Not living in New York I usually have to depend upon TV to see the "Broadway Babies"-- the stars of the latest shows--because no longer do they go across the country with road tours of their hits. I love Broadway and have seen most of the stars, hits and legends that appeared before 1969 when I left and moved to Memphis. In 1979 I moved to Fort Lauderdale and though I would take trips up to New York and do the tourist thing of seeing as many shows as I could in a week since 1985 I haven't been back there. Now the only chance I get to see names---and there are so many 'names' that have appeared on the scene in the last 3 decades I have fallen way behind.
A good example is Patti LuPone who has had 22 nominations, winning 12, for her appearances on stage but I have never seen her on a stage. Do you even know who she is? Megan Mullally is probably familiar to you as Karen on "Will and Grace" who she played for 8 years anmd can be seen in reruns but can you name the 3 shows she starred in on Broadway? I have a feeling if you didn't watch "Smash" last season, and most of you didn't so it was cancelled, the name Megan Hilty will only bring a puzzled look to your face.
All 3 are are Broadway stars who fill cabarets and concert halls when they aren't on TV or doing movies and I will get to see all 3 this coming "Season" as each will be doing a solo concert with Seth Rudetsky who is a musician, actor, writer, and radio host who has played for most of the divas of today over a 3 month period.
Over the next few months I will be posting some of their YouTube performances and some information about them on my www.blogster.com/songanddancem
an web page so keep an eye out for them and, of course, I will be reviewing them for broadwayshowbiz.com
For more on Seth go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S
WinterStage Concert Series
Winterstage Concert Series
Date: January 16 - March 13, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: Parker Playhouse
Presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Matthew Lombardo, the WinterStage Concert Series is an intimate evening with your favorite stars, including Megan Mullally, Megan Hilty and Patti LuPone, at the Parker Playhouse. Come enjoy the seamless blend of behind-the-scenes stories coupled with stellar singing of unforgettable show tunes and hosted by Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky. Produced by Mark Cortale.
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