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24 Hour Plays on Broadway

Closed November 14, 2016

A host of actors and playwrights race to create six plays in a day

Why See 24 Hour Plays on Broadway?

16th Annual performance

Every year, 24 Hour Plays bring their brand of theatrical madness to Broadway. The show's set-up is simple: Six playwrights, six directors, twenty four actors, and a host of special musical guests are given a day to create six plays from scratch, rehearse them, and then perform them in front of the American Airlines Theater audience. It's a unique pressure-cooker experiment that puts all the artists' talents to the test, and the resulting plays often range from transcendent to...interesting.

This November Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole) and Drama Desk Award winner Bess Wohl (Small Mouth Sounds) are among the playwrights taking the plunge, while the casts include Daveed Diggs (Hamilton), Justin Bartha (The Hangover), Jason Biggs (Orange is the New Black), Michael Cerveris (Fun Home), Joanna Christie (Narcos), Hugh Dancy (Hannibal), Rachel Dratch (SNL) and Alicia Wit (The Walking Dead). Ethan Lipton and his Orchestra will provide the music.

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Performance date: 14 November 2016

And before you stop reading

Images: Hugh Dancy - Tabercil | Justin Bartha - LadyUranus | Rachel Dratch - David Shankbone

Cast and Creative


Justin Bartha
Jason Biggs
Michael Cerveris
Michael Chernus
Joanna Christie
Hugh Dancy
Rachel Dratch
Grace Gummer
Gaby Hoffmann
David Krumholtz
Andre Royo
Thomas Sadoski
Paul Schneider
Justice Smith
Amber Tamblyn
Alicia Witt
Daveed Diggs
Jenna Ushkowitz
Tracie Thoms
Raul Castillo
Aasif Mandvi
Olivia Washington
Russell Jones
Julie White
Anson Mount
Ukweli Roach


Directors: Dick Scanlan, Carolyn Cantor, Patricia McGregor, Elena Araoz and Lee Sunday Evans

Writers: Christopher Oscar Pena, David Lindsay-Abaire, Hansol Jung, Warren Leight, Jonathan Marc Sherman, and Bess Wohl


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