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The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway is our annual flagship event where stars from theater, film and television write and perform new work that speaks to our current moment on a Broadway stage. Since 2001, we’ve gathered the Arts & Entertainment community for one night only to showcase great artists in new ways, spark enduring creative partnerships, and share a live experience unlike any other.

Proceeds from The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway support our non-profit activities throughout the year, including education programming with students from middle school to college, professional development for emerging artists in The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, our free Viral Monologues series, and our partner productions all around the world. 

The 23rd Annual
The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway

October 2023

Town Hall

Past Participants

Past participants include Jennifer Aniston, Leslie Bibb, Jason Biggs, Wayne Brady, Pauline Chalamet, Anna Chlumsky, Laverne Cox, Michael Cerveris, Billy Crudup, David Cross, Alan Cumming, Hugh Dancy, Merle Dandridge, Rosario Dawson, Daveed Diggs, Peter Dinklage, Dagmara Domińczyk, Rachel Dratch, Jesse Eisenberg, Gloria Estefan, Edie Falco, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, America Ferrera, Greta Gerwig, David Harbour, Oscar Isaac, Gillian Jacobs, Anthony Mackie, Aasif Mandvi, Aimee Mann, Katherine McNamara, Eva Mendes, Adrienne Moore, Julianne Moore, Tracy Morgan, Matthew Morrison, John Mulaney, Javier Muñoz, Cynthia Nixon, Lynn Nottage, Anna Paquin, Amanda Peet, Jay Pharoah, Rosie Perez, Retta, Chris Rock, Sam Rockwell, Andre Royo, Amanda Seyfried, Michael Shannon, Wallace Shawn, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Sarah Silverman, Justice Smith, Sarah Snook, Tracie Thoms, Maura Tierney, Marisa Tomei, Nia Vardalos, Ana Villanfañe, Naomi Watts, Olivia Wilde, Vanessa Williams, Patrick Wilson and many more.


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Does it really all happen in 24 hours?

Yes! New plays are written, rehearsed, memorized (no scripts in hand!), and performed in just 24 hours.

Is the show 24 hours long?

No! Our full process is 24 hours long, but The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway generally runs about two hours with a fifteen minute intermission.

When is the next production?

Our 23rd annual The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway will be in October 2023. Check back soon for the date, and join our mailing list to be the first to know!

How can I purchase tickets?

Tickets will be available closer to the show; check back for details later this year!

My company or organization is interested in getting involved. Are there sponsorship opportunities?

Absolutely! We have opportunities for program advertisements, VIP ticket packages, in-kind contributions, and more. Email General Manager Madelyn Paquette at for all of the details.