Mark Cortale Presents Broadway @ Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Featuring Seth Rudetsky as Pianist and Host
* Emergency substitution for Laura Benanti in this performance.
Mark Cortale’s Broadway @ Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts series showcases some of Broadway’s brightest stars in the Center’s intimate Virginia G. Piper Theater. Hosted by multi-talented pianist and comedian Seth Rudetsky, these cabaret-style concerts mix popular song with candid showbiz stories.
Legendary singer and actress Christine Ebersole’s career has transported her from a co-anchor gig on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update in the early 1980s to an award-winning star on Broadway. She won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for both 42nd Street and Grey Gardens and received Tony nominations for roles in Dinner at Eight and, most recently, War Paint, opposite fellow Tony nominee Patti LuPone. Along the way she racked up dozens of television appearances (Ally McBeal, Boston Legal, The Colbert Report) and notable film credits (Amadeus, Tootsie, Richie Rich). Other leading roles on Broadway include On the Twentieth Century, Oklahoma!, Camelot, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Steel Magnolias and Blithe Spirit. As a singer, Ebersole has released several albums and has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.
Seth Rudetsky is the afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s On Broadway as well as the host of Seth Speaks on SiriusXM Stars. He has played piano for more than a dozen Broadway shows, including Ragtime, Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera, among many others.
Lee and Peter Larson
Linda and Sherman Saperstein
Susan Rollins and Paul Garry