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Jenna Russell and Judy Kuhn join Seth Rudetsky for Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre

Jenna Russell, Seth Rudetsky and Judy Kuhn

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

OLIVIER Award winner and Tony Award nominee Jenna Russell and four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn will join Seth Rudetsky as music director/host for two intimate concerts on Sunday, February 3, 2019 as part of the long-running Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre series.

Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre began in 2013 with Patti LuPone and returned with Audra McDonald in 2016 and John Barrowman and Ramin Karimlooo earlier this year. What differentiates this concert series is the seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway’s biggest stars – prompted by Rudetsky’s probing, funny, revealing questions – and their stellar singing of the musical theatre repertoire.

Jenna Russell is an award-winning actress whose accolades include the 2007 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Dot/Marie in Sunday In The Park With George at Wyndham’s Theatre. She reprised her role on Broadway at Studio 54 where she won the 2008 Theatre World Award for Broadway Debut Performance. She also received a 2008 Tony Award nomination and 2008 Drama Desk nomination for the same role.

Russell has received Olivier Award nominations for her performances as Mary Flynn in Merrily We Roll Along and Sarah Brown opposite Ewan McGregor in Guys and Dolls in the West End. She was also long listed for Best Musical Performance for the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for her roles as Little Edie in Grey Gardens at Southwark Playhouse and Mary Flynn in Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Russell’s recent theatre credits also include Helen Bechdel in Fun Home at The Young Vic, and Mephistopheles in Dr Faustus opposite Kit Harington at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

Judy Kuhn is currently starring as Golde in the sold-out production of Fiddler on the Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory, a role she also played on Broadway in 2016. On Broadway, the four time Tony Award nominee starred as Helen Bechdel in Fun Home (Tony and Drama League Award nominations) a role she created in the original Public Theater production for which she won the 2014 Lucille Lortell Award.

Also on Broadway, she starred in the Roundabout’s hit revival of She Loves Me (Tony nomination); and the original Broadway productions of Chess (Tony and Drama Desk nomination); Les Misérables (Tony and Drama Desk nomination); Rags (Drama Desk nomination); Two Shakespearean Actors (Lincoln Center Theatre), Alan Menken and Tim Rice’s King David; and The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

In the West End, Kuhn starred in Metropolis (Olivier Award nomination). She also sang the title role in Disney’s Pocahontas as well as the in the sequel Pocahontas II: Journey To A New World.

Seth Rudetsky has played piano in the orchestra for more than 15 Broadway shows including Ragtime, Grease and Phantom. As a comedy writer, he was nominated for three Emmy Awards for The Rosie O’Donnell Show and has written three volumes of Seth’s Broadway Diary filled with hilarious theatre stories, as well as two young adult books published by Random House.

After the Orlando Florida nightclub shooting, his husband James spearheaded Broadway For Orlando, a star-studded recording of What The World Needs Now Is Love that Rudetsky conducted/arranged featuring Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Judy Kuhn, Rachel Tucker, Audra McDonald and 30 other Broadway stars which raised over $100,000 for the victims, their families and The Trevor Project.

In 2016, Rudetsky starred with some amazing West End talent in a one-day benefit of his Broadway musical comedy Disaster! at Charing Cross Theatre that benefitted MADTrust.

Times: Jenna Russell with Seth Rudetsky at 4pm and Judy Kuhn with Seth Rudetsky at 8pm.

Tickets: £25 – £65 (including meet and greet). Special Offer: 20% off all tickets when you buy both shows together. To book, call the box office on 9020 7734 2222 or visit www.leicestersquaretheatre.com/.

Running Time: 2 hours including interval.