Kirsten Vangsness, Tom Lenk and More Set for Theatre of NOTE's 2014 HOLLYWOOD PERFORMANCE MARATHON Today

Kirsten Vangsness, Tom Lenk and More Set for Theatre of NOTE's 2014 HOLLYWOOD PERFORMANCE MARATHON Today

Theatre of NOTE has announced the 19th Annual Hollywood Performance Marathon, today, January 18 beginning at 3pm and continuing until dawn, at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd. (just North of Sunset) in Hollywood.

NOTE's Hollywood Performance Marathon celebrates its nineteenth year with over 50 performers who will donate their time and talent to benefit Theatre of NOTE. This highly anticipated local tradition is an all-day-all-night extravaganza of eclectic performances, including comedy, pancake juggling, poetry, puppets, performance art, dance, music, monologues and much more! Included on the roster of incredibly diverse and exciting performances this year will be NOTE's own Kirsten Vangsness (CBS' Criminal Minds), Tom Lenk (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Argo, Cabin in the Woods), Bill Brochtrup (NYPD Blue, He's Just Not That Into You), Taylor Negron, John Fleck, Two Headed Dog, Ten West, Scot Nery, and many more. All acts, of course, are subject to change.

The 19th Annual Hollywood Performance Marathon is a one day-night event, on Saturday, January 18th at 3pm and continuing until dawn on January 19th, at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga (just North of Sunset) in Hollywood. Ticket price is $20; all proceeds to benefit Theatre of NOTE. No reservations necessary. First come first serve seating. For more information, visit www.theatreofnote.com.

About Theatre of NOTE: We at Theatre of NOTE are an enduring ensemble of diverse theatre artists in the heart of Hollywood who inspire, inform, and ignite our audiences by discovering courageous voices and creating entertaining, provocative, and revelatory theatrical works. NOTE was founded in 1981 by Kevin Carr, along with Kitty Felde, Marc Gordon, Melanie MacQueen, Heather Carr, & Ted Parks as a forum for original one-act plays (N.O.T.E. stood for "New One-Act Theatre Ensemble"), and to provide a stimulating environment for new playwrights. Since its inception, NOTE has been through several transitions, but the integrity of the original idea has always remained intact. We premiere an average of four main stage productions a year, by writers such as W.H. Auden, Bertolt Brecht, Sheila Callaghan, Christopher Kelley, Tony Kushner, Jennifer Maisel, Leon Martell, Murray Mednick, Dennis Miles, John O'Keefe, Erik Patterson, Bill Robens and Jacqueline Wright. NOTE also upholds a tradition of acclaimed late-night shows, first launched in 1988, in addition to the now-annual, notorious, celebrity-crowd art magnet, The Hollywood Performance Marathon. We have earned consistent commendation from the Los Angeles press and national acclaim from such publications as American Theatre. In all, NOTE has accumulated almost 100 honors and nominations, including awards from the LA WEEKLY, BackStage West, L.A. Stage Alliance (Ovations), and PEN International. Thanks to over 25 years of advancing theatre in Los Angeles, NOTE has received generous government and corporate support, including grants from the California Arts Council, the Cultural Affairs Department of Los Angeles, the Flintridge Foundation, the Libby Holman Foundation, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Robinson's/May, Sedgwick James Inc., the Audrey Skirball-Kenis Foundation, Verizon, Time Warner and, most recently, The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in recognition of our Young Writers Project (www.myspace.com/futureofwords), an outreach program benefiting local high school students.

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