Bebe Neuwirth, Tony Sheldon, Brenda Braxton Plan Comedy Night for Your Rights

Benefits and Galas   Bebe Neuwirth, Tony Sheldon, Brenda Braxton Plan Comedy Night for Your Rights
Second performance of Villain: DeBlanks set as ACLU fundraiser in NYC May 31.
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Bebe Neuwirth, Tony Sheldon, Brenda Braxton, and Dale Soules ares scheduled to take part in Villain: DeBlanks, a May 31 comedy show to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union, a follow-up to a sold-out March performance designed to aid the organization that works to protect rights and liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and other U.S. laws.

The one-night-only event at Feinstein’s/54 Below cabaret in Manhattan will feature performances by two-time Tony winner and two-time Emmy winner Bebe Neuwirth (Madam Secretary, Chicago); Tony nominees Brenda Braxton (Chicago, Smash), Tony Sheldon (Amélie, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert); actor Dale Soules (Hands on a Hardbody, Orange Is the New Black, The Magic Show); cabaret artist Ben Rimalower (Patti Issues, Bad With Money); and comedian Stephen Wallem (Nurse Jackie).

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.

Tickets for the 9:30 PM show cost $25–$60, plus a $25 food/beverage minimum, and can be ordered at After 4 PM on the day of performance, tickets are available only by calling (646) 476-3551.

Braxton was a special guest performer on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruise to the Italian Riviera. Cabins are available for Playbill’s Rhine River cruise in August 2017, featuring Seth Rudetsky, Andréa Burns, Faith Prince, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d’Amboise, and Santino Fontana. Playbill Travel is now also booking Broadway on the Danube River for November 2017, with Carmen Cusack, Christopher Fitzgerald, Marc Kudisch, Julia Murney, Christopher Sieber, Brandon Uranowitz, and Seth Rudetsky, as well as other exciting talent to be announced. Visit for booking and information.


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