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Broadway Nights: A Romp of Life, Love, and Musical Theatre Paperback – October 1, 2007
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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.Read more ›
Only small problem with the story is that the ending was a bit too tidy.
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.
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!
Seth -- keep writing!
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Seth was F-U-N-N-Y. Amazing how he could just channel his humor into his writing that seemed to flow effortlessly. I was laughing myself silly a few times. Read morePublished on March 5, 2013 by Jonathan
Rudetsky's humor is perfect -- I laughed out loud multiple times...Love the story and ties to his real life. Read morePublished on December 21, 2012 by Ryan Ceresnak
I loved this book. I am a fan of Seth's from his radio show and as one of the previous reviewers said, I totally could hear Seth's voice as the main character. Read morePublished on October 6, 2012 by Karasusan
I just returned from my third New York theatre trip in seven months. Seth Rudetsky's Broadway Nights: A Romp of Life, Love, and Musical Theatre was the perfect guilty pleasure to... Read morePublished on December 7, 2010 by Susan Tunis
What a wonderfully funny, light, gay, Broadway book! Absolutely Fabulous.
When one first starts reading this, one may think that this is an auto-biography. Read more
Whether or not you're tuned in to the world of musical theater, you'll have to grin and gasp at author Seth Rudetsky's irreverent novel, Broadway Nights: A Romp of Life, Love, and... Read morePublished on September 6, 2010 by Linda Bulger
This novel reads like a teenage fantasy. I think in some respects it is one. The characters (and I use the term loosely) seem to be simply imitations of people that the author... Read morePublished on August 22, 2010 by B. Wilfong
I came across Seth on line and watching his videos. His talent, someties pithy comments, and hysterical sense of humour made me want to do some research (and use his catch... Read morePublished on March 27, 2010 by Mrs. Barbara Crocker