"Ugly Betty," "Scrubs" and "Dexter" Stars Ready to Battle in LAB's "Celebrity Charades"

News   "Ugly Betty," "Scrubs" and "Dexter" Stars Ready to Battle in LAB's "Celebrity Charades" LAByrinth Theater Company will present its annual "Celebrity Charades: We Will Rock You" benefit, featuring a host of stage and screen stars, Oct. 20.

Artistic director John Ortiz, along with co-artistic directors Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Gould Rubin invite friends and fans to watch "'The Battle of the Bands,' as four teams of celebrities thrash it out for 90 minutes in three fearless sets of speed-charades," according to an announcement.

Eric Bogosian (The Last Days of Judas Iscariot) will preside over the Charades, while between games John Patrick Shanley (Doubt) will host a live auction.

Hoffman and Ortiz will be joined by a starry roster of names, including LAB Members Ana Ortiz ("Ugly Betty"), Judy Reyes ("Scrubs"), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent), Yul Vázquez ("American Gangster") and David Zayas ("Dexter") with celebrity guests Rachel Dratch ("Saturday Night Live"), Richard Kind ("Spin City"), Aasif Mandvi ("The Daily Show") and Christopher Meloni ("Law & Order: SVU"). (All players subject to availability.)

The evening also honors Carole Shorenstein Hays with The Dave Hogue Award. The prize — presented for "artistic courage and outstanding dedication to LAByrinth Theater Company" — has previously been bestowed upon Daryl Roth, Ira Pittelman, Madonna, Bennington College and George C. Wolfe.

All proceeds from this event will support LAB's 17th season. Tickets and tables are available via e-mail at charades@LABtheater.org or by phone at (212) 513-1014. The "Celebrity Charades" event will take place at Terminal 5 (610 West 56th Street, at 11th Avenue). For more information visit labtheater.org.

The 2007 charades with Julianna Margulies (performing), Rachel Dratch, Andie MacDowell, Cynthia Rowley, Bobby Cannavale, Joanne Smith and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The 2007 charades with Julianna Margulies (performing), Rachel Dratch, Andie MacDowell, Cynthia Rowley, Bobby Cannavale, Joanne Smith and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Photo by Monique Carboni