Pinkins, Gandolfini, Neuwirth, Hoffman Set for "Celebrity Charades" Rematch, Sept. 27

News   Pinkins, Gandolfini, Neuwirth, Hoffman Set for "Celebrity Charades" Rematch, Sept. 27 It was a battle without words that left artistic directors Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Ortiz on top. Now, the LAByrinth Theatre Company members and more return for "Celebrity Charades: The Rematch at The Roxy," Sept. 27.

The second annual LAB benefit will also honor George C. Wolfe with The Dave Hoghe Award for "his artistic courage and outstanding dedication to LAByrinth Theater Company."

The event will feature "The Fearless Challengers" — Bob Balaban, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Dinklage, James Gandolfini, Marcia Gay Harden, Rosie Perez, Tonya Pinkins and David Zayas — miming their best versus "The Reigning Champions" — Kristen Johnston, Bebe Neuwirth, Brett Ratner, Cynthia Rowley, Maya Rudolph, Yul Vazquez, Hoffman, Ortiz and George C. Wolfe.

Last year, the troupe presented Madonna with the inaugural Dave Hoghe Award. The songstress helped LAByrinth bring its production of Jesus Hopped the A Train to London's West End in 2002.

THE LAByrinth Theater Company began in 1992 when 13 actors joined forces to form a place to work. The company has since garnered acclaim for its stagings of Stephen Adly Guirgis' works Jesus Hopped the A Train and Our Lady of 121st Street. The company, as last season, is in residence at the Public Theater.

For more information on the company, visit www.labtheater.org. The benefit evening with "Celebrity Charades" is scheduled to start with a VIP reception at 6:30 PM at The Roxy, 515 West 18 Street. Tickets are available by calling (212) 279-4200.