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Running June 25-26, 2022

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Andrea McArdle

Andrea McArdle - ANDREA McARDLE first captured the hearts of theatergoers everywhere in 1977 when she originated the title role in the mega-musical ANNIE, based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip “Little Orphan Annie”. Since then, she has starred in several Broadway musicals and appeared in theatres in New York, nationally and internationally. She has performed in concert halls from Carnegie Hall to the Hong Kong Philharmonic and casino hotels in both Las Vegas and Atlantic City. She has honed her craft by working with some of the great legends of the entertainment industry such as Ethel Merman, Liza Minnelli, Julie Andrews, Bob Hope, Liberace, Frank Sinatra, Steve Martin and Martin Short, to name a few, and was privileged to have appeared on television with Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin and Dinah Shore. As “Annie”, Andrea became the youngest performer ever to be nominated for a Tony Award as Best Lead Actress in a Musical. She also received the Theater World and Outer Critics' Circle Awards for her performance and went on to star when the show was produced on London’s West End. (Fun fact: Catherine Zeta-Jones played young orphan Mollie in this production). Coming full circle, Andrea was tapped by Academy Award nominated director Rob Marshall to appear as “The Star to Be” in the Disney/ABC television production of ANNIE starring Kathy Bates and Victor Garber. And in the summer of 2010, Andrea played, yes, Miss Hannigan in a production at the North Carolina Theatre and at Musical Theatre West in California. Also on Broadway, Andrea starred in the Jerry Herman musical JERRY’s GIRLS alongside Carol Channing and Leslie Uggams; she portrayed the sassy Smoking Car, Ashley, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s STARLIGHT EXPRESSS; and starred as Margy Frake in STATE FAIR; as Fantine in LES MISERABLES and, most recently as Belle in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. She toured nationally starring as Sally Bowles in CABARET and as Eponine in LES MISERABLES and appeared as herself in THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, which she appeared in Off-Broadway as well. Andrea appeared Off-Broadway in the satirical NEWSICAL and regionally as the title role in MAME and HELLO DOLLY. Other theatre appearances include starring as Reno Sweeney in ANYTHING GOES, Esther in MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, Mrs. Johnstone in BLOOD BROTHERS, Penelope Pennywise in URINETOWN, Sonia in THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG, Luisa in THE FANTASTICKS, Eva Peron in EVITA, Nancy in OLIVER, the Narrator in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, Annie Oakley in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Sandy in GREASE and as Mama Rose in GYPSY. In addition to ANNIE, Andrea’s film and television credits include starring as Judy Garland in RAINBOW, appearing in THE LEADING LADIES OF BROADWAY on PBS, ALL MY CHILDREN on ABC and headlining her own PBS special ANDREA McARDLE ON BROADWAY. Andrea is a much in demand vocalist and has performed in the showrooms of many of the Las Vegas and Atlantic City’s top hotels and casinos, and in cabarets and night clubs such as New York City’s renowned Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre, Feinstein's, among many others. She can be heard on the Grammy Winning, Platinum selling Original Broadway Cast recording of ANNIE, as well as the cast recordings of JERRY’S GIRLS, STATE FAIR, the television soundtrack of Rob Marshall’s ANNIE, as well as her own solo CD titled “Andrea McArdle: On Broadway”. In 2013 Andrea released her new solo release ANDREA MCARDLE: 70’s & SUNNY- LIVE from 54 BELOW. Andrea tours the United States in her one-woman concert and with Donna McKechnie in CELEBRATE SONDHEIM & HAMLISCH.

Seth Rudetsky

Seth Rudetsky - Pianist/Host 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. 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 of the stars he's worked with. He co-wrote and co-starred in Disaster! (NY 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, Audra McDonald which went to number one on iTunes and raised more than $100,000 for the Orlando shooting victims (and is still raising money. Buy it!). Seth and James have a foundation called Your Kids Our Kids that presented Concert For America; a series around the country featuring stars like Barry Manilow, Keala Settle, Stephanie Mills, Vanessa Williams, Billy Porter, Randy Rainbow and Audra McDonald that raised money for 5 non-profits that have been working relentlessly since the 2016 presidential election. They also present Voices for The Voiceless, a yearly star-studded concert for You Gotta Believe which helps older foster children find families, even if they’ve aged out of the system. SiriusXM/Pandora also carries Seth’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, Seth and James started hosting / producing Stars In The House ( ...a twice-daily livestream that’s featured tons of Broadway stars as well as TV reunions like The West Wing, Scandal, Frasier and E.R. and has raised more than $1,000,000 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 with the profits going to NAACP Legal Defense Fund. You can find out more about Seth, and watch his signature “deconstructions” at If you want to hang out with Seth and James and a bunch of Broadway stars performing up a storm, come on one of their cruises! In January 2022 they sail to the Western Caribbean, in April 2022 they journey from Barcelona to Venice, Italy, in June 2022 roundtrip from Southampton, England to Norway, and in October 2022 Transatlantic from New York to Southampton. More info at

