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BRENDA BRAXTON PRESENTS VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Extends Through DecemberBRENDA BRAXTON PRESENTS VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Extends Through December
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Wednesday nights will continue to be the best night for laughs, Broadway stars, and shenanigans. 'Brenda Braxton presents Villain: DeBlanks' extends its weekly residency at The Green Room 42 through December 27. (more...)

VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Returns this Wednesday with Stephen Wallem, Lauren Molina and More!VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Returns this Wednesday with Stephen Wallem, Lauren Molina and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The summer fun continues this Wednesday night with Stephen Wallem, Lauren Molina, and more -- and it keeps getting funnier with Molly Ranson & Bernard Dotson (Aug 16), Brenda Braxton & Molly Pope (Aug 23), Billy Stritch & Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Aug 30), and dozens other fun folks, as the weekly series continues. (more...)

Geneva Carr, Max Crumm, Randy Graff and More to Appear in VILLIAN: DEBLANKS Weekly RunGeneva Carr, Max Crumm, Randy Graff and More to Appear in VILLIAN: DEBLANKS Weekly Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

This summer, the fun is happening on Wednesday nights -- and it keeps getting funnier with Geneva Carr (July 19), Randy Graff & Max Crumm (August 9), Molly Ranson (August 16) and more, as the weekly series continues. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lincoln Center Theater Celebrates Opening Night of Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINEPhoto Coverage: Lincoln Center Theater Celebrates Opening Night of Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 11, 2017

Tasha Lawrence, Morocco Omari, Karen Pittman, Namir Smallwood, Jaime Lincoln Smith, and Heather Velazquez are featured in Lincoln Center Theater's production of Pipeline, a new play by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, which opened just last night, July 10, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).  (more...)

Amy Spanger and Molly Ranson join Line-Up of Weekly Comedy VILLAIN: DEBLANKSAmy Spanger and Molly Ranson join Line-Up of Weekly Comedy VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

This summer, the fun happens on Wednesday nights -- and it just got funnier with Amy Spanger (July 19) and Molly Ranson (August 16) joining the line-up! (more...)

Photo Flash: Bebe Neuwirth Honored with Helen Hayes Award at The PlayersPhoto Flash: Bebe Neuwirth Honored with Helen Hayes Award at The Players
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth, the legendary actress, singer, and dancer whose extraordinary success spans theatre, television, and film, was honored with the The Players Helen Hayes Award on June 19th. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Notable Stage Artists Join Planet Connections' PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSENotable Stage Artists Join Planet Connections' PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

A notable company of stage artists join a powerhouse team of playwrights and directors for Planet Connections' Playwrights for a Cause, Sunday, July 23, 2017 (more...)

BWW Recap: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Makes a Macaron Murderer with ACLU BenefitBWW Recap: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Makes a Macaron Murderer with ACLU Benefit
by Troy Frisby - Jun 9, 2017

What do you get when you cross Mad Libs with Clue, add a group of theatre vets, and sprinkle in a dash of philanthropy? Why, it must be VILLAIN: DEBLANKS! The comedy event, held at Feinstein's/54 Below, served as a benefit for the ACLU, with Billy Mitchell, who wrote the skeleton script for the show, serving as the night's emcee. (more...)

Photo Flash: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Performs Encore Benefit for ACLUPhoto Flash: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Performs Encore Benefit for ACLU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

297965After a sold out performance in March, Villain: DeBlanks revisited Feinstein's/54 Below with an encore benefit to support the ACLU. Starring Bebe Neuwirth, Tony Sheldon, Brenda Braxton, Stephen Wallem, Dale Soules and Ben Rimalower, the event on May 31 was full of hijnks and shenanigans -- supporting a great cause. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth to Receive Helen Hayes Award from The PlayersBebe Neuwirth to Receive Helen Hayes Award from The Players
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth, the legendary actress, singer, and dancer whose extraordinary success spans theatre, television, and film, will receive the The Players Helen Hayes Award on June 19th. (more...)

