- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Vantage Point; Reprint edition (October 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1936467208
- ISBN-13: 978-1936467204
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,151,761 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Broadway Nights Paperback – October 1, 2011
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“Seth Rudetsky reminds me of David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs, but with his own UNIQUE COMIC VOICE and timing that pops off the page. Save $140.00 on a Broadway musical and buy Broadway Nights instead.”--Andrea Martin, Tony award-winning actress, SCTV alum
About the Author
Seth Rudetsky has played piano in the pits of many Broadway shows including Ragtime, Grease and The Phantom of the Opera. He was the artistic producer/conductor for the first five Actors Fund concerts including Dreamgirls and Hair, which were both recorded. As a performer, he appeared on Broadway in The Ritz and on TV in "All My Children," "Law and Order C.I." and on MTV's "Made" and "Legally Blonde: The Search for the Next Elle Woods." He has written the books The Q Guide to Broadway and Broadway Nights, which was recorded as an audio book on Audible.com. He is currently the afternoon Broadway host on Sirius/XM radio and tours the country doing his comedy show, "Deconstructing Broadway."
Top Customer Reviews
This is like a gay version of those trashy African-American novels with very-serious-strippers on the cover, "Momma Got Wood" or "You Can't Be Right with God when You Be Doing Wrong With Me" or other such ludicrous titles that pander to a small VERY specific audience while ignoring all rules of fiction writing. Like grammar and character development. Mr. R expects that you know these queens from YOUR fabulous life as a Professional Homosexual in NYC and he's spared any descriptive responsibility beyond hair color, shoes and sexual availability. As a Pro-Mo myself, I do know these people, but I steer clear of them for the very reason this book is an excruciating read: they're annoying as hell. And tiring. And they drone on even when you tune them out, just like this book.
I'll take the blame for not realizing this wasn't a memoir or history of Broadway, and that is actually a fictional tale of childish tantrums and gay sex. I honestly bought this on the strength of the authors reputation alone and figured it would be a fun read. Nope.
That said, I remain a fan of the man and his hilarious and informative radio show, interviews, podcasts, videos, etc...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loving everything broadway I really enjoyed this book. It isn't a text book but you learn a lot about how running shows work. It was very entertaining and amusing. Read morePublished on February 17, 2012 by Herbert M. Mulvain