Will @Actor_Friend, Author of "#SOBLESSED," Appear at @54Below?

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08 Jul 2014

The essence of Twitter account Annoying Actor Friend (@Actor_Friend), who provides a satirical look at what it's like to survive as a working New York actor, will come to 54 Below for a concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Sept. 20.

The 11 PM concert will feature performances by Kyle Dean Massey (Pippin), Paige Faure (Cinderella), Lesli Margherita (Matilda), Nic Rouleau (The Book of Mormon), Keala Settle (Les Misérables) and more.

@Actor_Friend @54_Below, according to 54 Below, "will be nothing short of the type of experience you would expect from Annoying Actor Friend. Complete with liver-murdering drinking games, profanity, hashtags, and maybe even a few 'Smash' jokes, this event is sure to embody the essence you've grown to love or hate — but it won’t matter anyway because you'll be so wasted you won't remember a thing the next morning… We're not going to say @Actor_Friend will be there, but we're not NOT going to say @Actor_Friend is going to be there. #blessed"

Annoying Actor Friend began as a parody Twitter account (@Actor_Friend) spoofing social media behavior and later went on to publish "#SOBLESSED," a satirical tell-all describing the life of the modern-day actor in New York City. "#SOBLESSED" became the Amazon #1 best-selling theatre book on its first day of sale.

The evening will be inspired by "#SOBLESSED" and promises performances and stories associated with experiences in college, pounding the pavement, on tour, Broadway and on unemployment.



"The Broadway community has embraced this social media experiment with grace, and I would love nothing more than to give back by throwing a big-ass party benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS," Actor Friend told Playbill.com via email. "The vision for the concert is a master class/audition set in a drinking game. It's the book on stage, as told through the individual experiences of the various incredible performers in the concert. At this moment, I can neither confirm nor deny that I will be there, but more exciting announcements are soon to follow regarding another purpose for this event."

54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. For more information and tickets, visit 54Below.com. For more information on "#SOBLESSED," visit AnnoyingActorFriend.com or click here. For other theatrical merchandise, visit the Playbill Store.