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On October 23, stars of the stage and screen come together on Broadway for one night only.

New plays written, rehearsed, and performed in 24 hours.


About the Show

On October 23, 2023 at 8pm, distinguished artists from across the nation’s entertainment industry will come together at Town Hall for the 23rd annual production of The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway. This event will honor playwright and screenwriter Warren Leight, a long time supporter of the organization.

Since 1995, The 24 Hour Plays have been bringing creative communities together to write, rehearse and perform new plays and musicals in 24 hours. 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.

The 24 Hour Plays begin the evening before the performance, when the actors, writers, directors, and production staff gather for the Meet and Greet. In one dynamic hour, each person shares a prop and costume, and actors show off their special skills and something they’ve always wanted to do on stage. With this creative fuel in mind, the playwrights stay up all night writing world-premiere short plays. In the morning, the directors and actors return to launch into Broadway’s fastest rehearsal process and at 8 PM, the curtain rises on a performance of six never-before-seen new works.


Who is eligible? All New York City students are eligible to claim a free mezzanine ticket to The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway! This includes high school, college, and graduate students!

Is there an age limit? We typically recommend The 24 Hour Plays for audience members age sixteen and older. Because the plays are written the night before, we cannot guarantee the exact content of the pieces until the day of the performance.

How do I claim my ticket? Fill out the ticket request form above! Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Your ticket will be confirmed within 72 hours of your request.

I’m a parent or teacher of an attending student, can I attend? Yes! Chaperones can also claim tickets via the form above.