24 Hour Plays on Broadway Features Josh Charles, Jackie Cruz, Rachel Dratch, Noah Galvin, and More

Benefits and Galas   24 Hour Plays on Broadway Features Josh Charles, Jackie Cruz, Rachel Dratch, Noah Galvin, and More
The one-night-only event is presented October 30 at the American Airlines Theatre.
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The 17th Annual The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway, which presents 10-minute plays created by all-star teams overnight, takes place October 30 at 8 PM at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre.

The company of artists taking part in this year's event includes actors Genevieve Angelson, Raul Castillo, Josh Charles, Jackie Cruz, Rachel Dratch, Jennifer Esposito, Noah Galvin, Brett Gelman, Tavi Gevinson, Amy Hargreaves, Nina Hellman, Mia Katigbak, Russell G. Jones, Lola Kirke, Lela Loren, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Orlando Pabotoy, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Michael Shannon, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Miriam Shor, Justice Smith, Lois Smith, Paul Sparks, and Yul Vazquez; directors May Adrales, Carolyn Cantor, Warren Leight, Patricia McGregor, Jessica Stone, and Kate Whoriskey.

Contributing plays are writers Fernanda Coppel, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Leslye Headland, Chisa Hutchinson, David Lindsay-Abaire, Martyna Majok, and Molly Smith Metzler. The evening will also feature a musical performance by Shaina Taub.

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman (’night, Mother; The Secret Garden) will be honored at The 17th Annual The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway as part of the organization’s partnership with The Lilly Awards.

Proceeds from The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway will benefit The 24 Hour Plays programming, including The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals (a professional intensive for young artists), and The Lilly Awards Foundation's work supporting women in theatre and promoting gender parity.

The marathon process for The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway began at 10 PM October 29. The writers, directors, actors, and production staff were asked to share one costume piece, one prop, a special skill, and to reveal something that they have always wanted to do onstage. Using this as inspiration, the writers spent the night developing 10-minute plays, with rehearsals set to begin at 9 AM October 30 for an 8 PM performance.

Tickets are available online or by calling (212) 868-4444.


(Updated October 30, 2017)

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