It is a matter of life and Seth at Monday’s free event with Seth Rudetsky joined by Mario Cantone, Charles Busch, Judy Kuhn and Ann Harada. The irrepressible maven/Playbill.com columnist, actor, musician and Sirius XM radio host is celebrating the release of his new book, Seth’s Broadway Diary, Volume 3: The Inside Scoop on (almost) Every Broadway Show & Star. This November 20 book party is, of course, at a bookstore as they barnstorm their way through the Upper East Side Barnes & Noble on East 86th Street between Third Avenue and Lexington, with a 7 PM start. There’s a reading, some songs, and a book signing.
This is a wristband event with priority seating for those who purchase the book.
The book is available in stores, on Amazon and Kindle. visit www.dresscirclepublishing.com and is the latest compilation of Seth’s hilarious, Broadway-centric “Onstage and Backstage” columns for Playbill.com chronicling his unique life performing/hanging out with the Great White Way’s biggest stars and cajoling/forcing them to reveal the highs (and lows) of their careers. In this volume you’ll find out what Patti LuPone said when Seth suggested she sing her Evita songs in a lower key, what it’s like Skype-ing with Jesse Tyler Ferguson and why Audra McDonald’s dog wakes up covered in her bras. Plus a gazillion amazing stories straight from the mouths of stars like Laura Benanti, Megan Mullally, Gavin Creel, Sarah Silverman, Carol Burnett, Lin-Manuel Miranda and more!
“Want a hilarious peak behind the Broadway curtain? Then Seth Rudetsky is your man,” says publisher Roberta Pereira. “The third installment of Seth’s bestselling Broadway Diary once again gives fans unrestricted access to Seth’s adventures on and off stage with some of theater’s biggest names!”
According to Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, “If Seth Rudetsky didn’t exist, we’d have to invent him. He is the friend who points out everything glorious and silly about your favorite shows. He leaves you laughing helplessly and in awe of his gifts and time management skills. Read this book and see how much Seth gets done in a day. It will make you reach for more.”
Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald adds, “What I love about Seth is that even decades after I’ve told him a behind the scenes story about my life in the theater, he will remember it better than I can and tell it better and funnier than I ever could.”
When SETH’S BROADWAY DIARY, VOLUME 2 was released in 2015, NBC New York heralded it as “one laugh-out-loud book. You won’t want to put this one down.” Backstage declared “your newest must-read book has arrived.” In a rave review, Stage Buddy called it “required reading. The ultimate who’s who in New York Theater.” When VOLUME 1 debuted the series in 2014, the Associated Press called it “fascinating and revealing” and Next Magazine praised it as “a light and informative read for everyone’s inner Broadway fanatic.”
Seth Rudetsky has worked as the music director and/or pianist for some of Broadway’s biggest stars: His novels, My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan, and the sequel The Rise and Fall of a Theater Geek are available on the Random House label and his Broadway musical Disaster!, which was a New York Times “Critics Pick,” is licensed by MTI. You can watch all of Seth’s videos on www.SethRudetsky.com.
Dress Circle Publishing, recently profiled by Forbes Magazine and the Associated Press, was founded in 2011 by Broadway producers Brisa Trinchero and Roberta Pereira. Dress Circle is the only publisher dedicated solely to producing books with Broadway themes by members of the Broadway community. Dress Circle Publishing’s current titles include Seth’s Broadway Diary by Seth Rudetsky, Jennifer Ashley Tepper’s The Untold Stories of Broadway, Jeremy Scott Blaustein’s The Home for Wayward Ladies, and Ruby Preston’s Showbiz, Staged and Starstruck.