THE 24 HOUR PLAYS (Mark Armstrong, Artistic Director; Madelyn Paquette, Managing Director) announced today additional talent for the 23rd Annual The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway. This one-night-only event featuring distinguished artists from the New York entertainment community and beyond will be held this year on Monday October 23, 2023 at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036) and will honor playwright and screenwriter Warren Leight, a longtime supporter of the organization.
Mona Mansour (The Vagrant Trilogy, “New Amsterdam”) and Jacquelyn Reingold (“The Good Fight,” “In Treatment”) will join the previously announced playwrights Jesse Eisenberg (Happy Talk, When You Finish Saving the World), Kenneth Lonergan (This Is Our Youth, Manchester by the Sea) and Christopher Oscar Peña (“Insecure,” A Cautionary Tale).
Newly announced actors for the event include Christopher Briney (“The Summer I Turned Pretty”), David Burtka (“How I Met Your Mother,” It Shoulda Been You), Nadia Dajani (“Caught Off Base,” “The Other Two”), Dagmara Dominczyk (“Succession,” Priscilla), Henri Esteve (“Primo,” “Revenge”), Gina Gershon (Cabaret, “New Amsterdam”), Michelle Gomez (“The Flight Attendant,” “Doctor Who”), Jamie Gray Hyder (“True Blood,” “Law & Order: SVU”), David Krumholtz (The Santa Clause, Leopoldstadt), Samantha Mathis (“The Strain,” “Billions”), Susannah Perkins (Network, The Wolves), Josh Radnor (“How I Met Your Mother,” Disgraced), Annabella Sciorra (“The Sopranos,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”), Christian Slater (“Mr. Robot,” Heathers), Ari’el Stachel (The Band’s Visit, Don’t Worry Darling), Mickey Sumner (Frances Ha, “Snowpiercer”) and Patrick Wilson (“Fargo,” The Ful Monty).
They join the previously announced Ato Blankson-Wood (Hamlet, Slave Play), Cara Buono (“Stranger Things,” “Mad Men”), Kathryn Erbe (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” The Speed of Darkness), Raúl Esparza (Oliver!, Company), Clark Gregg (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” The Avengers), Olli Haaskivi (Oppenheimer, Bella), T.R. Knight (“Grey’s Anatomy,” It’s Only a Play), Mark Linn-Baker (My Favorite Year, “Perfect Strangers”), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, “Cheers”), Alison Pill (The Miracle Worker, Three Tall Women) and Alyah Chanelle Scott (“The Sex Lives of College Girls,” The Book of Mormon).
Directors for the evening will include Osh Ashruf (The Vagrant Trilogy), Oliver Butler (What the Constitution Means to Me), Liz Carlson (SeaWive), Ivey Lowe (Providence), and Pippin Parker (Betrayed). Todd Almond (Girl From The North Country, “Gossip Girl”) will be the musical guest.
Actors, writers, directors and production staff will gather for the first time on the evening of October 22 to introduce themselves and share the prop and costume item they’ve been asked to bring. The writers will then use everything they’ve learned from the brainstorm session to write brand-new plays overnight. In the morning, the actors and directors will receive the new plays and team up with production staff to begin their rehearsal and tech process ahead of curtain time on October 23.
Tickets begin at $50 and are available at 24hourplays.org/Broadway.
Since 1995, The 24 Hour Plays have brought creative communities together to write, rehearse and perform new plays and musicals in 24 hours. The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway is the annual flagship event where stars from theater, film and television write and perform new work about the world we live in. This one-night-only event showcases great artists in new ways, sparks enduring creative partnerships and offers audiences an electric you-had-to-be-there Broadway experience.