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The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Presents a Production of "The Kingfish"
Performance will feature the Life and Times of Famed Louisiana Gov. Huey P. Long, Starring Spud McConnell, During the 80th Anniversary Year of Infamous Assassination.

NEW ORLEANS - July 20, 2015 - The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, will feature the life and times of one of the most extraordinary figures in American political history as Spud McConnell stars Friday, August 21, on-stage as Louisiana Gov. Huey P. Long in "The Kingfish." This year's performance takes place in the 80th year anniversary of Long's notorious assassination. All are invited to attend the powerful and historical production that will captivate the audience and pay respect to the legacy of Huey P. Long.

Doors to the world-famous Blue Room open at 6:30 p.m., with the performance beginning at 7 p.m. The Fountain Lounge welcomes all "The Kingfish" guests to enjoy a pre-theater meal in the Fountain Lounge and receive 20 percent off all cuisine of Chef de Cuisine Mark A. Majorie Jr. (alcohol not included).

McConnell has received national acclaim for his on-stage portrayals of legendary Louisiana politicians and eccentrics, including Long ("The Kingfish"), brother Earl K. Long ("Earl Long in Purgatory") and Ignatius J. Riley ("A Confederacy of Dunces"). He has also appeared in the hit television show "Roseanne."

General admission for the show is $65 per person, and VIP preferred seating is available for $90, both excluding tax. All guests interested in VIP Mezzanine seating, priced at $100 per person, are required to call the reservation phone number. Reservations are available from The Roosevelt New Orleans at 504-335-3129 or at Complimentary valet parking is available for those who attend the performance.

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