(l to r) Judy Kuhn, Lillias White and Beth Leavel. (Photos provided by Slate PR)
Producer Mark Cortale has announced that award-winning icons of the stage and screen Judy Kuhn, Lillias White, and Beth Leavel will join the line-up of talent slated to participate in The Seth Concert Series, the weekly virtual series based on Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway series that began at The Art House in Provincetown.
Hosted by musical director and Sirius XM Star Seth Rudetsky, the first event took place on Sunday, May 31 and featured Tony Award-winning actress Kelli O’Hara. The series 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, and Karen Olivo. Judy Kuhn will appear on September 20, followed by Lillias White on October 4, and Beth Leavel on October 11.
Each weekly show will premiere Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET with a second showing Mondays at 3 p.m. ET for viewers in other time zones. Tickets are available at www.thesethconcertseries.com.
The concert series that premiered as “Broadway @ The Art House” and now entering its tenth anniversary season is currently housed in more than a dozen major venues worldwide. In its new format, the series will continue to offer viewers a seamless mix of behind-the-scenes stories prompted by Rudetsky’s insightful, funny and revealing questions – and the music from the artists’ stellar careers.
Judy Kuhn starred last season as Golde in London in the sold-out production of Fiddler on the Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory, a role she also played on Broadway in 2016. On Broadway, the four-time Tony Award nominee starred as Helen Bechdel in Fun Home (Tony & Drama League Award nominations), a role she created in the original Public Theater production for which she won the 2014 Lucille Lortel Award.
Lillias White, a native New Yorker, made her Broadway debut in Barnum. She has also appeared on Broadway in Cats, Carrie, Dreamgirls, Once On This Island, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Chicago and Fela! (Tony Award nomination). In Cy Coleman’s and Ira Gasman’s The Life, she won the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for her portrayal of a world-weary, no-nonsense hooker named Sonya. Lillias was recently seen in the world premiere of Half Time at the Paper Mill Playhouse.
Beth Leavel starred most recently in her 13th broadway show, The Tony-nominated and Drama Desk Winner for Best Musical, The Prom. She was awarded Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award nominations for leading actress in a musical for her portrayal of Dee Dee Allen, a role written specifically for her. Beth also received a Tony, Drama Desk, NY Outer Critics Circle and LA Drama Critics Award for her performance as the title character in The Drowsy Chaperone on Broadway as well as receiving a Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for her role as Florence Greenberg in Baby, It’s You. It was recently announced that Beth is slated to play Miranda Priestly in Elton John’s upcoming musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada on Broadway next season.
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. When Broadway shut down, Seth and husband James Whitley started hosting/producing Stars In The House, a twice-daily livestream that’s featured tons of Broadway stars as well as TV reunions like “Melrose Place”, “Taxi” and “Frasier” and has raised more than $300,000 for The Actors Fund.