Lesli Margherita, Jim Newman & More Sign on for VILLAIN: DEBLANKS on 2/7

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Each one's a guilty pleasure! The February 7 cast for the new comedy-improv phenomenon "Villain: DeBlanks" is just as dangerously funny as the previous line-ups. Audiences will be shown the evidence onSunday February 7, at 7:30pm at The Triad, 158 West 72nd Street. The series plays the first Sunday of the month through April 3, 2016.

The February 7 cast includes the salty-tongued Olivier winner Lesli Margherita ("Matilda," "Dames at Sea"); trigger-happy Jim Newman (The Village People's Cowboy, "Hands on a Hardbody"); the illegally redheaded Kate Wetherhead ("Clever Little Lies," co-creator of "Submissions Only"); the painfully funny Trent Armand Kendall ("Bat Boy," "Into the Woods"); the yes-I'm-gorgeous Hank Morris (Or So the Story Goes web series, Something in the Way music video), and the spaghetti and goofballs champ Eddie Capuano ("My Big Gay Italian Wedding," "Incongruence").

Gamely throwing herself into the mix will be social media maven Laura Heywood (@BroadwayGirlNYC).

Created by the writer/director Billy Mitchell and presented by Brenda Braxton, "Villain: DeBlanks" invites comic stage actors to throw caution to the wind as words and concepts chosen by the audience wreak havoc on the story of Philip DeBlanks' untimely demise. A mash-up of "Clue," "Mad Libs" and "Whose Line Is it Anyway?" the Time Out NY Critics' Pick has been called a "rib-tickling theatrical confection" bybroadwayworld.com, and hailed as "off-the-hook inclusive comedy" by KABC-LA.

Among those already having appeared in the six-month residency at The Triad (which began November 1) are the Tony winner Daisy Eagan; Tony nominees Geneva Carr and Keala Settle; Upright Citizens Brigade comedy soldier Jeff Hiller, as well as audience favorites Ann Harada, Nick Cearley and Hunter Ryan Herdlicka. Scheduled for future shows are Marc Kudisch, Lauren Molina, Alysha Umphress and Randy Graff.
Upcoming special media guests include the NY Post's Michael Riedel; NY 1 News Culture Reporter Stephanie Simon. Past media guests have included Today in New York theater contributor Steve Schonberg, Theater World Awards honcho Peter Filichia, and blogger Patrick Hinds.

A portion of the hard-earned proceeds benefit the Humane Society of New York. The shows are presented in association with R. Erin Craig and La Vie Productions.

Upcoming performances are Sundays February 7, March 6 and April 3, all at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25, and there is a two-drink minimum. For tickets and information, visit www.villaindeblanks.com

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos



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