Jesse Eisenberg and Wicked Alum Shoshana Bean Join L.A.’s 24 Hour Musicals

Los Angeles News   Jesse Eisenberg and Wicked Alum Shoshana Bean Join L.A.’s 24 Hour Musicals
 
The first-ever L.A. edition will take place July 17 at the United Artists Theater at Ace Hotel.
Shoshana Bean
Shoshana Bean

The 24 Hour Musicals: Los Angeles has announced additional participating performers, writers, composers, and directors. The first-ever L.A. edition will take place July 17 at the United Artists Theater at Ace Hotel.

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Jesse Eisenberg Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Joining the previously announced performers are Shoshana Bean (Wicked), playwright and actor Jesse Eisenberg (The Spoils) who is making his debut as a composer and lyricist, singer-songwriter Nellie McKay, Alex Newell (Glee), Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood, Daredevil), Ashley Fink (Glee), and Amanda Seales (Insecure).

They join performers Wayne Brady (Kinky Boots, Hamilton), Michelle Visage (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Garrett Clayton (Hairspray Live!), Janina Gavankar (True Blood), Alicia Witt (The Walking Dead), Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Donna Lynne Champlin (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), and Andrew Leeds (Bones, Groundlings).

The theatrical event sees a team of artists write, compose, rehearse, and perform four original musicals within a 24-hour time period, all in the name of charity.

The funds raised will support the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, a nonprofit organization which advocates for the freedom of expression on behalf of those confronting censorship on the American stage.

The creative team for the evening will also feature writers Rachel Axler (VEEP), Matt Schatz (Love Trapezoid), J. Holtham (Pitch), Rona Siddiqui (One Good Day), Tasha Gordon-Solmon (I Now Pronounce); and directors Bart DeLorenzo, Kate Sullivan, and Casey Stangl.

Previously announced playwright Lydia Diamond will be the featured speaker for the evening.

The 24 Hour Musicals is presented by The 24 Hour Plays, which brings artists together to create fast-paced theatre on Broadway and around the world. For more information visit 24hourplays.com.

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