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The Roosevelt New Orleans Celebrates the Birth of Famed Louisiana Governor and Frequent Hotel Guest Huey P. Long with a Special Two-Night Engagement of "The Kingfish" Aug. 30-31

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The Roosevelt New Orleans Celebrates the Birth of Famed Louisiana Governor and Frequent Hotel Guest Huey P. Long with a Special Two-Night Engagement of "The Kingfish" Aug. 30-31
"Seersucker and Fizz" Celebration in the Sazerac Bar Precedes Performance

NEW ORLEANS, La. - August 13, 2012 - Two decades after its triumphant off-Broadway premiere, The Kingfish is back, with a special two-night engagement of the one-man play depicting the life and times of famed Louisiana Gov. Huey P. Long at the location he called home in New Orleans - The Roosevelt New Orleans, Aug. 30 - 31, 2012.

Doors open for the performance nightly at 6:30 p.m. in the world-famous Blue Room. Featuring actor John "Spud" McConnell, the performance also will celebrate Long's 119th birthday. McConnell has received national acclaim for his on-stage portrayals of Louisiana's most colorful characters, including Long (The Kingfish), brother Earl K. Long (Earl Long in Purgatory) and Ignatius J. Riley (A Confederacy of Dunces). His career also has taken him to Hollywood for three seasons on ABC's hit television show Roseanne. In addition, he can be heard weekdays on The Spud Show on WWL 870 AM.

General admission for the show is $65 per person, and VIP preferred seating is available for $80 per person, exclusive of tax. For reservations, call The Roosevelt at +1 (504) 335-3138. Complimentary valet parking is available for those who attend the show. Leading in to the performance that same day, the Sazerac Bar at The Roosevelt will celebrate Long's birthday with "Seersucker and Fizz" starting at 4 p.m. and featuring two of his favorite things: Ramos Gin Fizz cocktails and seersucker.The celebration will include the Ramos Gin Fizz cocktail priced at just $8.30, normally $13, in honor of Long's birthday Aug. 30, along with some specially flavored fizzes. Guests are encouraged to dress in seersucker.

Guests also can extend their stay at the hotel by reserving a room for just $159 per night with the Louisiana First Package, Aug. 30 - 31 only, based on availability. To take advantage of this offer, guests can call 1-800-WALDORF or visit Enter promotional code P9 when booking. The rate, which excludes taxes, gratuities and incidental charges, is valid for Louisiana residents only and is not transferable. Proof of residency may be required at check-in.


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