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BROADWAY @ THE HUNTINGTON RETURNS WITH TWO-TIME TONY AWARD WINNER CHRISTINE EBERSOLE WITH SIRIUS/XM RADIO STAR SETH RUDETSKY

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26

AT THE CALDERWOOD PAVILION at the BCA

 Presented by The Huntington Theatre Company & Mark Cortale

BOSTON – December 13, 2018 – Two-time Tony Award-winning actress Christine Ebersole performs at the Huntington Theatre Company for one night only alongside SIRIUS/XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky as music director and host on Saturday, January 26 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. Performance times are 5pm and 8pm. Produced by Mark Cortale Productions, the performance is the second installment of the new “Broadway @ the Huntington” series which brings Boston audiences up close and personal with Broadway artists.

The unique format of this show that differentiates it from any other is a seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories prompted by Rudetsky’s insightful, funny, and revealing questions – and the music from Christine Ebersole’s sensational career. The evening will include unforgettable songs by Stephen Sondheim, Lerner & Loewe, Scott Frankel, and more. 

Of Ebersole’s 2016 cabaret show After the Ball at Café Carlyle, TheatreMania lauded “as far as cabaret acts go, this is as close to perfection as it gets.” No stranger to acclaim, in addition to her two Tony Awards and numerous nominations, Ebersole has also taken home Drama Desk Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards, an Obie Award, and the Drama League Award for Best Performance for her role in Grey Gardens. The New York Times wrote “Christine Ebersole contains multitudes…” and said of her cabaret show The End of the World as We Know It, “this is the apex of New York.”

Christine Ebersole most recently starred on Broadway in War Paint in her Tony-nominated role as Elizabeth Arden opposite fellow Tony nominee Patti LuPone as Helena Rubinstein. 

She won her first Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical in 2001 as Dorothy Brock in the hit revival of 42nd Street and her second Tony Award in 2006 for her dual role as Edith Beale and Little Edie Beale in Grey Gardens. Her other Broadway credits include On the Twentieth Century, Oklahoma, Camelot, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Steel Magnolias, Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, and Dinner at Eight, for which she received both Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations.

In addition to her remarkable stage career, Ebersole has appeared in numerous hit films such as Amadeus (Academy Award-winner, Best Picture), Tootsie, The Wolf of Wall Street, Black Sheep and as Tessie Tura in the TV film version of the musical Gypsy alongside Bette Midler. Her recent TV credits include appearances on FX’s hit shows “American Horror Story: Coven” and “Pose,” Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” CBS’s “Madame Secretary” and “Blue Bloods,” and a recurring role on USA’s “Royal Pains.” 

Seth Rudetsky is the afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's "On Broadway" as well as the host of Seth Speaks on Sirius/XM Stars. In addition to his popular shows on Sirius/XM, Rudetsky is an author of two novels (My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan and the sequel The Rise and Fall of a Theater Geek) and three volumes of Seth's Broadway Diary. He co-wrote and co-starred in the musical-comedy spoof Disaster! on Broadway and in London's West End. He co-produced an all-star recording of “What the World Needs Now,” which went to #1 on iTunes and raised $100,000 for victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting.

TICKET INFORMATION

 WHAT: Broadway @ the Huntington: Christine Ebersole with Seth Rudetsky

WHEN: Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 5pm and 8pm

WHERE: The Huntington’s Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts / 527 Tremont Street, Boston

TICKETS: Single tickets starting at $25, and FlexPasses are available:

  • Online at huntingtontheatre.org
  • By phone at 617 266 0800
  • In person at the Huntington Avenue Theatre Box Office, 264 Huntington Ave. and the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA Box Office, 527 Tremont St.
  • Select discounts apply: $5 off: seniors (65+); $30 “35 Below” tickets for patrons 35 years old and younger (valid ID required); $20 student and military tickets (valid ID required) 
  • Limited number of VIP tickets for $175 include an intimate post-performance reception with the artists Christine Ebersole and Seth Rudetsky

ABOUT THE HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY

The Huntington Theatre Company is Boston’s leading professional theatre and one of the region’s premier cultural assets since its founding in 1982. Recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Huntington brings together superb local and national talent and produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current to create award-winning productions. The Huntington runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Huntington has long been an anchor cultural institution of Huntington Avenue, the Avenue of the Arts, and will remain so on a permanent basis with plans to convert the Huntington Avenue Theatre into a first-rate, modern venue with expanded services to audiences, artists, and the community. Under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form. For more information, visit huntingtontheatre.org.

ABOUT MARK CORTALE PRODUCTIONS

Mark Cortale (Producer) co-produced the new musical Midnight at the Never Get by Mark Sonnenblick, at the York Theatre this past fall.  He produced Deconstructing Patti on Broadway last September at the Nederlander Theatre with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, starring Patti LuPone and Seth Rudetsky. He created the Broadway @ concert series in 2011 at The Art House in Provincetown where he serves as Producing Artistic Director. The series, featuring creative partner Seth Rudetsky as music director and host, had its eighth season this past summer and guest artists over the years have included Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Megan Mulllally, Christine Ebersole, and Jessie Mueller. The Broadway @ series also premiered in 2013 in New Orleans, in Australia (Sydney & Melbourne) with Megan Mullally, and in London's West End with Patti LuPone at the Leicester Square Theatre. The series has since travelled to cities that include Chicago @ The Steppenwolf, Beverly Hills @ The Wallis, Fort Lauderdale @ The Parker Playhouse, San Francisco @ The Herbst Theater and Scottsdale @ Scottsdale Center for the Arts.  In the 2018-2019 season, the series launched in NYC at The Town Hall with Audra McDonald, Kelli O’Hara, and Jeremy Jordan.  Mr. Cortale produced the feature film Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads and also produces the singing string quartet Well-Strung, which he co-founded. Info at markcortalepresents.com.

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MEDIA NOTES:  Photos and additional bio information is available.  A limited number of press review tickets is available for this performance. Contact Danielle Morales (dmorales@huntingtontheatre.org; 617-273-1518) for information and reservations.

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