New Orleans Hotel Collection Named Official Hotels of the Broadway at NOCCA Concert Series

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Cheyenne Jackson, Ana Gasteyer and Christine Ebersole bring Broadway star power to New Orleans with the Broadway at NOCCA series launching with star of 30 Rock and Glee, Cheyenne Jackson, on November 7th.

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Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale has announced the New Orleans Hotel Collection will continue as the official hotels of the Broadway at NOCCA Concert Series hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky. Three of the entertainment world’s leading performers will perform with Rudetsky in New Orleans in 2014/15 as the popular Broadway Concert Series continues at NOCCA’s Lupin. Cheyenne Jackson (Star of "30 Rock", "Glee" and Broadway’s "Xanadu") launches the NOCCA series on November 7th at 7:30 pm followed by Ana Gasteyer on March 28th (star of "Saturday Night Live" and Broadway’s "Wicked"), and two-time TONY Award Winner Christine Ebersole (star of "Grey Gardens" and "42nd Street") on May 23rd. For tickets and more information, please visit http://www.broadwaynola.com or call 800-838-3006.

“We are excited to have such a beautiful collection of hotels as our hosts and sponsors for this important series of concerts with the great names of Broadway performing,” said producer Mark Cortale. "The stars of Broadway are demanding, and it is important that they be offered suitable accommodation. The Bourbon Orleans, Audubon Cottages, Hotel Le Marais and Hotel Mazarin are luxury boutique hotels unparalleled in the city."

Cheyenne Jackson has starred on both "30 Rock" opposite Tina Fey and "Glee" where he played the voice coach for the group Vocal Adrenaline, and can currently be seen in the Ira Sachs film "Love is Strange" opposite Marissa Tomei, John Lithgow and Alfred Molina. On Broadway, Cheyenne most recently starred in Encore’s production of “The Most Happy Fella” at City Center, “Finian’s Rainbow” (Drama Desk nomination), “Damn Yankees”, “Xanadu” (Drama League and Drama Desk nominations), “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “All Shook Up” (Theater World Award, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations). Off-Broadway he was seen in the original cast of “Altar Boyz”.

He also recently appeared in “Behind the Candelabra” directed by Steven Soderberg and starring Michael Douglass and Matt Damon. Cheyenne has appeared in a number of films, including his portrayal of Mark Bingham in the 2006 Academy Award nominated “United 93″, “The Green” opposite Julia Ormond and Ileana Douglas, “Price Check” with Parker Posey and “Lola Versus”. On television Cheyenne was seen on NBC’s “30 Rock” portraying series regular Danny Baker and recently portrayed Dustin Goolsby, the new coach of Vocal Adrenaline on Fox’s hit TV series “Glee”.

In concert, he has sold-out Carnegie Hall twice. “The Power of Two” in 2010 with Michael Feinstein followed by his solo debut concert with the NY Pops “Music of the Mad Men Era” in 2011. “The Power of Two” was hailed by the New York Times as “passionate", “impeccably harmonized” and “groundbreaking”. Variety acclaimed it as “dazzlingly entertaining”. “Music of the Mad Men Era” was lauded by critics, and the NY Daily News said, “Cheyenne Jackson has got it all and he showed it all: the voice, the moves, the quirky self-effacing humor. He gleamed like Don Draper’s Brylcreemed hair.”

Seth Rudetsky is the afternoon Broadway host on Sirius XM satellite radio. As a musician, he has played piano for over a dozen Broadway shows including “Ragtime”, “Les Miserables” and “Phantom of the Opera”. He was also the Artistic Producer and Music Director for the first five annual Actors Fund Fall Concerts, which included “Dreamgirls” with Audra McDonald (recorded on Nonesuch Records) and “Hair” with Jennifer Hudson (recorded on Ghostlight Records, Grammy nomination). As a comic he was awarded “Funniest Gay Male in NY” at Stand-Up NY and is a three-time Emmy nominee as a writer for “The Rosie O’Donnell Show”.

About the Series:
This Broadway concert series was inaugurated in 2011 by Mark Cortale at The Art House in Provincetown featuring Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. The series moved to New Orleans on January 7, 2013 with the legendary two time Tony Award winning star of Evita Patti LuPone making her debut at NOCCA. In its third season last summer of 2013, the series presented Broadway superstars Chita Rivera, Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald, Megan Hilty, Megan Mullally, Christine Ebersole, Joanna Gleason and Patti LuPone. http://www.markcortalepresents.com/.

“Were extremely pleased to be supporting the arts and specifically NOCCA and its students by participating as an exclusive sponsor of these amazing performers as they perform for the first time in New Orleans at NOCCA,” said Craig Hulford, managing director of the New Orleans Hotel Collection.

Special seasonal room rates are available at each of the hotels of the Collection by visiting: http://www.neworleanshotelcollection.com/200.

About the New Orleans Hotel Collection
The New Orleans Hotel Collection is a group of seven fine hotels in the New Orleans metropolitan region owned by local investors. Comprised of the Bourbon Orleans, Dauphine Orleans, Hotel Mazarin, Wyndham Riverfront, Audubon Cottages, Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport and Hotel Le Marais, these are boutique and small upscale meeting hotels in prime locations throughout the city. For more information, visit the New Orleans Hotel Collection website at: http://www.neworleanshotelcollection.com    

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