Krewe of Orpheus is leaning into its 90s roots for its 30th anniversary on Monday, February 20. The 2023 parade will be led by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Darren Criss ("Glee," “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story") and international pop idol Joey Fatone as monarchs. Joining Criss and *NSYNC's Fatone are boy band favorites Erik-Michael Estrada of O-Town, Jamie Jones of All-4-One, Ryan Cabrera, and 98 Degrees members Jeff Timmons, Drew Lachey and Justin Jeffre.
"The Krewe of Orpheus is well-known across the world for our celebrity monarchs and impressive Orpheuscapade entertainment lineup," said captain Sonny Borey in a statement. "Our 2023 monarchs include legends of music, film, and television that could only be brought together on Lundi Gras evening."
"Dark Dictums of Childhood" will roll Uptown at 6 p.m. with 42 floats, 1,500 members, and 30 marching units and end at the Ernst N. Morial Convention Center for Orpheuscapade, which is open to the public (tickets can be purchased here). The 90s stars will perform their greatest hits alongside Orpheus favorite Party Crashers and local favorites The Mixed Nuts, Sugar Shaker, and more.
Harry Connick, Jr. and his father, Harry Connick, Sr. helped found the Krewe in 1993 and have included many celebrity monarchs including Fats Domino, Quentin Tarantino, Sandra Bullock, Glenn Close, Whoopi Goldberg, Stevie Wonder, and Laurence Fishburne.
Visit kreweoforpheus.com for more information.