stories From the Rehearsal Room of Broadway’s Original Annie by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from Broadway’s original Molly, plus backstage secrets from Jason Alexander, and more.

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Monday, October 21, 2019

How Annie's Original Sandy Went From Shelter Dog to Show Dog by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares some of the inspiring stories and performances from the Humane Socitety benefit, Best In Shows.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Remembering the Confetti-Loving Rip Taylor by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from his concert with Cheyenne Jackson, plus memories of the late star and the origin of his famous name.

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Monday, September 30, 2019

What Happened When Harry Connick, Jr. Pranked Kelli O’Hara During Broadway’s The Pajama Game? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares hilarious onstage mishaps from Cheyenne Jackson, O’Hara, and more.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

3 Billy Porter Moments Seth Rudetsky Will Never Forget by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories about Rachel Bay Jones, Audra McDonald, and Pose star and newly minted Emmy Award winner Billy Porter

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Monday, September 16, 2019

What Is Audra McDonald’s Theory About Talent and Broadway? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth reveals more guests for the upcoming Concert for America, stories from his concerts with Audra McDonald, and a video message from Cheyenne Jackso…

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

4 Female Performers Who Inspired Audra McDonald’s Career by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from his concerts with McDonald, reveals more performers for Concert for America, and more.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

How Will & Grace Will Pay Tribute to Broadway’s Annie This Upcoming Season by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth reveals his theatre-themed guest role on Will & Grace and what it was like to be on set with Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, and more. Plus, the l…

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Why Beth Leavel Was Convinced She Didn’t Get the Part in The Drowsy Chaperone by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares the famous sitcom he’s guesting on, plus stories from Beth Leavel’s time in 42nd Street, Drowsy, The Prom, and more.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Why Marin Mazzie Had to Go On for Her Own Understudy Midway Through the Show by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth recalls some of his favorite backstage Broadway stories from Lainie Kazan, Michele Lee, Megan Mullally, and the late Mazzie.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

How a 15-Year-Old Rita Rudner Was Cast in Zorba by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares backstage stories from Rita Rudner’s Broadway days, plus memories of the late Hal Prince.

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Susan Blackwell, Lauren Graham, and More Share Hilarious Onstage Mishaps From Their Summer Stock Days by Seth Rudetsky

Deaths gone wrong, broken arms, and landing planes make for some unintended comedy.

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Monday, July 29, 2019

How Broadway’s Christopher Fitzgerald Nearly Played the Doctor Instead of Igor in Young Frankenstein by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from Fitzgerald—plus Liz Callaway’s The Nanny connection and more.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

What Would Dear Evan Hansen Tony Winner Rachel Bay Jones Be If She Weren’t an Actor? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth learns where Jones would be if not on the stage, plus inside scoop from the original Zach in A Chorus Line Robert LuPone.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

How Jessie Mueller’s Allergy Changed Broadway’s Waitress Forever by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from his concert with Mueller and behind-the-scenes of the original West Side Story film.

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Was Gavin Creel or Seth Rudetsky Right About Stephanie J Block’s Pirate Queen Mishaps? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth bumps into Jessie Mueller, shares amazing videos from his concert with Gavin Creel, and remembers the great Martin Charnin.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

How Come From Away’s Jenn Colella Hopped on a Plane for an Audition and Wound Up Making Her Broadway Debut by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares backstage stories from Playbill Travel’s cruise to Greece starring Colella, Rachel Bay Jones, Terrence Mann, and more.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

How an Onstage Mishap in the Original Les Misérables Led Fantine to Carry Herself to Her Death Bed by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories about the performers on Playbill Travel’s cruise to Greece: from Come From Away’s Jenn Colella to Dear Evan Hansen’s Rachel …

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Monday, June 17, 2019

What Did Liza Minnelli Say to Leslie Kritzer Backstage at Funny Girl? by Seth Rudetsky

This week Seth reminisces with the Beetlejuice stand-out and talks to future stars from LaGuardia High School, the famous New York City school that inspired the movie Fame.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

How Ali Stroker’s Tony Win for Oklahoma! Will Change Theatre Forever by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth gives his take on the 2019 Tony Awards and the most important moments, plus stories from Jessie Mueller and more.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

How Ain’t Too Proud’s Derrick Baskin’s Failed Hand-Modeling Career Led Him to Broadway by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares his funniest memories about 2019 Tony Award nominees Robin de Jesús, Eva Noblezada, Brooks Ashmanskas, and more.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Crazy Story of How Beth Malone Got Cast in Broadway’s Fun Home by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth recounts the wild twists in Beth Malone’s career and how she quit theatre several times before landing a Tony nomination.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

How Sierra Boggess Tripped Up Ramin Karimloo In the Love Never Dies Workshop by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth takes us inside the most recent workshop for The Phantom of the Opera sequel, highlights from his concert with Andrèa Burns, and more.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

What Did Chita Rivera Do When Bob Fosse Had His Heart Attack During Chicago? by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth watches Fosse/Verdon with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Andréa Burns, shares stories from their In The Heights days, and more.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

How Chicago’s ‘Cell Block Tango’ Got a Bette Davis Line Reading by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth talks about meeting original Chicago cast member Cheryl Clark, his hilarious mixups with Jessie Mueller and Sarah Silverman, and more.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

How William Ivey Long Accidentally Booked His First Costume Design Gig—and Won a Tony Award by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, William Ivey Long celebrates his 75th Broadway show, Seth reveals the Tony Award category he wants to add, and more.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

The Truth Behind Bohemian Rhapsody: Untold Stories From Freddie Mercury’s Manager by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from Avenue Q’s Ann Harada and music manager John Reid.

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