The 24 Hour Plays 2019 Broadway Gala is back Monday November 18th. The proceeds go to support LE&RN’s work to fight lymphedema and lymphatic disease through education, research, and advocacy. Honoree Kathy Bates serves as LE&RN’s National Spokesperson.
Cast members include David Harbour, Patrick Wilson, Dagmara Domińczyk, Ana Villafañe, Dyllon Burnside, Katherine McNamara, Maura Tierney, Justin Long, Larry Owens, Julie Klausner, Robin De Jesus, Julie James, Pascale Armand, Justine Lupe, Evan Jonigkeit, Vella Lovell, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Genevieve Angelson, Francesca Ramsey, Sarah Snook, Olivia Washington, Erin Darke, Mat Fraser, Josh Hamilton, Brett Gelman, Kelly Aucoin, David Krumholtz and Joel Marsh Garland
The directors are Carolyn Cantor, Taylor Reynolds, Timothy Douglas, Theresa Rebeck, and Pippin Parker
And the writers Jesse Eisenberg, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Robert O’Hara, Monique Moses, Lily Houghton, and Gracie Gardner
With musical guest Jonathan Coulton.
The benefit committee members are Terrence McNally and Tom Kirdahy; and more!
The marathon process for The 24 Hour Plays begins at 10:00pm the night before the performance. Writers, directors, actors and production staff — many of whom have never worked with or met each other before — gather for an orientation where they are asked to share one costume piece, one prop, a special skill, and to reveal something that they have always wanted to do on stage. Using this as inspiration, the writers spend the night developing 10-minute plays, with rehearsals set to begin at 9:00am the following morning for an 8:00pm performance on November 18th.