The 24 Hour Plays Comes to Broadway with Pascal, Bello, Lindsay-Abaire, Leight, More for Year 5

News   The 24 Hour Plays Comes to Broadway with Pascal, Bello, Lindsay-Abaire, Leight, More for Year 5 The 24 Hour Plays series heads to Broadway for its fifth annual star-studded benefit with the creation-to-performance day to culminate Oct. 24 at the American Airlines Theatre.

Adam Pascal, Maria Bello, Ben Shenkman, Amanda Peet, Rosie Perez, Lili Taylor, Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Fisher Stevens, Rachel Dratch, John G. Connolly and Tracie Thoms are scheduled to appear in plays written by David Lindsay-Abaire (Fuddy Meers), Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman) and Warren Leight (Side Show) and others. Christopher Ashley, Maria Mileaf and Indhu Rubasingham are confirmed to direct. (The lineup of artists is subject to change).

Glamour Magazine and LYCRA® in association with Moxie Pictures present The 24 Hour Company and Planet Impact special event with proceeds going to support Working Playground.

The full one-day process of The 24-Hour Plays begins at 10 PM the night prior to performance. Typically, a group of theatre artists (playwrights, directors, actors and designers) meet and are briefed and photographed. The writers are then left to their own wits to produce a ten-minute play. The following morning at 7 AM, the directors give the scripts a once-over, divvy them up and cast them. Actors make their entrance at 8 AM and rehearse through the day. The technical rehearsals run from 5 PM to 7:30 PM. Doors open at 7:45 PM and curtain rises at 8 PM and voila: six shows, all in a day's work.

Those involved in this production join a long line of artists who have participated in more than 100 writers, 1000 actors and 300 new short plays that The 24 Hour Plays has produced since its inception in 1995.

Tickets to the event at the American Airlines Theater, 227 W. 42nd St., are on sale by calling (212) 868-4444. For more information on the benefit and the company, visit www.24hourplays.com.