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Broadway Nights: A Romp of Life, Love, and Musical Theatre Paperback – October 1, 2007

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About the Author

Seth Rudetsky has played piano in the pits of over a dozen Broadway shows as well as writing and starring off-Broadway in Rhapsody in Seth. As a comic he was voted "The Funniest Gay Male in New York" Currently he is a DJ on Sirius Satellite Radio.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Alyson Books; 1st edition (October 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593500106
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593500108
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #804,561 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was looking for something sparkling and amusing to read, and since I'm a big old theatre nut, I decided to give Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY NIGHTS a go. What a great decision that turned out to be. This novel is brilliantly conceived, fast paced yet beautifully detailed, and a total delight from cover to cover.

Stephen Sheerin in a musical wunderkind, but he's never really reached his potential due to his many hysterical insecurities. He's a superb pianist and a fantastic arranger and conductor but he has issues, lots of issues. He's obsessed with trying to get the attention of his opera diva mother, he's constantly fantasizing about a future with his boyfriend who already has a boyfriend, and he's annoyed by the fact that he's a Broadway sub, always filling in for others but never being the name on the marquee.

Things are about to change, however, when Stephen is offered and accepts the chance to be musical director of a new Broadway show called FLOWERCHILD. Conceived by an old friend of his, Mason, the musical is about the end of the hippie era and uses songs from the period to tell the story.

BROADWAY NIGHTS is actually Stephen's diary. He's writing it because his therapist, Monikah, thinks it will help him deal with his problems. The format allows the reader to follow Stephen's haywire existence on a daily basis, and it's a hoot.

Seth Rudetsky is an extremely successful comedy writer, having received three Emmy nominations for his work on THE ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW, as well as an accomplished Broadway musician, and it's obvious he knows the world he writes about very well. The book is full of musical theatre anecdotes, and insights, and the feeling of being in on the dirt is palpable.
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By D. Smith on October 31, 2007
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Well written fiction in a biographic style. I had a hard time putting this down. Its easy to forget that this is not a biography in fact. It makes me want to ask Seth about how much of this comes from his real life.

Only small problem with the story is that the ending was a bit too tidy.
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Brimming with Rudetsky's trademarked sass, sarcasm and humor; Broadway Nights is a fun read. Following the journey of a gay Broadway Piano sub turned music director; BN is full of behind the scenes-- or the show-behind-the-show mad-capped drama.

Rudetsky mixes fact with fiction in this wild New York romp, influenced heavily by his own experiences on the Great White Way.

A famous leading lady fresh from rehab, cheap producers, and cheating boyfriends keep lead character, Stephen, tapping as fast as he can. Follow him as he desperately tries to find happiness by achieving his dreams and finding true love along the way.
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I used to read voraciously- a book a day. Murder mysteries were my thing. Loved them. Couldn't get enough. Then something happened and I couldn't read more than three pages at a time. I simply couldn't pay attention long enough. I was sure I had ADHD or a brain tumor or some other horrible disease. My doctors were puzzled. I think they were just afraid to tell me I was getting old. But THEN I discovered the wonderful Seth Rudetsky. I knew of Seth through his SiriusXM show. I love listening to his backstage gossip. His interviews with my favorite actors are a great way to pass the time in my car. On a whim, I bought Broadway Nights and looked at the first couple of pages. A half hour later, my husband pointed out to me that I was still reading. My poor iPad never felt so neglected. Finished this one and immediately bought everything he has ever written. Planning on going through his trash to see if I can find grocery lists next. jk.
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By JB414 on November 6, 2007
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This is a hilarious read! Great fun for Broadway fanatics or anyone who loves to laugh!

I read Seth's first book Q Guide to Broadway about a year ago and could hardly wait for this full length novel to come out! Well worth the anticipation! GREAT READ!
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This is such a fun book to read! Seth is really funny and clever, so every sentence has something to make you smile or laugh out loud. He knows just EVERYTHING about Broadway, and tells all, as well. It's tough to tell the fact from the fiction (I prefer to think it's 99% fact with about two names changed). Besides being a funny person, Seth has put together a great narrative, in the form of a diary. In other words, it's not just a bunch of one-liners crammed into a book -- the story itself is interesting, believeable and intriguing. His writing voice is completely natural -- you can easily imagine sitting in a café with him (but never getting a word in).

Seth -- keep writing!
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I listen to Seth on Sirius Satellite radio several times a week. He is a blast to listen to. He's clever, funny and Broadway! Once he said he had a book coming out, I decided I'd have to try it. Well, I'm glad I did. I could barely put it down. I finished it in less than 4 days, and that's good for me with my lack of free time these days. I actually want to read it again, but I can't yet as I've loaned it to a friend. Broadway Nights made me laugh out loud and I felt like I was going on one heck of a trip with Stephen as I read.
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