Sutton Foster Set for Broadway @ NOCCA Concert Series, April 21, 2014
On the heels of its successful first season in 2012/13, the Broadway @ NOCCA concert series has already updated the lineup for its second season. Five of New York theater's leading ladies (one of whom is famously a man in disguise) will perform in New Orleans in 2013/14 as the popular series leaps again to NOCCA's Lupin Hall from its original summer home at The Art House in Provincetown, MA. The series is hosted again by Sirius/XM radio star Seth Rudetsky at piano. The 2013 - 2014 Broadway @ NOCCA Season is made possible by the generous support of The New Orleans Hotel Collection and Gambit.
Sutton Foster, appearing April 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM - starred on Broadway in The Will Rogers Follies, Grease, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Annie, Les Miserables before her big break and Tony Award-winning performance in Thoroughly Modern Millie. She has since then originated roles in the Broadway productions of Little Women, The Drowsy Chaperone,Young Frankenstein, and Shrek the Musical. She most recently starred as Reno Sweeney in The Roundabout's revival of Anything Goes, a role that earned her the 2011 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire, andBroadway.com's Audience Favorite Awards. She was first seen on television on Star Search at age 15, and has more recently appeared in Johnny and the Sprites and Flight of the Conchords. Most recently, she has been seen as the star of the ABC Family TV series Bunheads.
Jane Krakowski, appearing October 7 at 7:00 pm - has been nominated for an Emmy Award three times for her role as Jenna Maroney on NBC's hit sitcom 30 Rock. She also won a Tony Award for the Broadway revival of Nine and won an Olivier Award for her role as Miss Adelaide in the London revival of Guys and Dolls, starring opposite Ewan MacGregor and Douglas Hodge. She was just 18 when she originated the role of Dinah the Dining Car in Starlight Express on Broadway, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her role as Flaemmchen in Grand Hotel. Jane Krakowski's other Broadway appearances include The Roundabout's revival of Company, the revival of Once Upon a Mattress with Sarah Jessica Parker, and New York City Center's production of Damn Yankees with Sean Hayes and Cheyenne Jackson. Her other TV work includes Search for Tomorrow as T.R. Kendall, and five seasons on Ally McBeal as assistant Elaine Vassal, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Also Everwood, Law & Order: SVU, and The Simpsons. Film work includes National Lampoon's Vacation, Fatal Attraction, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Marci X, Alfie, Go, Cirque du Freak: Vampire's Assistant, Dance with Me, Stepping Out, Pretty Persuasion, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, and Mom at Sixteen. Her Windham Hill Records recording with Jim Brickman, titled Love Songs & Lullabies, featured "You" which became an Adult Contemporary radio hit.
Patti LuPone, appearing November 16 at 7:30 pm - won her second Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, as well Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, for her performance as Rose in the most recent Broadway production of Gypsy, and created the title role in Evita on Broadway with her now legendary performance, for which she won her first Tony and Drama Desk Awards. Patti LuPone's extensive Broadway career also includes her most recent appearance opposite her Evita co-star Mandy Patinkin in An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, and just prior to that created the role of Lucia in the new musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, for which she was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. She has also been seen on Broadway in Sweeney Todd (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations; Drama League Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre), Michael Frayn's Noises Off, David Mamet's The Old Neighborhood, Terrence McNally's Master Class, and her own concert Patti LuPone on Broadway.
On London's West End, she won Olivier Awards for her performances as Fantine in the original production of Les Miserables and in The Acting Company production of The Cradle Will Rock. Also in London she created the role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard and recreated her Broadway performance as Maria Callas in Master Classthere. Patti LuPone's film appearances include Union Square, Parker, City By The Sea, Heist, State and Main, Summer of Sam, Driving Miss Daisy, and Witness. Her TV work includes Glee,30 Rock, Ugly Betty, Will & Grace, OZ, Frasier, Law & Order, Life Goes On, the Emmy winning PBS broadcasts of Passion and Sweeney Todd, PBS Great Performances' Candide and An Evening with Patti LuPone.