Amy Spanger and Hunter Ryan Herdlicka Up Next at July 19 NYC Villain: DeBlanks | Playbill

Benefits and Galas Amy Spanger and Hunter Ryan Herdlicka Up Next at July 19 NYC Villain: DeBlanks Green Room 42 hosts the Wednesday night murder mystery series with a rotating cast.
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Broadway’s Amy Spanger, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, and Peter Filichia are among guests planned for the July 19 edition of the audience-participation murder-mystery show Villain: DeBlanks, running each Wednesday at The Green Room 42 nightspot in Manhattan.

Spanger (The Wedding Singer, Matilda), Herdlicka (A Little Night Music, Once Upon A Mattress), and Filichia (Let's Put on a Musical!, Adam's Gifts), will be joined by Geneva Carr (Hand to God), comedian Allison Castillo, and attorney Eric Lesh.

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 July 26 show include Tony Award winner Randy Graff (City of Angels, Broadway's original Fantine in Les Misérables), and actors Nick Cearley and Maddie Cornman.

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

The summertime series was organized by Tony-nominated dancer-singer-choreographer Brenda Braxton, who 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 $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 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 with Michael Feinstein for November 2017, also featuring Carmen Cusack, Julia Murney, Christopher Fitzgerald, Marc Kudisch, Christopher Sieber, Brandon Uranowitz, and Rudetsky, as well as other exciting talent to be announced. Visit for booking and information.


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