Mark Cortale

Producing Artistic Director- The Art House/New Works Provincetown
Mark Cortale is celebrating his tenth anniversary season as  Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA. Since 2011 he has presented artists that include Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Kristin Chenoweth, Chita Rivera, Megan Mullally and Christine Ebersole. In 2019, he produced the Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominated Off-Broadway musical Midnight At The Never Get. He founded the international Broadway @ Concert Series featuring Seth Rudetsky as music director and host in Provincetown in 2011 and has presented these concerts at theatres that include the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Broward Center, The Wallis, The Kimmel Center, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Huntington Theatre Company, The Herbst Theatre and the Leicester Square Theatre in London. Beginning in June of 2020 these concerts were offered virtually every Sunday during the pandemic as The Seth Concert Series in association with BroadwayWorld.  Mark also founded the singing string quartet Well-Strung which debuted at The Art House in 2012.  In 2019 he launched a developmental theatre lab called New Works Provincetown.  New Works Provincetown with producing partners Jonathan Murray & Harvey Reese has commissioned two musicals to date: The Last Diva with a book by Jonathan Tolins, music by Scott Frankel, lyrics by Michale Korie and Maiden Voyage with book and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein and music by Carmel Dean.

See Audra McDonald, Stephanie J. Block, Christy Altomare & More in P-Town This Summer

Hot on the heels of Audra McDonald's sold-out show at Town Hall over Memorial Day Weekend, Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale will kick-off his Provincetown Art House & Town Hall regular summer season with his largest and most ambitious lineup to-date of music and comedy superstars for summer 2022. He will also add to the mix a first-ever "Virtuoso" series, which launches on June 23rd with Soprano Kelly Glyptis and Eric Anderson at the piano. Summer 2022 marks Mr. Cortale's eleventh season leading the storied Art House. Taking center stage again is the internationally acclaimed Broadway @ series, first launched here by Cortale in 2011 and now in more than a dozen major venues worldwide. For Tickets and information, visit or call 800-838-3006.

Provincetown has long reigned as America's Best Beach Town, celebrated as the Best Gay Resort in America, and for over a century many of the nation's greatest artists have called P-Town home. In that tradition of cutting-edge artistry, for this eleventh season, Cortale's celebrated Broadway @ The Art House series will once again be home to an array of the New York stages' greatest stars: Rachel Bay Jones, Tony Award Winner for Broadway's smash hit Dear Evan Hansen and Star of Pippin returns to kick-off the summer 2022 series season on June 25 & 26, with Seth Rudetsky as music director and host. Victoria Clark, Tony Award winner for The Light in the Piazza, star of Sister Act, Gigi, and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, who next moves to Broadway in title role of the off-Broadway hit Kimberly Akimbo, makes her P-Town series debut on July 1 & 2 with Seth Rudetsky as music director and host. Christy Altomare, award-winning star as Anya in Anastasia and Sophie in Mamma Mia! on Broadway, makes her P-Town debut on July 8 & 9, with Mr. Rudetsky as music director & host. The music and comedy lineup erupts wide open as Emmy-winning comedian Judy Gold returns for a season-long sit-down with her hilarious stand-up comedy show from June 24 - Aug. 31.. RuPaul's Drag Race star Ginger Minj, who debuted last season at The Art House with a sold-out run, returns by popular demand from July 6 - 16, and August 10 - September 3.

Summer 2022's Town Hall series, produced by Cortale at Provincetown's largest venue, will once again raise funds for Sandy Hook Promise and will also notably be the landing site for a stop on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 champion Bianca Del Rio's Unsanitized World Tour, on July 3, for one night only. She will be followed by Broadway star Stephanie J. Block, Tony Award winner for her title role in The Cher Show, and star of Falsettos and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, making her Town Hall debut on July 10 with Seth Rudetsky as music director and host, and has just announced that her husband Sebastian Arcelus, star of Netflix' House of Cards, CBS TV's Madam Secretary and Broadway's Elf will join the one-night only concert.

