Editor’s note: This article was originally published February 28, 2014
Well-known local chef Paul Qui and strippers from Sugar’s Cabaret – yes, really – are among the guests slated to appear on Bravo’s "Watch What Happens Live" when the show heads to Austin during South by Southwest.
Confirmed celebrity guests include Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Brandi Glanville, Sonja Morgan and Gabriel Mann. ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel, who is also bringing his show to Austin during SXSW, is set to make an appearance, too.
Five episodes of the show, hosted by Andy Cohen, will originate from the Ballet Austin Academy in downtown Austin March 9-13.
"We’re extremely fortunate to have Ballet Austin Academy serve as our ‘roadhouse’ for the week," "Watch What Happens Live" executive producer Deirdre Connolly said. "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 serve as the show’s house band throughout the week.
"Betty Who is a multigenerational pop goddess," Cohen said. "I’m thrilled she’s going to provide the soundtrack for a week of unforgettable shows."
To apply for tickets to see "Watch What Happens Live" in Austin, head to bravotv.com/sxsw.