The Seth Concert Series (Image provided by Tom Fervoy)
While Governor Cuomo is still hard at work figuring out how to vaccinate New Yorkers and reopen theaters, Broadway mainstay and master of the piano Seth Rudetsky continues his online concert series with a line-up that will have you giving standing ovations in your living room.
In collaboration with producer Mark Cortale, seven more award-winning stars of the stage and screen will join the January and February 2021 line-up.
Hosted by beloved musical director and Sirius XM Star Seth Rudetsky, the series’ first event took place on May 31, 2020, and featured Tony Award-winning actress Kelli O’Hara. The series to-date has since featured intimate conversations and incredible musical moments with Audra McDonald, Jeremy Jordan, Jessie Mueller, Lea Salonga, Megan Hilty, Norm Lewis, Cheyenne Jackson, Liz Callaway, Stephanie J. Block, Melissa Errico, Rachel Bay Jones, Sierra Boggess, Karen Olivo, Judy Kuhn, Orfeh & Andy Karl, Beth Leavel, Keala Settle, LaChanze, Beth Malone, Lillias White, Patti Murin & Colin Donnell, Ana Gasteyer, James Monroe Iglehart, Adam Pascal, Kerry Butler, Alex Brightman and Wayne Brady.
Each weekly show premieres live on Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET with a one-time rebroadcast on Mondays at 3 p.m. ET. Tickets are available at thesethconcertseries.com for $25.00 each. As a premium, VIP tickets that include “behind-the-scenes” access to the artists’ soundcheck are now on sale for each of the January and February lineup’s stars. Many of the series’ concerts will be available On-Demand for a limited time after each weekly live premiere.
A Student Discount is now available for all shows announced in The Seth Concert Series, providing an additional 40% discount to registered students with a .edu email address by using the code STUDENT when signing up for a BroadwayWorld account.
Upcoming concerts include:
Jessica Vosk (performing January 24) was recently seen on Broadway in Wicked after spending a year playing Elphaba in the national tour. She most recently starred in the NYC Ballet Jerome Robbins tribute Something to Dance About, directed by Warren Carlyle, and re-created the role of Fruma Sarah in the most recent revival of Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof. Other Broadway: Finding Neverland, The Bridges of Madison County. She starred as Anita in the Grammy-nominated San Francisco Symphony West Side Story.
Jeremy Jordan (performing January 31) recently starred on Broadway opposite Kerry Washington in the provocative new play, American Son, and then reprised his role in the Netflix film adaptation of the show. Next up is his lead role as seminal record producer and Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart in the feature Spinning Gold, and starring as Seymour in the New York production of the iconic Little Shop of Horrors.
Ashley Spencer (performing January 31) was born and raised in Canton, Ohio. She began taking dance lessons at the age of four and later became a Canton Ballet Company member. After graduating high school, Ashley moved to New York City to pursue her dreams as a Broadway actress. Her first job was a touring show called Barbie Live in Fairytopia. She then auditioned for Grease: You’re The One That I Want!, a reality show casting the roles of Sandy and Danny in the Broadway revival of Grease. She went on to star on Broadway as Sandy and Amber in Hairspray, Sherrie in Rock of Ages and one of three Divas in Priscilla: Queen of the Desert.
Christy Altomare (performing February 7) originated the role of Anya in the Broadway production of Anastasia, for which she received the Theatre World Award and was nominated for an Outer Critics Award and a Drama Desk Award for lead actress in a musical. She made her Broadway debut playing the role of Sophie Sheridan in Mamma Mia!. Off-Broadway, Christy portrayed the role of Sue Snell in MCC’s revival of Carrie the Musical. Along with her passion for musical theater, she is a songwriter/ recording artist, currently working on several projects and completing a new album of original music called Wandering Bird.
Stephanie J. Block (performing February 14) won last year’s Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her starring role in the current Broadway hit musical The Cher Show. Before that, she starred in the New York Revival of Falsettos (Tony Award Nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, Outer Critics Award Nomination, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical), Little Miss Sunshine (Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Tony Award Nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, 9 to 5 and more.
Sebastian Arcelus (performing February 14) was most recently seen as Jay Whitman on the long-running CBS hit series Madam Secretary opposite Téa Leoni. Arcelus is also known for his memorable role as Lucas Goodwin on the critically acclaimed Netflix original series House Of Cards and recently starred in a recurring role on the second season of HBO’s The Deuce, created by David Simon and George Pelecanos. Arcelus most recently starred on Broadway in the stage adaptation of John Grisham’s A Time To Kill.
Santino Fontana (performing February 21) starred most recently on Broadway as Michael Dorsey in the stage musical adaptation of the film Tootsie, for which he was awarded the 2019 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He was previously nominated for a Tony Award for his starring role as Prince Topher in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway. Fontana originated the role of Tony in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot and was awarded the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his work in the revival of Brighton Beach Memoirs.