Saturday, Jan 11, 8-10 PM

Broadway star Liz Callaway with Bryan Batt and Seth Rudetsky

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA)

Emmy winner and Tony Award-nominee LIZ CALLWAY (Miss Saigon, Disney's Anastasia, Cats, and Baby) joins Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky with special guest BRYAN BATT for one show only to benefit The NOCCA Institute. Like most Broadway @ NOCCA events, the evening will be a seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories from one of Broadway's biggest stars, prompted by Rudetsky's probing, funny, revealing questions. And of course, Liz will sing some of the biggest hits from her musical theatre repertoire. It's a spontaneous evening of hilarity and show-stopping songs not to be missed. ABOUT THE ARTISTS LIZ CALLAWAY is a Tony nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist. She made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Baby, and for five years, won acclaim as Grizabella in Cats. She has also starred in the original casts of Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, and The Look of Love. Off-Broadway, she received a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in The Spitfire Grill, and she also appeared in Brownstone, No Way to Treat a Lady, Marry Me a Little, and Godspell. Other New York appearances include the legendary Follies in Concert at Lincoln Center, A Stephen Sondheim Evening, Fiorello! at Encores!, and Hair in Concert. Liz has also established a major career as a concert and recording artist. The award-winning Sibling Revelry (created with sister Ann Hampton Callaway) was presented to great acclaim at the Donmar Warehouse in London. Boom!, a celebration of the music of the 60s and 70s (also created with her sister) was recorded live at Birdland and has toured the country. She had the pleasure of singing "Chances Are" with singing legend Johnny Mathis, co-starred with Jimmy Webb and Paul Williams in their critically acclaimed engagement at Feinstein's in New York and joined Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, and Stevie Wonder at Hal David's 90th Birthday Celebration Concert at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. On the film front, Liz sang the Academy Award-nominated song "Journey to the Past" in the animated feature Anastasia, and she's also the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney's Aladdin and the King of Thieves and The Return of Jafar. Her work includes the singing voice of the title character in The Swan Princess, as well as Lion King 2: Simba's Pride, Beauty and the Beast, and other children's favorites. She received an Emmy Award for hosting the children's program Ready to Go on CBS. 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.