The event benefits the Exchange's summer retreat, The Orchard Project, which kick-starts innovative new theatrical work from around the world.
The musicals will be 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"), Zosia Mamet ("Girls"), Josh Lawson (House of Lies), 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), 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), Joe Iconis ("Smash," The Black Suits) 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 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 will be running at The Quad Cinema in New York City beginning April 26. 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.