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Count Basie Center for the Arts presents "A Very Countess Christmas!"


Count Basie Center for the Arts presents "A Very Countess Christmas!"

(RED BANK, NJ) -- The Count Basie Center for the Arts presents A Very Countess Christmas! starring television personality Luann De Lesseps on Thursday, December 16 at 7:30pm. Luann is an original cast member of one of the most successful franchises in television history, The Real Housewives of New York

Luann de Lesseps was just ranked the #1 Housewife by TV Guide, topping all 46 housewives across all franchised cities and will star in the upcoming  The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, a spin-off featuring various women from The Real Housewives franchise, that is set to premiere this fall on Peacock.

The model-turned-Countess has transformed her career as a nurse, author, philanthropist, actress, now into a wildly successful cabaret entertainer.

In December, Luann will be back on tour with her new show, "A Very Countess Christmas"  directed by Richard Jay-Alexander (Barbra Streisand, Bernadette Peters) and the legendary Musical Director/Arranger, Billy Stritch (Liza Minnelli)) In addition, Luann has a new Christmas song, "What Do I Want For Christmas?"  written by Bruce Roberts and Billy Stritch.

Tickets range from $35 - $125 and will be available for purchase online starting October 22. A limited number of VIP packages that include a meet & greet with Luann de Lessepsare are available.

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In 2017, Luann made her cabaret debut with #CountessAndFriends selling out shows across the country including Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City. "you're in for an entertaining three hours.. an absolute spectacle in the best way possible.. says Vanity Fair

Her hit songs "Money Can't Buy You Class," "Chic C'est La Vie," "Girl Code," and  "Feelin' Jovani" have been streamed and downloaded tens of millions of times and resulted in her own Pandora station.. Luann teamed up with Grammy-Award winning songwriter/producer Desmond Child (Barbara Streisand, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Ricky Martin) for her dance single "Viva La Diva".

Luann has made many appearances on TV show: The Today Show, The View, Wendy Williams, Dr. Oz, Access Hollywood, ET, and others. She appeared as a guest star on the popular Hulu show Difficult People, and Law & Order: SVU, alongside Mariska Hargitay.

A champion for many charitable organizations including: The American Cancer Society, GLAAD, and ACE Partnership for the Homeless. Luann  partnered with The Fortune Society which supports formerly incarcerated inmates by helping them build a successful life path as they reenter into society.

A mother of two successful artists, Victoria and Noel, Luann currently divides her time between her homes in New York City,  and the Hamptons, where she is working on her next book after authoring the best-selling book Class with the Countess: How to Live with Elegance & Flair.

The show is presented by Count Basie Center for the Arts & AM Productions.

The Count Basie Center for the Arts is located at 99 Monmouth Street in Red Bank, New Jersey.

originally published: 10/21/2021

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