This summer, the fun starts on Wednesday night! Come laugh your (BODY PART)______ off as Brenda Braxton presents Villain: DeBlanks. Created by Billy Mitchell, this Time Out NY Critics’ Pick is the uproarious improvisational comedy where the cast says words you put in their mouths. The audience provides nouns, adjectives, verbs, etc., 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,” and it’s never the same show twice!
A portion of proceeds from each show will benefit Lambda Legal.
"The weirder (and dirtier) the suggestions are, the funnier the show becomes!" -Adam Feldman, Time Out NY
This week stars the unstoppably witty Brenda Braxton (Chicago, Tony-nominee for Smokey Joe's Cafe), Tony-winning and fearlessly fabulous, Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden, HBO's Girls), dashing leading man Bradley Dean (A Little Night Music, The Last Ship), multi-talented midwesterner Max Chernin (Bright Star, Sunday in the Park with George), comedic powerhouse Tracey B. Wilson (Trew Calling, Late Night with David Letterman), and multi-award winning composer/lyricist Bobby Cronin (Mary & Max, The Concrete Jungle).
This week stars our hysterical dynamo Brenda Braxton (Chicago, Tony-nominee for Smokey Joe's Cafe), in-demand funnyman Trent Armand Kendall (Into the Woods, Bat-Boy), Brooklyn-born sensation Capathia Jenkins (The Wiz Live on NBC, Disney's Newsies), Tony-winning producer and entertainment pantologist Hugh Hysell (Perfect Crime, Big Gay Italian Wedding), the marvelously unpredictable Jeanne Montano (Cats, Forbidden Broadway), and original DeBlanks cast member Benjamin Holmes (The Pillowman, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest).
This week stars Tony-nominated phenomenon Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe's Cafe, Chicago), Broadway caricaturist Justin 'Squigs' Robertson (The Lights of Broadway Show Cards, Paper Mill Playhouse's Can-Can), songstress, actress and whistler Lauren Elder (Hair, Sideshow), composer/performer and head comedy writer for the Celebrity Roast of Michael Musto, Erik Ransom (GRINDR The Opera, Happy Yummy Chicken), featured BuzzFeed comedian Maureen Toomey (Bragging Rights, Up Above and All Around), and award-winning actor and featured extra in Step Up 3D, Mateo Moreno (City of Glass, Fix Number Six).
This week our divine diva Brenda Braxton (Chicago, Tony-nominee for Smokey Joe's Cafe), is joined by the savory silliness of Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock, Phineas and Ferb), captivating actress and award-winning playwright Sandy Rustin (FOUND, Modern Orthodox), the capricious antics of Doug Plaut (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, "Master Harold"...and the Boys), Etsy-empress Erin Flanagan (original DeBlanks cast member), and, host of the entertainment website "Call Me Adam," the inimitable Adam Rothenberg.
This week stars the wild and wonderful LaVon Fisher-Wilson (Chicago, Newsies), the ingeniously cunning Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music, Once Upon A Mattress), co-creator of The Skivvies: the always provocative Lauren Molina (Rock of Ages, Yale Rep's Assassins), theater author and afficionado Peter Filichia (Let's Put on a Musical!, Adam's Gifts), quick-witted comedian and writer Allison Castillo (Filthy Gorgeous, Bridgetown Comedy Festival), and Lambda Legal's Fair Courts Project Director, the delightfully dapper Eric Lesh (Attorney).
This week's cast stars Tony-wining actress -- and amazing human -- Randy Graff (City of Angels, Broadway's original Fantine in Les Misérables), the jocund hijinks of Max Crumm (Disaster!, Grease), saucy siren of stage and screen Maddie Cornman (Next Fall, Some Kind of Wonderful), co-creator of The Skivvies and star innumerable productions of Buyer & Cellar, Nick Cearley (Little Shop of Horrors, Pageant), award-winning actress and brilliant force of nature Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy (Richard III, The Truth Quotient), and the effervescently fabulous Eddie Cooper (Encores! Little Shop of Horrors, Banshee on Cinimax).
This week we have the fabulously versatile Molly Ranson (Larry David's Fish in the Dark, MCC's Carrie), joined by the outrageous wit of Bernard Dotson (MAC Award nominee, veteran of 6 Broadway shows), the sassy CEO of Broadway Babysitters, Jen Malenke (Into the Woods, The Power of Music - with Josh Groban), the ruggedly riotous BJ Gruber (Broad City, 50 Shades! the musical parody), and a priceless pair of whimsical midwesterners Bridget Dunn and Mark Dunn (original DeBlanks cast members).
Our first-ever all-female cast! This week stars our favorite femme fatale Brenda Braxton (Chicago, Tony-nominee for Smokey Joe's Cafe), deviant downtown darling Molly Pope (FOUND, A Star is Born), the uncommonly comical Julie Kavanagh (Hairspray, The Drowsy Chaperone), the preposterously playful Marissa Rosen (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, My Big Gay Italian Wedding), the megawatt mirth of Laura Yoder Witt (Good Catch Comedy, 50 Shades! the musical parody), and, currently a marvelous manager at Samuel French, the clever Courtney Kochuba (Bartholomew Fair NJ, The Importance of Being Earnest).
Our ninth Wednesday night of nonsense stars the dynamically droll Brenda Braxton (Chicago, Tony-nominee for Smokey Joe's Cafe), nightclub and cabaret luminary Billy Stritch (Steppin’ Out At Radio City, 42nd Street), wizard of whimsy Jessica Vosk (Wicked, Fiddler on the Roof), Broadway comedy treasure Micah Stock (The Front Page, Tony-nominee for It's Only A Play), the sizzling and sassy Zonya Love Johnson (This One Girl's Story, Dreamgirls), and the singularly unorthodox Todd Buonopane (Cinderella, Encores! The New Yorkers).