The second performer of the Broadway @ NOCCA series is the legendary Patti LuPone, appearing on Saturday, November 16 at 7:30pm. Ms. LuPone 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. She also created the title role in Evita on Broadway with her now legendary performance, for which she won her first Tony and Drama Desk Awards. She is currently starring in David Mamet's The Anarchist on Broadway with Debra Winger.
This year’s headliner is “New Orleans Cultural Ambassador” Irvin Mayfield along with his New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Revue. Also performing will be “Latin King” Fredy Omar, the Creole Wild West Mardi Indians, Lucky Lou with a youth bounce competition, Ashé’s Sistahs Making a Change and the Kuumba Institute kids. A secondline will be lead by The Treme Brass Band and the Black Men of Labor. Moreover, in memory of two giants in Central City—Bishop Robert C. Blakes Sr. and Pastor John C. Raphael Jr.—a musical memorial tribute will be presented by the choirs from New Home Family Worship Center and New Hope Baptist Church.