The 21ST ANNUAL BROADWAY GALA. 17 brand-new plays, musicals, and monologues written, rehearsed and performed online in 24 hours!

The Plays

“KIM CATTRALL AND SARAH JESSICA PARKER ARE BREAKING MY HEART”
Written by Christopher Oscar Peña
Directed by Sean Daniels
Featuring Bill Heck

“Borderline”
Written by MARIO CORREA
Directed by JENNA ROSSMAN
Featuring NIA VARDALOS
ALEXANDER JON FLORES

“FIDELITY”
Written by MICHAEL MITNICK
Directed by HARRIS DORAN
Featuring RUSSELL G. JONES
AMY HARGREAVES
JULIA CHAN

“HOLIDAZE”
Written by SUNG RNO
Directed by MICHAEL JOHN GARCÉS
Featuring PAUL SCHEER

“02 TOWN AND COUNTRY”
Written by ALEX EDELMAN
Composed by BRAD SILNUTZER and JOEY ORTON
Featuring ANNA SUZUKI

“THINGS THAT ARE COOL”
Written by KRISTOFFER DIAZ
Directed by HAL BROOKS
Featuring GILLIAN JACOBS

“Bag Full of Bags”
by Libby Winters and Gracie Gardner
Music by LIBBY WINTERS
Lyrics by GRACIE GARDNER and LIBBY WINTERS
Directed by MIA WALKER
Featuring OLLI HAASKIVI
JOEL MARSH GARLAND

“FAIRY DUST”
Written by LILY HOUGHTON
Directed by KATIE LOCKE O’BRIEN
Featuring VICTORIA PEDRETTI
DYLAN ARNOLD

“MY SPECIAL SOMEONE”
Written by ROGER Q. MASON
Directed by VICTOR MALANA MAOG
Featuring NOAH GALVIN
EVE LINDLEY

“PROJECT”
Written by DAVE HARRIS
Directed by LAMAR PERRY
Featuring BARON VAUGHN

“TREASURE MAP”
Written by RACHEL AXLER
Directed by LAMAR PERRY
Featuring WILLA FITZGERALD
MAYA HAWKE

“THE GOOD JOHN PROCTOR”
Written by TALENE MONAHON
Directed by MIDORI FRANCIS
Featuring SUSANNAH PERKINS
MIDORI FRANCIS

“CATGUT”
Written by SAM CHANSE
Directed by ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON
Featuring BRANDON FLYNN

“GETTING OUT THERE AGAIN”
Written by WARREN LEIGHT
Composed by MATT BUECHELE
Directed by SARNA LAPINE
Featuring JESSICA HECHT
SARAH CHARLENE RAMKISSOON

“MUSIC FOR AN ABANDONED ZOO”
Written by STEVE YOCKEY
Directed by JAKI BRADLEY
Featuring PAULINE CHALAMET
MATTHEW MORRISON

“SPORTS MONDAY”
Written by JONATHAN MARC SHERMAN
Composed by AIMEE MANN and JONATHAN COULTON
Directed by GORDON GREENBERG
Assistant Directed by MAEVE ROSE
Featuring ANNA CHLUMSKY
DAVID HULL

“THE FOOD OF LOVE”
Written by J. HOLTHAM
Directed by TARA ELLIOTT
Featuring SHAUNETTE RENÉE WILSON
ALEXIS FLOYD

The Talent

Participating artists include Alex Flores, Alexis Floyd, Amy Hargreaves, Anna Chlumsky, Anna Suzuki, Arielle Kebbel, Baron Vaughn, Bill Heck, Brandon Flynn, David Hull, Dylan Arnold, Eve Lindley, Gillian Jacobs, Jessica Hecht, Joel Marsh Garland, Julia Chan, Matthew Morrison, Merle Dandridge, Midori Francis, Nia Vardalos, Noah Galvin, Paul Scheer, Pauline Chalamet, Russell G. Jones, Shaunette Renee Wilson, Susannah Perkins, Victoria Pedretti, Willa Fitzgerald; writers and composers Aimee Mann, Brad Silnutzer, Christopher Oscar Peña, Dave Harris, Gracie Gardner, J. Holtham, Joey Orton, Jonathan Coulton, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Kristoffer Diaz, Libby Winters, Lily Houghton, Mario Correa, Matt Buechele, Michael Mitnick, Rachel Axler, Roger Mason, Sam Chanse, Steve Yockey, Sung Rno, Talene Monahon, Warren Leight; directors Elizabeth Williamson, Gordon Greenberg, Hal Brooks, Jaki Bradley, Jenna Rossman, Katie Locke O’Brien, Mia Walker, Michael John Garcés, Sarna Lapine, Sean Daniels, Tara Elliott, and Victor Malana Maog.

Past Participants

Jennifer Aniston, Elizabeth Banks, Leslie Bibb, Jason Biggs, Wayne Brady, Laverne Cox, Billy Crudup, David Cross, Alan Cumming, Hugh Dancy, Rosario Dawson, Daveed Diggs, Peter Dinklage, Rachel Dratch, Jesse Eisenberg, Gloria Estefan, Edie Falco, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, America Ferrera, Ben Folds, Megan Fox, Greta Gerwig, Carla Gugino, Josh Hartnett, Oscar Isaac, Cheyenne Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, John Krasinski, Zachary Levi, Anthony Mackie, James McAvoy, Aasif Mandvi, Julianna Margulies, Eva Mendes, Adrienne Moore, Julianne Moore, Tracy Morgan, Javier Muñoz, Cynthia Nixon, Lynn Nottage, Anna Paquin, Amanda Peet, Jay Pharoah, Rosie Perez, Phylicia Rashad, Retta, Chris Rock, Sam Rockwell, Emmy Rossum, Liev Schreiber, Amanda Seyfried, Michael Shannon, Wallace Shawn, Gabourey Sidibe, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Sarah Silverman, Justice Smith, Jordin Sparks, Amber Tamblyn, Tracie Thoms, Maura Tierney, Marisa Tomei, Kathleen Turner, Nia Vardalos, Naomi Watts, Michael Kenneth Williams, Vanessa Williams and many more

Past Performances

2020 THE 24 HOUR PLAYS
2019 24 HOUR PLAYS

FAQs

So everything is written, rehearsed and performed in only 24 hours?

That’s right! The participants meet on Zoom on Monday night for the first time, where they share a prop, costume and something they’ve always wanted to do onstage. The writers stay up all night, and by the following morning the shows are cast and rehearsals begin. Besides a few breaks for food, they’re rehearsing until the moment you see them on screen at 8 pm.

Is the performance live?

Yes! One time only, you’ll see your favorite stars live on-screen from their homes to yours.

What do I need to livestream the performance?

All you need is an internet connection and a screen. You’ll receive a link via email a few hours prior to the performance to watch live. Stream to your computer, phone, or anywhere you can open a link.

Will the plays be appropriate for kids?

We usually suggest 14+. There are no content restrictions put on the writers.

I cannot attend the show but I still want to support. What can I do?

That’s mighty kind of you! This year, we’re raising support for the robust year-round programming of The 24 Hour Plays. You can donate here.

You just announced my favorite star! Can you guarantee that they will be in the show?

We hope so! But we can never guarantee it. Our participants are here to celebrate The 24 Hour Plays. We do our best to lock in as many people as we can. You’re on the right site for the most up-to-date casting information though! So stay tuned.

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