Lena Hall, Barrett Foa, Justin Guarini & More Join VILLIAN: DEBLANKS BC/EFA Benefit Series at 54 Below
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents three benefit performances of "Villain: DeBlanks," a fill-in-the-blanks whodunnit, at 11:30 pm on July 24, July 31, and August 7. The performances will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Written by Billy Mitchell, "Villain: DeBlanks" is a late-night fundraiser where the cast needs the audience as much as the audience loves the cast.
Among those scheduled to appear are 2014 Tony Award winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), stage and TV star Barrett Foa (Buyer & Cellar, CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles), American Idol finalist Justin Guarini (Wicked), Olivier Award-winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda the Musical), Broadway legend Nancy Opel (Rodgers+Hammerstein's Cinderella), drag legend Hedda Lettuce, Time Out New York's man-about-town Adam Feldman, Sirius XM host Julie James and an array of other hysterical entertainers.
"Good news: Phillip DeBlanks is dead! He was a villain, a scoundrel and a lousy dancer. Or was he? Is it possible Phillip DeBlanks was framed by one of his circle of friends?"
The audience provides nouns, verbs, adjectives, desserts and body parts, and the actors provide the laughs - uncensored and unrehearsed - as the cast enacts the story using the words put in their mouths. It's "Clue" meets adult "Mad Libs," performed by some of the funniest people in New York.
Like a ride to summer camp in the back of a station wagon, each hilarious performance will be ridiculously one-of-a-kind, and, best of all, the proceeds benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Performers subject to change.
Villain: DeBlanks plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on July 24, July 31 and August 7 at 11:30 pm. There is a $10-$30 cover charge and $20 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4 pm are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.