BRAVO MEDIA'S "WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE" HEADS BACK TO THE LONE STAR STATE FOR A FULL WEEK OF SHOWS
Host Andy Cohen Welcomes Guests Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Rogen, Gabriel Mann, House Band Betty Who and More
NEW YORK - February 28, 2014 - Bravo Media's "Watch What Happens Live," hosted by Andy Cohen, returns to the 21st Annual SXSW(R) Interactive Festival for five shows airing Sunday, March 9 through Thursday, March 13 at 11pm ET/PT, with Ballet Austin Academy serving as the show's temporary "roadhouse" while down in Texas. This marks the second consecutive year that "Watch What Happens Live" has taken its show on the road to showcase the festival in Austin. To attend a taping of "Watch What Happens Live," go to: www.bravotv.com/sxsw
Guests for the week include Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Brandi Glanville, Sonja Morgan, Gabriel Mann, with this year's house band, Betty Who, performing some of her hits all week long including "Somebody Loves You." Behind the bar Cohen welcomes local favorites such as "Top Chef" winner and Austin's own Paul Qui, and Austin strippers from Sugar's Cabaret.
Ballet Austin Academy, which is one of the largest Ballet schools in the United States, will be the show's home away from home. "We are extremely fortunate to have Ballet Austin Academy serve as our 'roadhouse' for the week," says Executive Producer Deirdre Connolly. "To go from a 22 person studio in New York City to a 150 person amphitheater in Austin, will definitely add to the excitement and energy of the show."
Australian-born singer-songwriter, Betty Who, will headline the week as the show's house band. Praised by critics and audiences from across the mainstream and indie spectrums, Betty Who bridges past and future music trends; mixing classic synthpop production with her uniquely modern singing and songwriting voice. Her latest EP, titled "Slow Dancing," will be released on April 8.
"Betty Who is a multigenerational pop goddess," says Andy Cohen. "I am thrilled she's going to provide the soundtrack for a week of unforgettable shows."
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