Brenda Braxton and More Set for VILLAIN: DEBLANKS BC/EFA Benefit at 54 Below Tonight
54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a special performance of Villain: DeBlanks, a fill-in-the-blanks whodunnit, at 9:30 pm tonight, August 4, to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Laugh your (BODY PART)_____ off at this one-night-only benefit show starring Tony-nominee Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe's Café, Chicago), Kingsley Leggs (Sister Act, The Color Purple), Angela Robinson (OWN Network's The Haves and the Have Nots, The Color Purple), Trent Armand Kendall (Bat-Boy, Five Guys Named Moe - West End), Carly Hughes (Pippin, Chicago), and Bernard Dotson (Finian's Rainbow, Chicago).
A Time Out NY Critics' Pick written by Billy Mitchell, Villain: DeBlanks is an uproarious improvisational comedy where the cast says words you put in their mouths! The audience provides nouns, adjectives, and verbs (the wilder, the better), and the actors provide the laughs -uncensored and unrehearsed-as they enact the story of Philip DeBlanks' untimely demise. It's "Clue" meets adult "Mad Libs," performed by some of the funniest people in show biz. Like a ride to summer camp in the back of a station wagon, this hilarious performance will be ridiculously one-of-a-kind.
Villain: DeBlanks plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on August 4 at 9:30 pm. Doors open 8:45pm. There is a $25/$35/$65 cover charge and $25 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.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $250 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
Broadway Cares awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic.
For more information, please visit Broadway Cares online at broadwaycares.org, on Facebook at facebook.com/BCEFA, on Twitter at twitter.com/BCEFA, on YouTube at youtube.com/BCEFAtv and on Instagram at instagram.com/BCEFA.
54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, is the new performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, 54 BELOW is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. Located at 254 West 54th Street, 54 BELOW features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$95.