Mr. Cortale's newly announced "Virtuoso" series spotlighting six of the solo classical rep's brightest stars will also include Eric Maul, Flutist on July 7 and Alissa Leiser, Pianist, July 21.

Later, from mid-summer onward, the Broadway @ The Art House series will welcome Faith Prince, Tony Award winner for Guys and Dolls & Jason Graae star of Broadway's A Grand Night For Singing, Falsettos, and an original cast member of the musical Forever Plaid, will co-star together in You & Me But Mostly Me!, on July 17 & 18, with Alex Rybeck at piano. Roderick Ferguson comedian, singer-actor, storyteller, activist will star in Man Overboard the hilarious, yet moving story of a comedian who fought for gay marriage in a small island nation, directed by Faith Prince, on July 18. Tony nominee Melissa Errico, star of Amour, My Fair Lady, and Passion returns to The Art House this summer in the critically acclaimed No One Is Alone: Melissa Errico Remembers Stephen Sondheim on July 22 & 23, with Tedd Firth at the piano. The Broadway star brings her unique expressive gifts, and the immaculate vocal style that Sondheim loved, all to bear in a concert of the greatest songs of the greatest Broadway composer of his time. Donna McKechnie, Tony Award winner for her performance as Cassie in the original company of A Chorus Line, is regarded internationally as one of Broadway's foremost singing and dancing leading ladies. She has also starred in How To Succeed..., Promises-Promises, Company, and On The Town... and makes her anticipated Broadway @ The Art House debut on July 30 & 31, with Seth Rudetsky as music director and host.

As August bakes P-Town's beaches outside, Cortale's Town Hall series turns the talent temperature higher. Living legend Chita Rivera, the two-time Tony Award winner who originated the Broadway roles of Anita in West Side Story, Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie, Velma in Chicago, and appeared in the original casts of Guys and Dolls, Can Can, Jerry's Girls and many others, makes her Town Hall series debut on August 7 with Seth Rudetsky as music director and host. Sasha Velour, RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9 champion will make her Provincetown debut over Carnival Weekend, performing the greatest hits of her illustrious career, for one night only on August 14 at Town Hall. Grammy Award winning, platinum selling recording stars, Indigo Girls sold out their early show as soon as it was announced and have added a late show to their one-night only Town Hall date, on August 21. The historic six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald, star of Broadway's The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, Carousel, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, and HBO's The Gilded Age, has announced her return by popular demand to the Town Hall series on August 28 with Seth Rudetsky as music director & host. And surging star Jessica Vosk, who starred most recently as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway, and made her critically acclaimed sold-out Carnegie Hall debut this winter, which featured special guest Kristin Chenoweth, makes her triumphant return to P-Town on September 4 with Seth Rudetsky as music director and host.

August at The Art House brings Tony Award nominated sisters Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway who will debut Broadway the Calla-way! for the Broadway @ The Art House series. Liz Callaway, Tony nominee for Baby and star of Cats and Miss Saigon and sister Ann Hampton Callaway, Tony nominated star of the hit musical Swing!, writer-singer of the theme song to TV's The Nanny, co-star on August 5 & 6, with Alex Rybeck at piano. Lillias White, Tony Award winner for The Life and star of CATS, Carrie, Dreamgirls, Once On This Island, and more, makes her Art House return on August 12 & 13 with Seth Rudetsky as music director & host. Edmund Bagnell, 1st Violinist & vocalist of the internationally acclaimed group Well-Strung, will return to the Art House series, August 19 & 20 with an all new show. Marilyn Maye, Grammy nominee and living legend who has been called "The greatest white female singer in the world" by none other than Ella Fitzgerald" returns for her eleventh summer for a two week run from August 23 through September 4, with 94: Of Course There's More, with Tedd Firth at piano, Daniel Glass on drums & Steve Doyle on bass. Max von Essen, Tony Award and Grammy Award nominated singer and actor best known for his role as Henri in the award winning production of An American in Paris on Broadway, a year long run in the Broadway production of Anastasia and just off of a nationwide tour in Lincoln Center Theater's revival of Falsettos, will make his P-Town series debut on August 26 & 27, with Billy Stritch on piano.

