Justin Bartha, Lake Bell, Jason Biggs, David Cross, Billy Crudup, Rachel Dratch, Jesse Eisenberg, Megan Fox, Greta Gerwig, Carla Gugino, Cheyenne Jackson, John Krasinski, Jack McBrayer, Tracy Morgan, Kathy Najimy, Diane Neal, Rosie Perez, Gabourey Sidibe, Sarah Silverman, Julia Stiles, Jason Sudeikis, Amber Tamblyn, and Nia Vardalos will be among the performers for the 10th anniversary production of The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, to be presented by Montblanc at the American Airlines Theatre on Monday, November 14.
Writers will include Rachel Axler, David Lindsay-Abaire, Terrence McNally, Lynn Nottage, and Doug Wright. Directors will be Derek Cianfrance, Peter Ellenstein, Thomas Kail, and Josie Rourke. Musical acts will be provided by Laura Bell Bundy and Andy Davis.
The creative process will begin at 10pm the night before the show when a group of six writers, six directors, 24 actors, two musical guests, and a production staff gather at the American Airlines Theatre. After each of the cast members share a costume, prop, their special skills and stage desires– each writer is tasked with composing a ten-minute play by 7am the following morning, when the directors return to read and select their piece. The casts will meet for the first time at 9am and, over the next 12 hours the plays are rehearsed and produced for a live presentation. At 8pm, the six new plays — interspersed with six musical acts — will be performed for a live audience.