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The Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series brings the biggest Broadway stars to the Virginia G. Piper Theater stage for an intimate concert and conversation featuring popular hits of the theatre and candid stories.   

Megan Hilty is most recognizable for her portrayal of seasoned triple-threat Ivy Lynn in NBC’s musical drama Smash. Hilty made her Broadway debut as Glinda in Wicked. She went on to perform the role in both the national tour and in Los Angeles. She has also received critical acclaim for her role of Brooke Ashton in the Roundabout Theater Company’s revival of Noises Off. After receiving high praise for her portrayal of Doralee Rhodes in Broadway’s 9 to 5: The Musical, Hilty was honored with nominations for Lead Actress in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Drama League Awards, and L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards. On screen, Hilty has been involved in Bravo’s dramedy Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, Hulu’s Difficult People, the final season of CBS’s The Good Wife, and The Good Fight for CBS All Access. Hilty also recurred on Braindead for CBS and ABC’s hit series Desperate Housewives. She most recently played Lily in Annie Live! on NBC. 

Seth Rudetsky is the afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s On Broadway and the host of Seth Speaks on Sirius/XM Stars. As an author, he penned My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan and the sequel The Rise and Fall of a Theater Geek (Random House), as well as three volumes of Seth’s Broadway Diary, featuring inside scoop and hilarious stories from all the stars he’s worked with. He co-wrote and co-starred in Disaster! (The New York Times “critics pick”), which also premiered to rave reviews in London. In June 2016, he and his husband, James Wesley, co-produced a recording of “What the World Needs Now” with stars like Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Carole King, and Audra McDonald. The recording went to #1 on iTunes and raised more than $100,000 for victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. Rudetsky and Wesley’s foundation Your Kids Our Kids presented Concert for America—a nationwide series featuring stars like Barry Manilow, Keala Settle, Stephanie Mills, Vanessa Williams, Billy Porter, Randy Rainbow, and Audra McDonald that raised money for five nonprofits. They also present Voices for The Voiceless, a yearly star-studded concert for You Gotta Believe that helps older foster children find families, even if they’ve aged out of the system. SiriusXM/Pandora also carries Rudetsky’s first podcast series, Seth Rudetsky’s Back To School, where he interviews stars about the ups and (hilarious) downs of their high school years. The first two seasons include Tina Fey, Bowen Yang, Allison Janney, Vanessa Willams, and many more. When Broadway shut down, Rudetsky and Wesley started hosting and producing Stars in the House, a twice-daily livestream that has featured many Broadway stars as well as reunions of television show casts from The West Wing, Scandal, Frasier, and E.R., raising more than $1 million for The Actors Fund. They also joined Marlo Thomas and co-produced new versions of “Free to Be You and Me” with Sara Bareilles and “Sisters and Brothers” with the Broadway Inspirational Voices, donating profits to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Find out more about Rudetsky, and watch his signature “deconstructions,” at SethRudetsky.com.   

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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts | Virginia G. Piper Theater
7380 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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