Rubin-Vega, Wendt, Cannavale, Plimpton, Crudup and More Set for LAB's "Celebrity Charades"

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Daphne Rubin-Vega, George Wendt, Bobby Cannavale, Martha Plimpton, Billy Crudup and more are scheduled to take part in the LAByrinth Theater Company's fifth annual "Celebrity Charades" benefit.

DKNY, GQ and Stella Artois serve as sponsors for the Oct. 29 event — this year subtitled "The Battle of Good vs. Evil" — to play at New York City's St. Paul's Hall.

Artistic director John Ortiz, along with co-artistic directors Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Gould Rubin (also serves as executive director), invite friends and fans to "watch four celebrity teams battle for victory in a hilarious speed charades competition," according to an announcement.

Hoffman and Ortiz will be joined by a starry roster of names including Bob Balaban, Bobby Cannavale, Billy Crudup, Rachel Dratch, Noah Emmerich, Richard Kind, Julianna Margulies, Christopher Meloni, Tim Blake Nelson, Martha Plimpton, Cynthia Rowley, Daphne Rubin-Vega, George Wendt and George C. Wolfe. More players will be announced.

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

To revisit the results from last year's event — featuring such stars as Gina Gershon, Sam Rockwell, Justin Theroux and Robin Williams — visit's recap of the benefit. All proceeds from this event will support LAB's current season. The troupe currently presents Bob Glaudini's A View from 151st Street and will continue with Brett C. Leonard's Unconditional (directed by Mark Wing-Davey) and Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Little Flower of East Orange (directed by Hoffman). The company will also present developmental runs of Rebecca Cohen's Penalties & Interest and Scott Hudson's Sweet Storm during its 16th season.

For tickets to the "Celebrity Charades" event at St. Paul's Hall (Columbus Avenue at 60th Street), call (212) 513-1014 or email For more information visit

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