The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway has announced a cast of stage and screen stars for its upcoming annual production at the American Airlines Theatre on November 14. The event brings together professionals from across the entertainment industry to write, direct, and perform six original plays within 24 hours. Proceeds from the one-night-only performance of the works will benefit the Company's The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals program, supporting theater professionals 25 and under.
Actors signed on to participate in this year's event include Justin Bartha (Lend Me a Tenor), Jason Biggs (The Heidi Chronicles), Michael Cerveris (Fun Home), Michael Chernus (Orange Is the New Black), Joanna Christie (Once), Hugh Dancy (Venus in Fur), Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live), Grace Gummer (The Columnist), Mamie Gummer (Les Liaisons Dangereuses), Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent), David Krumholtz (Conversations With My Father), Andre Royo (The Wire), Thomas Sadoski (Other Desert Cities), Justice Smith (The Get Down), Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia), and Alicia Witt (The Walking Dead). New York-based singer, songwriter, and playwright Ethan Lipton and his orchestra will be the musical guests for the evening.
In addition, five writers have been announced to participate in the creation of the six original plays: Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, Hansol Jung, Warren Leight, Jonathan Marc Sherman, and Drama Desk Award winner Bess Wohl.
Additional cast members, writers, and directors will be announced over the coming weeks.
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