16th Annual THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway Offers Mobile Rush

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The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway announced today, in collaboration with the theater ticket app TodayTix, the launch of a mobile Rush for its 16th annual flagship event at American Airlines Theater this upcoming Monday, November 14, 2016. The TodayTix mobile Rush will offer $40 tickets to the event.

The intensive marathon event, The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, brings together distinguished professionals from across the nation's entertainment industry to write, direct, and perform six original plays within 24 hours. This year, cast members include Daveed Diggs (Hamilton); Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent); Jason Biggs (Orange is the New Black); Justin Bartha (The Hangover); Justice Smith (The Get Down); Patrick Wilson (The Full Monty); Tracie Thoms (Falsettos); Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live); Hugh Dancy (Hannibal) and more. Proceeds from the one-night-only performance will benefit the Company's program supporting theater professionals 25 and under-The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals-and Tony-nominated director Leigh Silverman will be the honoree for the evening.

"We are thrilled to be working with TodayTix to increase access to tickets for this special event, which brings the entertainment industry together to raise needed funds to support the next generation of theater professionals," said Mark Armstrong, Executive Director of The 24 Hour Plays.

A limited number of $40 mobile Rush tickets will be available starting at 10:00AM on the day of the performance on a first come, first serve basis. In order to gain access to the mobile Rush tickets, ticket buyers must download the TodayTix app and unlock the functionality by sharing on their Facebook or Twitter pages. Customers can pick up their tickets via TodayTix concierge delivery outside of the theatre beginning 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Additionally, The 24 Hour Plays is also pleased to offer 25, $99 tickets (regularly $500) in the first two rows of the orchestra exclusively through TodayTix. Tickets are now available in app and on the TodayTix website.

The marathon process for The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway begins at 10 p.m. the night before the performance. The 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 these items as inspiration, the writers spend the night developing 10-minute plays. At 9 a.m. on the morning of the event, the actors receive their roles and the directors arrive to begin rehearsal. Less than 12 hours later, they must be ready to perform in front of a live audience.

Recent productions of The 24 Hour Plays have taken place in Denmark, Germany, and Finland, with upcoming productions scheduled for Mexico, Dublin and Helsinki, as well as in various theaters across the United States.

FULL CAST:

Justin Bartha (The Hangover)

Jason Biggs (Orange is the New Black)

Mike Carlsen (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

Michael Cerveris (Fun Home)

Michael Chernus (OITNB)

Joanna Christie (Narcos)

Hugh Dancy (Hannibal)

Daveed Diggs (Hamilton)

Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live)

Grace Gummer (Mr. Robot)

Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent)

Marin Ireland (Reasons to be Pretty)

Russell G. Jones (Ruined)

David Krumholtz (Numbers)

Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show)

Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels)

Shakina Nayfack (Difficult People)

Ukweli Roach (Blindspot)

Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom)

Paul Schneider (Parks and Recreation)

Justice Smith (The Get Down)

Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia)

Tracie Thoms (Rent)

Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee)

Olivia Washington (The Butler)

Julie White (The Little Dog Laughed)

Patrick Wilson (The Full Monty)

Alicia Witt (The Walking Dead)

New York-based singer, songwriter, and playwright Ethan Lipton and his Orchestra will be the musical guests for the evening.

CREATIVE TEAM:

David Lindsay-Abaire, playwright

Hansol Jung, playwright

Warren Leight, playwright

Jonathan Marc Sherman, playwright

Christopher Oscar Peña, playwright

Bess Wohl, playwright

Elena Araoz, director

Mark Brokaw, director

Carolyn Cantor, director

Patricia McGregor, director

Dick Scanlan, director

Lee Sunday Evans, director

IF YOU GO:

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS ON BROADWAY

November 14, 2016 at 8 p.m.

The American Airlines Theater

Tickets for The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway are available for purchase online at: www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=16t752&ss=1

Or call: 212-868-4444

The 24 Hour Plays began in 1995 on New York City's Lower East Side, when Tina Fallon and a group of friends wanted to find a way to make theater with limited access to time, funds, and space. In 1997, The 24 Hour Company was created by Fallon, Lindsay Bowen and Kurt Gardner, all of whom remain on the company's board today.

Through regular productions-including The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, The 24 Hour Musicals and additional shows in London, Los Angeles, Dublin, Athens and Florence-The 24 Hour Plays have brought together extraordinary artists to create time-limited theater around the world in order. Through collaborations with organizations like Urban Arts Partnership, London's Old Vic Theatre, The Del Sole Foundation and Dublin Youth Theatre, The 24 Hour Plays have raised millions of dollars for charity.

In 1997, The 24 Hour Company began licensing its trademark The 24 Hour Plays® along with the process, production handbook and other materials to select charitable and educational groups. Licensed affiliates have produced their own versions of it in regional and professional theaters, colleges and universities, and just about everywhere you can find a curtain and a stage. Now in its sixth year, The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals utilizes the company's unique process to bring together the next generation of actors, directors, playwrights and producers ages 25 and under.

Visit www.24hourplays.com for more.



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