Michael Shannon, Rachel Dratch, and More Join Lineup for 24 Hour Plays on Broadway

Benefits and Galas   Michael Shannon, Rachel Dratch, and More Join Lineup for 24 Hour Plays on Broadway
The one-night-only event will be presented October 30 at the American Airlines Theatre.
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Additional casting has been announced for The 17th Annual The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway. The event, which presents 10-minute plays created by all-star teams overnight, will take place October 30 at 8 PM at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre.

Michael Shannon, Rachel Dratch, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Paul Sparks, Annie Parisse, Carolyn Cantor, and Leslye Headland are the latest to join those who will come together to write, direct, and perform six original plays within 24 hours.

This year’s cast also features the previously reported Raul Castillo, Josh Charles, Jackie Cruz, Jennifer Esposito, Noah Galvin, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Nina Hellman, Cush Jumbo, Mia Katigbak, Lola Kirke, Russell G. Jones, Orlando Pabotoy, Christina Ricci, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Justice Smith, Lois Smith, and Yul Vazquez.

Directors include May Adrales, Warren Leight, Patricia McGregor, Jessica Stone, and Kate Whoriskey. Fernanda Coppel, Leslye Headland, Chisa Hutchinson, David Lindsay-Abaire, Martyna Majok, and Molly Smith Metzler are this year's writers. The musical guest is Shaina Taub.

As previously announced, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman (’night, Mother; The Secret Garden) will be honored at The 17th Annual The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway as part of the organization’s partnership with The Lilly Awards.

Proceeds from The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway will benefit The 24 Hour Plays programming, including The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals (a professional intensive for young artists), and The Lilly Awards Foundation's work supporting women in theatre and promoting gender parity.

The marathon process for The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway begins at 10 PM October 29, the night before the performance. The writers, directors, actors, and production staff are asked to share one costume piece, one prop, a special skill, and to reveal something that they have always wanted to do onstage. Using this as inspiration, the writers spend the night developing 10-minute plays, with rehearsals set to begin at 9 AM the following morning for an 8 PM performance.

Tickets are now available online or by calling (212) 868-4444.


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