Beginning at 9 PM on June 16, performers and creators participating in this year's The 24 Hour Musicals (which marked the 24th anniversary of The 24 Hour Plays), gathered to kick off the marathon process that would end with the creation of four new musicals. The culminating performances, which featured Noah Galvin, Montego Glover, and more, were presented throughout a benefit evening at the Pershing Square Signature Center June 17.
Flip through photos of the event below:
Inside The 24 Hour Musicals with Noah Galvin, Montego Glover, and More
On June 16, performers and creators gathered for an orientation where they shared costume pieces and props, their special skills, and reveal something that they have always wanted to do onstage. At 11 PM, composers and writers got to work crafting 15-20 minute musicals, and at 9 AM the next morning, actors received their roles and directors, choreographers, and musicians arrive to begin rehearsal. Less than 12 hours later, the performance began.
The proceeds from the event benefit The 24 Hour Plays’ programs, including The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals (a professional intensive for young artists) and help support the organization’s ongoing non-profit work, including partner productions around the world.
“The 24 Hour Plays and The 24 Hour Musicals are a delivery system for joy,” said Executive Director Mark Armstrong, “and for 24 years, this organization has brought together extraordinary artists around the world to make singular evenings of theatre in 24 hours. From raising millions of dollars for charities, to launching significant careers through our professional development initiatives for young artists, our work shows what communities can do when they come together. We’re celebrating 24 years of work that’s touched everyone from celebrities to students and looking ahead to the next 24 years.”