P-Town says "see you in September" as Nicolas King - who the New York Times calls a "polished crooner" who takes pop and jazz and infuses his Broadway roots in a swinging concert that "makes waves faster than a raging tsunami!" (Theater Scene) - returns on September 3, with Tedd Firth at the piano, Daniel Glass on drums and Steve Doyle on bass. Daniel Shevlin, star cellist of Well-Strung joins the Broadway series with his solo star-turn Versatile, on September 9 & 10, featuring Lance Horne at the piano. Hannah Corneau, who made her Broadway debut as Elphaba in Wicked and starred in the New Works Provincetown world premiere presentation of the new musical Maiden Voyage, makes her solo debut in the Art House series on September 16 & 17 with Ross Baum at the piano. Mauricio Martinez, Mexican Emmy Winning actor and recording artist, who made his stellar American crossover on Broadway as hit maker & producer Emilio Estefan in On Your Feet! The Story Of Emilio & Gloria Estefan, makes his debut in the series on September 23 & 24, with Brian Nash at the piano. A household name in his native Mexico, Mauricio starred in the two seasons of NBC Universo's original Emmy Winning TV series El Vato on Netflix and will soon be featured in Peacock's Armas De Mujer. Beth Malone, Tony nominated star of Fun Home, Angels in America and most recently star of the Off-Broadway revival of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, makes her anticipated PTown Art House return September 30 & October 1 w/Seth Rudetsky as music director & host.

If that summer star-power were not already strong enough to realign the planets, The Art House adds gravitational pull to its reputation for cutting-edge comedy and music talent originating out of the LGBTQ club scene, and increasingly crossing-over to mainstream success. Summer 2022 builds on that mandate all summer: Unitard, the comedy trio that Time Out NY called "incredibly vicious and relentlessly hilarious" returns to Art House stages with their Dangerous Adult Comedy July 12 & 13. RuPaul's Drag Race star and self-described "women's lifestyle brand" Miz Cracker arrives for the Provincetown debut of her hilarious stand-up comedy from July 20 through August 6. Longtime P-Town and Art House favorite Steven Brinberg brings his latest edition of Simply Barbra to P-Town with Chris Denny @ the piano, offering Streisand hits, hilarious anecdotes and celebrating the recent 50th anniversaries of her films Hello, Dolly and On A Clear Day, September 1 & 2. And just-announced, Provincetown Dramatic Arts in association with Mark Cortale presents Quickies: 4 Short Plays from Provincetown from September 6 - 21. A collection of hard-hitting dramas and heartwarming comedies, the plays offer four unique perspectives of contemporary LGBTQ+ life in America. Quickies was accepted as an official selection in the 2022 International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, where it was a finalist for four awards - including best actor and best play.

Mr. Cortale's "Virtuoso" series spotlighting six of the solo classical reps brightest stars continues at the Art House with debuts by Daniel Lelchuk, Cello, on August 11; Brian Calhoon, Marimba, August 25; Marisol Montalvo, Soprano w/William Hobbs at the piano, on September 8.

Coming Up Next...

Now-August 31: Judy Gold
July 1 -2: Victoria Clark (w/Seth Rudetsky) 
July 3: Bianca Del Rio 
July 6-16: Ginger Minj
July 7: Eric Maul, Flute
July 8-9: Christy Altomare (w/Seth Rudetsky)
July 10: Stephanie J. Block with Sebastian Arcelus (w/Seth Rudetsky) 
July 12-13: Unitard 
July 17-18: Faith Prince & Jason Graae (w/Alex Rybeck) 
July 18: Roderick Ferguson (w/Alex Rybeck)
July 20-August 6: Miz Cracker
July 21: Alissa Leiser, Piano
July 22-23: Melissa Errico (w/Tedd Firth) 
July 30-31: Donna McKechnie (w/Seth Rudetsky)
August 5-6: Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway (w/Alex Rybeck)
August 7: Chita Rivera (w/Seth Rudetsky)
August 10-September 3: Ginger Minj
August 11: Daniel Lelchuk, Cello
August 12-13: Lillias White (w/Seth Rudetsky)
August 14: Sasha Velour 
August 19-20: Edmund Bagnell
August 21: Indigo Girls
August 23-September 3: Marilyn Maye 
August 25: Brian Calhoon, Marimba 
August 26-27: Max von Essen (w/Billy Stritch)
August 28: Audra McDonald (w/Seth Rudetsky)
September 1-2: Simply Barbra (w/Chris Denny) 
September 3: Nicolas King (w/Tedd Firth, Daniel Glass and Steve Doyle)
September 4: Jessica Vosk (w/Seth Rudetsky)
September 6-21: Quickies: 4 Short Plays from Provincetown
September 8: Marisol Montalvo, Soprano (w/William Hobbs)
September 9-10: Daniel Shevlin
September 16-17: Hannah Corneau (w/Ross Baum)
September 23-24: Mauricio Martinez (w/Brian Nash)
September 30-October 1: Beth Malone (w/Seth Rudetsky)












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