Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals

Monday, February 8 saw the launch of the 2010 24 Hour Musicals. The cast included stars Malcolm Gets, Cady Huffman, Kathleen Turner, Jeanine Tesori, in addition to John Ellison Conlee, Christopher Gatelli, Adam Gwon, Julia Jordan, Moisés Kaufman, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Richard Kind, Nancy Opel, Steven Pasquale, Mo Rocca, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Ted Sperling, Tracie Thoms, Alicia Will, and David Yazbeck.

The creative process for THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS began February 8th at 9 p.m. when all participating artists convened at the National Arts Club on Gramercy Park with a prop or costume piece to inspire the writers. After the company was briefed, the actors and directors left the writers to create the book, music and lyrics for their 15-minute musicals...in just eight hours. At 7 a.m. Monday morning, the directors returned to read the completed musicals and finalize casting. An hour later, the actors returned to begin a twelve-hour rehearsal process. At 8:00 p.m., ink barely dry, the four new musicals were performed for a live audience. Although the actors only had one day to memorize lines, lyrics and music, create characters and learn blocking, the musicals are performed without scripts in hand.

Following the performance, a VIP reception took place at The National Arts Club. BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture it all.

Proceeds from The 24 Hour Musicals benefit the Exchange, a NYC not-for-profit that develops new theatre work through productions and its development center for innovative theatre companies and artists in the Catskills, the Orchard Project. Tickets for the event are $100 to $400.

For more information, visit www.24hourplays.com.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Dee Roscioli and John Ellison Conlee

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
John Ellison Conlee

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Katie Thompson

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Dee Roscioli, John Ellison Conlee and Katie Thompson

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Celia Keenan-Bolger

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Michael Winther

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Celia Keenan-Bolger and Michael Winther

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Zachary Prince and Marnie Schulenburg

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Zachary Prince, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Michael Winther, and Marnie Schulenburg

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Nancy Opel

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Darius de Haas

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Julian Fleisher and Nancy Opel

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Darius de Haas

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Julian Fleisher, Darius de Haas, and Nancy Opel

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Julian Fleisher, Darius de Haas, and Nancy Opel

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Julian Fleisher

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Nancy Opel, Julian Fleisher, and Darius de Haas

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Alicia Witt and Cady Huffman

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Cady Huffman

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Alicia Witt

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Alicia Witt

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Alicia Witt and Cady Huffman

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Alicia Witt and Cady Huffman

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Raven-Symone

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Raven-Symone

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Raven-Symone

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Raven-Symone

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Mo Rocca and Raven-Symone

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Cady Huffman, Mo Rocca and Raven-Symone

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Mo Rocca

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Mo Rocca

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Mo Rocca and Raven-Symone

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Mo Rocca

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Raven-Symone and Mo Rocca

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Raven-Symone and Mo Rocca

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Raven-Symone and Mo Rocca

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Raven-Symone and Mo Rocca

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Alicia Witt, Raven-Symone and Mo Rocca, and Cady Huffman

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Alicia Witt, Raven-Symone, and Mo Rocca

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Curtain Call: Katie Thompson, John Ellison Conlee, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Alicia Witt

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Curtain Call: Marnie Schulenburg, Dee Roscioli, Zachary Prince, Nancy Opel, and Darius de Haas

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Curtain Call: Alicia Witt, Raven-Symone, Mo Rocca, Cady Huffman, and Marnie Schulenburg

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Jonathan Marc Sherman

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Katie Thompson

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Katie Thompson

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Dee Roscioli and Ted Sperling

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Mo Rocca

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Marnie Schulenburg

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Zack Robidas and Marnie Schulenburg

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Michael Winther, Marnie Schulenburg, and Zachary Prince

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Michael Winther, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Marnie Schulenburg, and Zachary Prince

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Alicia Witt and Cady Huffman

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Alicia Witt and Cady Huffman

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Alicia Witt

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Annaleigh Ashford and Dee Roscioli

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Marnie Schulenburg and Dee Roscioli

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Tina Fallon, Ari Edelson, and Carly Hugo

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Tina Fallon, Ari Edelson, Marcy Heisler, and Carly Hugo

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals
Carly Hugo, Zina Goodrich, Tina Fallon, and Marcy Heisler

Photo Coverage: The 2010 24 Hour Musicals

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