ONE NIGHT ONLY!!!
Saturday, June 3, 8 PM
Groups of 10 or more:
Regular $45, Standard $35
732-531-9106, ext 14.
Seth's B'way Concert Series!
Starring Beth Leavel & Seth Rudetsky
Saturday, June 3, 8 PM
Just in time for JERSEY PRIDE, Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky is bringing his Broadway concert series to the Axelrod PAC, just five minutes from Asbury Park. Rudetsky is teaming up with Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Prom, The Drowsy Chaperone, Mamma Mia!) for a one-night-only special-event concert that will be filled with intimate, funny, behind-the-scenes stories mixed with incredible performances of the songs Leavel has performed on Broadway and beyond.
The set-list will have Leavel recreating performances from her unique Broadway career including "The Winner Takes It All" from Mamma Mia!, and her hilarious AND show-stopping hit songs from 42nd Street, Young Frankenstein and her most famous leading ladies: the (slightly drunk) title role in The Drowsy Chaperone and the narcissistic bring-down-the-house Diva who (has the nerve to sing) “It’s Not About Me”! You will see why Beth Leavel has that Tony Award!
Seth’s concerts are always one-of-a-kind because they're never fully planned in advance. Unrehearsed songs, audience questions and song suggestions often occur! Who knows what will happen at the performance you attend! This spontaneous evening of Broadway hits will also feature hilarious behind-the-scenes stories from the audition room to backstage antics to onstage mishaps! Don’t miss this Pride-filled and Broadway-centric concert event!
When Broadway shut down, Seth Rudetsky and his husband James Wesley have been hosting the livestream Stars In The House which raises money for The Actors Fund. They’ve had reunions of Broadway shows like A Chorus Line, Ragtime and The Producers (with Nathan, Matthew and Mel!) and TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Taxi and E.R. (with George Clooney). So far they’ve raised over $1.1 million dollars and recently celebrated their two-year anniversary of the show. Before that, Seth spent many years on Broadway as a pianist and conductor as well as two years as a comedy writer on The Rosie O’Donnell Show (three Emmy nominations with his co-writers). He is now the afternoon deejay on the SiriusXM Broadway channel as well the host of Seth Speaks. He’s performed his show, Deconstructing Broadway in London, Boston (Irne award) and L.A. (with Barbra Streisand in the audience!). He co-wrote and co-starred in Disaster! (NY Times Critics’ Pick) on Broadway. He’s written the books Seth’s Broadway Diary Volume 1 and 2 and has also authored two young adult novels My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan and The Rise and Fall of a Theater Geek and the just-available Musical Theater for Dummies. Seth and James co-produced the “What the World Needs Now Is Love” recording with Broadway Records (#1 on iTunes), featuring Idina Menzel, Audra MacDonald, Lin-Manuel Miranda and so many more to help the victims and families of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting. He and James also produce and host the yearly “Voices For The Voiceless” concert to benefit You Gotta Believe, which helps older foster kids find families (stars have included Tina Fey and Jessie Mueller) as well as producing/hosting 13 Concert For America benefits, which help non-profits like National Immigration Law Center and NAACP (stars have included Audra McDonald and Chita Rivera). James and Seth run “Seth’s Big Fat Broadway Cruise” which brings Broadway stars and Broadway lovers together to fabulous destinations! You can learn about more Seth’s cruises and watch his videos at SethRudetsky.com
Tony winner Beth Leavel will next be seen starring as Miranda Priestley in the new Broadway musical, The Devil Wears Prada, music by Elton John. Most recently, Beth was nominated for a 2019 Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critic’s Circle award for her performance as DeeDee Allen in the critically acclaimed Broadway show The Prom. She received Tony, Drama Desk, NY Outer Critics Circle and L.A. Drama Critics Awards for her performance as the title character in The Drowsy Chaperone; as well as Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle nominations for her role as Florence Greenberg in Baby It’s You.
Other Broadway roles include Mrs. June Adams in Bandstand, Emily in Elf, Donna in Mamma Mia!, Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein, Dorothy Brock in the revival of 42nd Street, Tess in the original company of Crazy For You, Mrs. Bixby in The Civil War, Ellie in Hal Prince's Showboat, and Anytime Annie (Broadway debut) in 42nd Street. Numerous TV, most recently The Walking Dead (AMC) and The Bite (Spectrum). Beth’s one-woman cabaret, It’s Not About Me, has played across the country to rave reviews and sold-out venues.