Lauren Molina to Make a Killer Appearance in the August 9 Villain: DeBlanks

Off-Broadway News   Lauren Molina to Make a Killer Appearance in the August 9 Villain: DeBlanks
The Green Room 42 is hosting the Wednesday night summer series of murder mystery comedy shows.
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Lauren Molina, a featured performer in Broadway’s Rock of Ages and Sweeney Todd, and half of the cabaret duo The Skivvies, will take part in the August 9 performance of the audience-participation murder-mystery show Villain: DeBlanks, which runs each Wednesday at The Green Room 42 nightspot in Manhattan.

Described by creator Billy Mitchell as “Clue meets adult Mad Libs,” Villain: DeBlanks asks the audience to provides nouns, adjectives, verbs, etc., to tell the story of Philip DeBlanks’ untimely demise. The performers act out the resulting script.

The series has a rotating cast that changes weekly.

Guests for the August 9 show: Molina, Eddie Cooper (Encores! Assassins), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Sweet Charity, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), Stephen Wallem (Nurse Jackie), Eddie Capuano (Big Gay Italian Wedding), and Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy (Richard III).

Guests for the August 16 show: Molly Ranson (Fish in the Dark), Bernard Dotson (Finian’s Rainbow), Jen Malenke (Into the Woods), BJ Gruber (50 Shades!), (The Dudley's), and Rob Morrison (Nickelodeon’s Sunny Day).

Casts for subsequent shows through August 30 can be found here.

Tony-nominated dancer-singer-choreographer Brenda Braxton, who hosts and co-stars in most of the Villain DeBlanks shows, told Playbill that a portion of the proceeds will go to Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund. Besides which, she said, “The show is great fun for a good cause!”

Tickets for the 8:30 PM show cost $20–$25 (no drink minimum), and can be ordered at The Green Room 42 is located at Yotel, 570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street, fourth floor.

Braxton was a special guest performer on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruise to the Italian Riviera. Cabins are available for Broadway on the Danube River with Michael Feinstein for November 3-13, 2017, also featuring Julia Murney, Christopher Fitzgerald, Marc Kudisch, Christopher Sieber, Brandon Uranowitz, and Rudetsky, as well as other exciting talent to be announced.

Tickets are also now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas July 2018 cruise to Iceland, accompanied by Judy Kuhn, Christine Ebersole, Rob McClure, Jarrod Spector, Carmen Cusack, and Sierra Boggess. Visit for booking and information.


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