Default

Upcoming Events

|

Dillard University to…

Sep 17 - 17, 2014
MC Lyte will spend an evening discussing her new release "Dear John"… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 17 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 17 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 17 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lakefront Arena…

Sep 17 - 17, 2014
Demi Lovato's World Tour makes a stop at the Lakefront Arena - this will be one… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 17 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

New Orleans Fringe…

Sep 17 - Oct 15, 2014
more

Pat O'Brien's Halfway…

Sep 17 - 17, 2014
The Leprechauns will make a mid-year appearance this year when Pat O'Brien's… more

The Victory Belles…

Sep 17 - 17, 2014
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

The Victory Belles…

Sep 17 - Nov 19, 2014
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

The Victory Belles…

Sep 17, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

Tom Gibbs presents…

Sep 17 - 17, 2014
Historian Tom Gibbs will examine the Battle of Peleliu and the toll it took on… more

True Colors Exhibition

Sep 17 - 18, 2014
This exhibition aims to represent people of all sexualities, genders, races and… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 17 - 17, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

American Theater…

Sep 18 - 21, 2014
American Theatre Project of New Orleans (ATPNO) returns to Dillard University's… more

Dillard’s 2014 Brain…

Sep 18 - 18, 2014
Dillard University's 2014 Brain Food Lecture Series promises to serve up a… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 18 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 18 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Jazz in the Park

Sep 18 - Oct 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Sep 18 - 20, 2014
Just a week later, the popular Broadway comedy "Vanya and Sonia and Masha… more

Dillard University to…

Sep 17 - 17, 2014
MC Lyte will spend an evening discussing her new release "Dear John"… more

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:

Carrie Devries
+1 504 558 1840
cdevries@theehrhardtgroup.com

Lisa Cole
+1 305 866 3646
Lisa.Cole@hilton.com

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 http://www.therooseveltneworleans.com/. 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.


-###-

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Waldorf Astoria is Hilton Worldwide's luxury brand of landmark hotels, with each one as singular and timeless as the brand's namesake, The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York. From classic elegance to modern grandeur, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts each represent worldly sophistication and unparalleled guest service. From sumptuous spas and culinary excellence to world-class golf, each hotel & resort offers the exquisite accommodations and signature accoutrements that define refinement and sophistication. Discover Waldorf Astoria by visiting www.waldorfastoria.com. Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide's ten market-leading brands.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000 rooms in 91 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit http://www.hiltonworldwide.com/ for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.