Andrew Rannells to Take to the Stage in Political Cabaret | Playbill

News Andrew Rannells to Take to the Stage in Political Cabaret The Book of Mormon and "Girls" star Andrew Rannells, who also was featured in the title role in Hedwig on Broadway last year, will join the cabaret troupe The Citizens Band for a one-night-only concert at Irving Plaza in New York on May 14.

Andrew Rannells
Andrew Rannells

Other celebrity guests set to be featured at the event include Lea DeLaria from "Orange is the New Black" and Meredith Graves from music group "Perfect Pussy."

Produced by Linda Carbone, The Citizens are a politically savvy cabaret group, channeling today's political anxiety into popular entertainment. In the lead-up to the 2016 election cycle, their newest show at Irving Plaza, Political Theater, is an exploration of social justice which will focus on significant issues like reproductive rights, police brutality, gender and race discrimination and immigration policy.

The troupe's previous shows include Je T'aime, Scumbag staged in a Brooklyn Warehouse. They have received support from the likes of celebrity guest artists Maggie Gyllenhaal, Zooey Deschanel, Cyndi Lauper, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Alia Shawkat and Julia Stiles.

The Citizens Band includes performers Karen Elson, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Rain Phoenix, Ian Buchanan, Rachelle Garniez, Michael Cavadias, Adam Crystal, Mark McAdam, Paul Cantelon, Dave Lebleu, Turner Cody, Angela McCluskey, Amy Miles, Jon Natchez, Ronin and Leah Siegel.

For more information on The Citizens Band and to watch clips from previous shows visit thecitizensband. To purchase tickets visit Irving Plaza is located at 17 Irving Pl, New York. 

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