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The event benefits the Exchange's summer retreat, The Orchard Project, which kick-starts innovative new theatrical work from around the world.
The musicals are written, cast, rehearsed and performed at The Gramercy Theatre over the course of a single day. Show time is April 29 at 8 PM.
The line-up of Broadway performers, stars from TV and film, composers and writers, directors, choreographers and musical directors includes singer-songwriter Ben Folds, Maulik Pancholy ("30 Rock"), Josh Lawson (House of Lies), Taran Killam ("Saturday Night Live"), Deirdre Lovejoy ("The Wire"), Tony Award winner Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Anthony Rapp (Rent), cabaret artist Bridget Everett, Kristoffer Diaz (Chad Diety), Wesley Taylor ("Smash") Obie Award winner Lisa Peterson (An Iliad), Jonathan Marc Sherman (Clive), Alicia Witt ("Friday Night Lights," "Law & Order"), John Cariani ("Law & Order," Fiddler on the Roof), Brian Crawley (Violet), Sam Wilmott, Michael Lew, Julian Fleisher (Coraline), Rehana Mirza, Julie Reiber (Wicked), Patrick McRoberts (Miss Saigon), Steve Rosen (Spamalot, The Other Josh Cohen), Michael Winther (The Laramie Project), Ryann Redmon (Bring It On), Lance Horne, James Sampliner, Zachary Florence, Michael Patrick Walker (Altar Boyz) and Danny Goldstein (Godspell).
"This event produces enough adrenaline to power a normal person for at least a month. I can't wait for the rush — and I can't wait to see what these enormously talented people create," said Ari Edelson, the artistic director of the Exchange and the Orchard Project, in a previous statement. "I am beyond grateful to everyone volunteering a day to help theatre artists develop their next big ideas this coming summer at the Orchard Project."
The 24 Hour Musicals was the subject of a recent documentary, "One Night Stand," which premiered in January and which is currently running at The Quad Cinema in New York City. For more information, visit OneNightStandTheMovie.com.
The Gramercy Theater is located at 127 E 23rd Street. Tickets for the gala are $115-$500 and all include admission to the show and open bar at the Gramercy Theater. For more information and tickets, click here.