VILLAIN: DEBLANKS to Bring Laughs Weekly to The Green Room 42 This SummerVILLAIN: DEBLANKS to Bring Laughs Weekly to The Green Room 42 This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

This summer, the fun starts on Wednesday nights! Beginning June 21, audience favorite Villain: DeBlanks will be (VERB)_____-ing midtown at the Yotel hotel, with a different cast each week. (more...)

Photo Flash: CABARET CARES Sets New Record at Annual GalaPhoto Flash: CABARET CARES Sets New Record at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

On May 21st Cabaret Cares concluded with the annual Cabaret Cares Gala evening at The Metropolitan Room. After 9 months of cabaret shows, Cabaret Cares - the main fundraising event for Help Is On The Way Today, a non-for-profit organization that helps and assists children living with HIV And AIDS in New York City - ended with successful gala evening. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)

Broadway's Brenda Braxton Releases THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF STAGE ETIQUETTEBroadway's Brenda Braxton Releases THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF STAGE ETIQUETTE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Tony nominated Broadway actress and entrepreneur Brenda Braxton will celebrate the release of her first self-published title, The Little Black Book of Back Stage Etiquette, with a book signing at the Metropolitan Room (34 W. 22nd Street, NYC) on June 6th, 2017 from 2pm-5 pm. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth, Tony Sheldon, Brenda Braxton Star in Comedy Benefit for ACLU at Feinstein's/54 BelowBebe Neuwirth, Tony Sheldon, Brenda Braxton Star in Comedy Benefit for ACLU at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

After a sold-out benefit performance in March, audience-favorite 'Villain: DeBlanks' is back for another round of shenanigans on May 31, with 100% of proceeds going to the ACLU!  (more...)

Connecticut Premiere of TRAV'LIN Opens this WeekendConnecticut Premiere of TRAV'LIN Opens this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Connecticut premiere of Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical opens this weekend at Waterbury's Seven Angels Theatre, following productions at Houston's Ensemble Theatre and Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre, and development in Washington, D.C. and New York City, including a sold-out run at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF).  Performances being Thursday, May 11, Official Opening is Saturday, May 13, and the show runs through Sunday, June 11, 2017. (more...)

Brenda Braxton, Anita Gillette and More Slated for CABARET CARES GalaBrenda Braxton, Anita Gillette and More Slated for CABARET CARES Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Joseph Macchia, founder of Help Is on The Way Today, has announced the cast list and menu for Cabaret Cares' May 21st Annual Gala at Metropolitan Room. (more...)

THE Q Returns with Tony Nominee Brenda Braxton and Singer Aaron PaulTHE Q Returns with Tony Nominee Brenda Braxton and Singer Aaron Paul
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

The Q Returns on May 18th with a new time and new location. Thomas Dieter, Joseph Macchia and Shawn Moninger welcome back guest host Billy Likken. (more...)

TRAV'LIN Musical to Make Connecticut Debut at Seven Angels TheatreTRAV'LIN Musical to Make Connecticut Debut at Seven Angels Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Following productions at Houston's Ensemble Theatre and Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre, and development in New York City and Washington, D.C., including a sold-out run at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical receives its Connecticut Premiere at Waterbury's Seven Angels Theatre, beginning Thursday, May 11, 2017. Opening Night is Saturday, May 13, and the show runs through Sunday, June 11, 2017. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Cabaret on the Hudson Series continues on April 9 at the Irvington Town Hall Theater. (more...)

BWW Interview: Billy Mitchell Talks VILLAIN: DEBLANKSBWW Interview: Billy Mitchell Talks VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
by David Clarke - Mar 22, 2017

Billy Mitchell's hilarious VILLAIN: DEBLANKS makes a triumphant New York City return tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below. Tonight's sold out show features Kathleen Turner, Morena Baccarin, Lesli Margherita, Michael Potts, Maulik Pancholy, and Micah Stock and will benefit New York Civil Liberties Union. (more...)

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