The 24 Hour Musicals, offering new musicals that were developed overnight, is presented October 29 at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre.
This year’s event benefits The Lillys and pays homage to the women who are changing the landscape of American theatre, with appearances by Lynn Nottage, Lisa Kron, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Todd London, and Sarah Ruhl.
Participants include actors Jackie Cruz, Lea DeLaria, Savion Glover, Norm Lewis, Jose Llana, John Mulaney, Patti Murin, Bebe Neuwirth, Molly Ringwald, Jordan Roth, Carol Kane, Corey Cott, Donald Webber Jr., Emily Estefan, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Jeremy Shamos, Jessica Hecht, Joel Marsh Garland, Merle Dandridge, and Will Swenson; directors Carolyn Cantor, Kathleen Marshall, Robert O’Hara, and Kate Whoriskey; and writers and composers Ashley Nicole Black, Kristen Childs, Jonathan Coulton, Amanda Green, Aimee Mann, Julia Mattison, Lauren Pritchard, Jonathan Marc Sherman, and Rona Siddiqui.
The theatrical marathon, inspired by The 24 Hour Plays, assembles teams of writers and directors at random at 11 PM on the evening prior to the performance. The creative teams must complete the book and score by the time the actors arrive at 9 AM the next morning. They must be ready to perform in front of a live audience by 8 PM that evening.
Zac Zinger leads the orchestra for the evening, and Sarah O’Gleby and Rick and Jeff Kuperman are choreographers.
Tickets for The 24 Hour Musicals on Broadway are available at 24hourplays.com or by calling (212) 868-4444. Premium tickets are available that include a cast and VIP afterparty, as well as event sponsorship opportunities at 24hourplays.com/sponsorship.
Lewis, Swenson, and more have been special guest performers on Playbill's Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway on the Rhône River 2 cruise April 7–14, 2019, featuring Melissa Errico, Norm Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Marc Kudisch, and Seth Rudetsky, and Broadway in Bordeaux With Michael Feinstein September 1–9, 2019, with other celebrity guests to be announced! Call Playbill Travel for tickets at 866-455-6789 or visit PlaybillTravel.com.