Broadway @ The Herbst
Seth Rudetsky is the afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's "On Broadway" as well as the host of Seth Speaks on Sirius/XM Stars. As an author, he penned "My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan" and the sequel "The Rise And Fall Of A Theater Geek" (Random House) as well as three volumes of "Seth's Broadway Diary" featuring inside scoop and hilarious stories from all of the stars he's worked with. He co-wrote and co-starred in "Disaster!" (NY TIMES “critics pick") last season on Broadway. "Disaster!" also premiered to rave reviews in London's West End in November. In June 2016, he and his husband, James Wesley, co-produced a recording of "What The World Needs Now" with stars like Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Carole King, Audra McDonald which went to number one on iTunes and raised $100,000 for the Orlando shooting victims (and is still raising money. Buy it!). On Inauguration Day 2017, he and James started "Concert For America", a monthly series around the country (including S.F.!) helping 5 non-profits being hurt by the current administration. Stars such as Kelli O'Hara, Barry Manilow, Stephanie Mills, Vanessa Williams, Andy Cohen and more have performed and you can watch the next one streamed live on ConcertsForAmerica.com. For more information visit www.sethrudetsky.com.
About the Series
The Art House in Provincetown, MA, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale, is the original home to the internationally acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House series hosted by Seth Rudetsky. The series which enters its eighth season this coming summer has presented Broadway superstars including Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LuPone, Sutton Foster, Chita Rivera and Neil Patrick Harris. The Broadway @ series premiered in 2013 in New Orleans, in Australia (Sydney and Melbourne) with Megan Mullaly and in London’s West End with Patti LuPone at the Leicester Square Theater. The series has travelled to Fort Lauderdale (The Broward Center), Philadelphia (The Kimmel Center), San Francisco (The Herbst Theatre) and launched last season in Los Angeles, Chicago and Scottsdale with Audra McDonald (@ The Wallis, Steppenwolf Theatre & Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts). More information at markcortalepresents.com.
Mark Cortale Presents the acclaimed series hosted and music directed by Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky - bringing three of Broadway’s Tony Award-winning leading performers to San Francisco this season: Jessie Mueller (Oct. 19), Kelli O'Hara (Jan. 28), & Jeremy Jordan (March 18). The format of each of these three concerts will be a seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories prompted by Rudetsky’s insightful, funny and revealing questions – and the music from each artist’s unique careers. This is a spontaneous evening of show-stopping songs and hilarity not to be missed! The Broadway @ The Herbst concert series will raise funds for Project Open Hand, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus & Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
with Seth Rudetsky as pianist & host
Sunday, March 18, 2018 5:00 PM
Jeremy Jordan’s first appeared on Broadway in the musical “Rock of Ages.” He then won the starring role of Tony in Broadway's revival of “West Side Story” followed by the initial production of “Bonnie & Clyde” in Sarasota, Florida, starring opposite Laura Osnes. This was followed by his first feature film, “Joyful Noise,” opposite Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah. Todd Graff, who wrote and directed the film, decided to cast him in the movie after coincidentally attending Jeremy's very first performance as the lead in Rock of Ages. In the fall of 2011, Jeremy was cast as Jack Kelly in Disney's world premiere production of “Newsies” at Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey. He played Jack at night, and during the day rehearsed the Broadway production of “Bonnie & Clyde,” after which he returned to “Newsies” to star in its new run on Broadway, which earned him critical raves and a Tony nomination as Best Actor in a Musical for this star-making role - and a Grammy nomination for the “Newsies” cast album. While starring in “Newsies” on Broadway at night, he appeared regularly on NBC's hit series “Smash.” Jeremy also starred in the film adaptation of "The Last 5 Years,” opposite Oscar and Tony nominee, Anna Kendrick, from the cult musical from Jason Robert Brown was directed by Richard LaGravenese. Jeremy also starred as real life “Peter Pan” writer J.M. Barrie in the stage musical version of “Finding Neverland,” directed by Tony-winner Diane Paulus at Boston’s legendary A.R.T. theatre. This year, Jeremy reprised his role as Jack Kelly in Disney’s live filmed stage production of “Newsies” which opened in movie theaters this past February. He also appears as the voice of Varian in Disney Channel’s new animated series, “Tangled,” based on the 2010 hit movie. Currently, Jeremy stars in The CW drama “Supergirl” opposite Melissa Benoist.