Luann de Lesseps—known as the Countess on “The Real Housewives of New York City”—is a television personality, pop singer, and author. She has broken all box office records at New York’s famed Feinstein’s 54 Below with her acclaimed, long-running neo-cabaret variety act, #CountessAndFriends. The string of sold-out successes continues as de Lesseps plays to standing room only crowds in the most desired theaters and supper clubs around the globe.
Hip as a New York minute and classically chic, the glamorous life of de Lesseps in the fast lane on several continents (together with a solid decade at the center of reality TV) provides fodder for hilarious stories, one-of-a-kind anecdotes and, of course, some standards and pop songs in her inimitable style. In #CountessAndFriends she is joined by an eclectic group of the most sought after stars of stage and screen, both iconic and ascendant, delivering a glorious return to the heyday of cosmopolitan evening entertainment.
#CountessAndFriends is written and directed by Out Magazine’s “The Midas of Cabaret” Ben Rimalower with musical direction and arrangements by Grammy winner Billy Stritch.
“Countess Luann de Lesseps of The Real Housewives of New York City fame takes to the stage in a cabaret show entitled ‘#CountessAndFriends’ (hashtag hers) at Feinstein’s 54 Below, a venue whose Haunted Mansion meets bordello décor was more than suited for the occasion.
Luann de Lesseps is arguably the classiest and most royal-seeming of the housewives… A VISION OF CLASS!! And countess who is a-THRIVING! Luann donned a floor-length beaded white gown that had me screaming Oh God Yes! YESSSS! To The Dress.” ~ Michelle Collins, Vanity Fair