Rent's Anthony Rapp to Host "Bingo Night" Benefit for Edge Theater Company

News   Rent's Anthony Rapp to Host "Bingo Night" Benefit for Edge Theater Company Former Rent star Anthony Rapp will host a benefit for the Edge Theater Company March 29.
Anthony Rapp
Anthony Rapp

The second annual "Bingo Night" will begin at 7:30 PM at Our Lady of Pompeii Church. The evening will boast celebrity bingo callers and live musical performances by Dawn Landes, Bottomside, Brendan James and King Kong. Bingo players will have the chance to win such prizes as a Sony Playstation 2, MP3 and DVD players, tickets to Broadway shows and the New York City Ballet as well as gifts from HBO, HMV, Harper Collins and The Magnolia Bakery. The Edge Theater Company was founded in 2001 and is dedicated to "producing new plays and translations and giving emerging artists the opportunity to work in a fully supportive environment." Beginning March 31, the company will present, in repertory, Adam Rapp's Blackbird and Ann Marie Healy's Now That's What I Call a Storm. The plays will be mounted at the Blue Heron Arts Center, 123 West 24th Street; call (212) 868-4444 for tickets.

Actor Anthony Rapp created the role of Mark Cohen in the Broadway and London productions of Rent. His other theatrical credits include You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Precious Sons; Six Degrees of Separation; Bright Lights, Big City; Raised in Captivity; Trafficking in Broken Hearts; Youth Is Wasted; Sophistry; and The Destiny of Me. Rapp's film credits feature roles in "A Beautiful Mind," "Adventures in Babysitting," "School Ties," "Dazed and Confused" and "Six Degrees of Separation."

The March 29 benefit will be held at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 25 Carmine Street at Bleeker. There is a $20 admission charge, which includes one free Bingo card. Doors open at 7 PM.

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