Theater fans in New York are luckier than most. Not only do we have Broadway and a whole constellation of performance spaces around the city, the first-ever Comic Con for musicals, BroadwayCon, took place in Midtown last weekend — blizzard and all.
With all the time we spend in the Theater District, it pays to know where to go. We’re not just talking the best places to eat, but the best cheap lunches, late-night eats and celebrity-studded cabarets. So who better to ask where Broadway stars hang out than one of their own?
Seth Rudetsky was happy to take us on the Broadway insider’s tour. The host of Sirius/XM’s “On Broadway” and a fixture of New York City’s theater scene as a musician, actor and writer is about to return to the Great White Way in “Disaster!”The musical — which Rudetsky also co-wrote — pays homage to 1970s disaster movies. The show opens at the Nederlander Theatre on Feb. 9.
“There’s an earthquake, a tidal wave, piranhas, sharks — just so you know, there’s a lot of disasters,” he giddly says. “And all the music is from the ’70s, my favorite songs in the world, and they all perfectly advance the plot, I like to think, in a very surprising way.”
When he’s not trying to avert a “Disaster!” here’s where you’ll find him and other Broadway stars after the curtain call.