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‘DON’T TELL MAMA: DRAG ME TO THE ROOSEVELT’ DRAG BRUNCH AT THE ROOSEVELT NEW ORLEANS, A WALDORF ASTORIA HOTEL
May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm$99 – $129
“Don’t Tell Mama” is the theme of the May 20th drag brunch at The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The third installment of the hotel’s “Drag Me to The Roosevelt” series, the brunch will feature a three-course meal along with lively entertainment from New Orleans’ own Kitten N’ Lou, voted Best Duo by The Burlesque Hall of Fame, plus two special guest performers.
Dazzling audiences across the globe with their signature brand of highly choreographed comedic camp extravaganzas, Kitten N’ Lou have headlined festivals including the Helsinki Burlesque Festival and Viva Las Vegas. With performances described by Time Out New York as “brilliantly deranged,” the pair made their television debut with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett on the PBS Great Performances special “Cheek to Cheek” in 2014.
Other acts performing at the Roosevelt New Orleans drag brunch on Saturday, May 20th, include the most in-demand drag performers in the city: New Orleans’ own Debbie with a D who was recently featured on Peacock Television’s “Queer As Folk,” and more.
Guests are encouraged to wear hats and costumes celebrating springtime splendor to participate in a costume contest.
The event will be hosted in the Waldorf Astoria Ballroom (Mezzanine Level), with doors opening at 11:45 a.m., and the event promptly beginning at noon. General seating tickets are $99 plus tax, gratuity and service charge and include a three-course brunch and bottomless mimosas. Limited VIP seating tickets are available for $129 plus tax, gratuity and service charge. VIP seating is closer to the stage and includes exclusive champagne selections. To purchase tickets for “Drag Me to The Roosevelt – Mardi Gras,” click here.
Shrimp, Scallop, Crab and Hearts of Palm Salad
Chili Vinaigrette Dressing
Pepper Jelly Glazed Pork Cheeks
Creamy Grits and Gai Lan
“Bananas Foster” Éclair
Rum Bavarois, Roasted Banana and Salty Caramel
The Roosevelt New Orleans has been a significant part of New Orleans history for more than 125 years, hosting presidents, music and film luminaries and the most discerning guests. Generations of locals have flocked to The Roosevelt for special occasions, signature drinks in the Sazerac Bar, luxury treatments in the one-of-a-kind Waldorf Astoria Spa and the hotel’s breathtaking holiday season decor.
The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel is located at 130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112.