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Seth's Big Fat Broadway Show

April 18, 2013 - 20:00 to April 19, 2013 - 20:00
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts - Vogel Hall
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Seth Rudetsky, the nationally known Broadway host on SiriusXM radio is presenting his new touring one-man show SETH’S BIG FAT BROADWAY.

Spend some time with Seth and his private video/audio collection and you won’t believe your eyes/ears. Seth will teach the audience how to “deconstruct” what and why something is vocally amazing (Patti LuPone in Evita) and what and why something is a vocal travesty (Madonna singing the same material).

Seth’s enthusiasm for superior vocal talent and his love of theater is infectious and his on-stage delivery never fails to have audiences across the country laughing up a storm.

As the Boston Globe wrote, “it’s a hell of a lot of fun!”

Seth Rudetsky, the nationally known Broadway host from SiriusXM Satellite Radio is bringing his award-winning, laugh-filled show to Milwaukee!

Using an amazing collection of audio and video clips, he’ll show the audience what’s brilliant and thrilling about Broadway as well as what is “hilarious, hideous and horrifying” according to the Boston Globe.

For example, The Pittsburgh Gazette wrote “Mr. Rudetsky's dueling Evitas -- Patti LuPone vs. Madonna -- is a love note to the Broadway diva and an indictment of the pop singer's movie version that will leave you howling.”

Can you imagine Cher singing all the roles in WEST SIDE STORY? Well, don’t imagine it because Seth will show you the video! What’s your favorite show? Grease? The Pajama Game? Hair? Godspell? Whatever it is, you’re sure to get details from Seth you’ve never heard before.

Seth has spent years working on Broadway (Phantom of the Opera, Les Miz, The Producers), has published three books, been nominated for a Grammy Award and three Emmy Awards.

The New York Times calls him a “seasoned multi-hyphenate” and the LA Times refers to him as a “Broadway expert”.

Seth’s Big Fat Broadway a love letter to the Great White Way that will leave you laughing and loving all things Broadway.

As a pianist, Seth has played for more than a dozen Broadway shows including RAGTIME, LES MIZ and PHANTOM. He was the Artistic Producer/ Music Director for the first five annual Actors Fund Fall Concerts including DREAMGIRLS with Audra MacDonald (recorded on Nonesuch Records) and HAIR with Jennifer Hudson (recorded on Ghostlight Records, Grammy Nomination).

In 2007 he made his Broadway acting debut playing Sheldon (singing “Magic to Do” in a devastating unitard) in THE RITZ directed by Joe Mantello for The Roundabout Theater. Off-Broadway he wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed RHAPSODY IN SETH (directed by Peter Flynn) at the Actors Playhouse and has also appeared on TV on LAW AND ORDER C.I, ALL MY CHILDREN and various reality shows like the LEGALLY BLONDE reality show and Kathy Griffin's MY LIFE ON THE D-LIST.

As an author, he penned the books BROADWAY NIGHTS which was also released as an audio book on audible.com featuring Andrea Martin, Jonathan Groff and Kristin Chenoweth as well as the recently published MY AWESOME/AWFUL POPULARITY PLAN (Random House) which was just recorded as an audio book with Megan Hilty and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

He just launched his own TV network located at www.SethTV.com where you can see his reality show and his many concerts with Broadway celebrities!

Seth Rudetsky