Emmy and Grammy Nominee and Radio Personality Seth Rudetsky to Speak at IUP

Posted on 4/29/2013 12:36:28 PM

The Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present Sirius/XM Satellite Radio personality Seth Rudetsky as part of its Ideas and Issues series. Talking about his favorite subject—Broadway—Rudetseky will speak on Monday, May 6, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall. Admission is free, although reserved seating is available in advance.

In addition to talking about current trends on Broadway and the many inside stories he has about productions and performers past, present, and future, Rudetseky will also announce the Broadway shows that will be presented by IUP for the 2013–2014 season. This announcement will include the two touring shows that will be part of the next Ovations! season and the production planned by IUP Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater.

Along with being a well-known radio host, Rudetsky is a top-notch journalist, novelist, Broadway actor and pianist, Playbill columnist, Grammy and Emmy nominee, and award winning comic.

Rudetsky has been nominated for an Emmy Award on three occasions for his work as a comedy writer on The Rosie O’Donnell Show. He has been a writer and producer for awards shows like the 1999 and 2000 Grammys and created the opening numbers for the 1998 and 2000 Tony Awards. He has also written the opening numbers for the last seven Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competitions and has been responsible for many of their Gypsy of the Year shows.

In addition to his daily On Broadway radio program on Sirius/XM, he also hosts Seth’s Broadway Chatterbox, a one-hour talk show at Don’t Tell Mama, a New York City club. He wrote and performed a one-man show called Rhapsody in Seth and often tours with variations on this and his one-man show, Seth’s Big Fat Broadway.

Rudetsky tall shotAs a comic, Rudetsky won Stand-Up NY’s Funniest Gay Male contest and the Duplex Stars of Tomorrow Grand Prize, and he had the long-running, critically acclaimed show, The Seth Rudetsky Show, at Rose’s Turn. With his comedy partner Jack Plotnick, he performed An Evening with Joyce Dewitt and Mortification Theatre at Caroline’s and the HBO Workspace in Los Angeles.

As an author, he penned the books The Q Guide to Broadway, now in its third printing, and the recently published Broadway Nights, both of which were released as audio books on audible.com featuring Andrea Martin, Jonathan Groff, and Kristin Chenoweth.

Seth Rudetsky graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a degree in piano performance and resides, with his husband, in New York City.

Admission to this Ideas and Issues event is free. However, seats can be reserved in advance at the Hadley Union Building ticket office on the IUP campus or online at IUP Tickets. Seats can also be reserved by calling the HUB ticket office at (724) 357-1313. Any tickets remaining will be available at the door starting at 7:15 p.m.

For more information, call the Lively Arts at (724)-357-2787 or e-mail lively-arts@iup.edu.


Ideas and Issues

Seth Rudetsky

Seth Rudetsky

May 6, 2013
8:00 p.m.

Gorell Recital Hall

A radio host, pianist, director, actor, Emmy-nominated writer, producer, and openly gay, Seth Rudetsky uses his rapid-fire sense of humor while he shares stories about the world of theater and entertainment. An expert on the state of Broadway, Mr. Rudetsky gives an historical perspective to the role theater plays in the American landscape. Admission is free, but tickets are required.

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For more information, visit Seth Rudetsky, e-mail , or call 724-357-2787.