Thursday, Oct 10, 7:30-9:30 PM

Broadway star Beth Leavel and Seth Rudetsky in concert

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA)

On Thursday, October 10, Tony Award-winner BETH LEAVEL (The Prom, The Drowsy Chaperone, 42nd Street) joins Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky for one show only to benefit The NOCCA Institute. Beth Leavel just finished her latest star turn in her 13th Broadway show: the Tony-nominated The Prom, which received a Drama Desk Award for Best Musical. During the run, Beth received Tony, Drama Desk, OCC, and Drama League Award nominations for her portrayal of Dee Dee Allen, a role written specifically for her. She also received Tony, Drama Desk, NY Outer Critics Circle, and LA Drama Critics Awards for her performance as the title character in The Drowsy Chaperone on Broadway, and she received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for her performance as Florence Greenberg in Baby, Its You. Beth's other Broadway roles include June Adams in Bandstand, Emily in Elf, Donna in Mamma Mia!, Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein, Dorothy Brock in the revival of 42nd Street, Tess in the original company of Crazy For You, Mrs. Bixby in The Civil War, Ellie in Hal Prince's Showboat, and Anytime Annie (Broadway debut) in 42nd Street. Beth currently resides in New York with her two sons. Seth Rudetsky is the afternoon host of Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's On Broadway, as well as the host of Seth Speaks on Sirius/XM Stars. As an author, he penned My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan and the sequel, The Rise And Fall Of A Theater Geek (Random House), as well as three volumes of Seth's Broadway Diary featuring inside scoop and hilarious stories from all of the stars he's worked with. He co-wrote and co-starred in Disaster! (NY TIMES critics pick), which also premiered to rave reviews in London. In June 2016, Seth and his husband, James Wesley, co-produced a recording of "What The World Needs Now" with stars like Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Carole King, and Audra McDonald which went to number one on iTunes and raised more than $100,000 for victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. (It's still raising money today. Buy it!). Seth and James have a foundation called Your Kids Our Kids that presented Concert For America, a coast-to-coast concert series featuring stars like Barry Manilow, Stephanie Mills, Vanessa Williams, Tina Fey, Randy Rainbow, and Audra McDonald that has raised money for five nonprofits working relentlessly since the 2016 presidential election. They also present Voices for The Voiceless, an annual, star-studded concert for You Gotta Believe, which helps older foster children find families, even if they've aged out of the system. If you want to hang out with Seth and James and a bunch of Broadway stars performing up a storm, join them on one of their cruises! In October 2020 their Transatlantic Crossing sails to England; in February 2020 they journey to the Caribbean; and in June 2020 they'll travel to The Adriatic and Greek Isles. There's more info at SethsBroadwayVacations.com.