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Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART

On March 7, The 24 Hour Company teamed with the Exchange to produce The 24 Hour Musicals at The Gramercy Theatre. Four brand new musicals were written, cast, rehearsed and performed in a single day, featuring an star-studded line up of Broadway performers, composers, writers, directors, choreographers and musical directors. Creative director Ted Sperling (musical director of Light in the Piazza, South Pacific and Guys & Dolls), led some of the theatre's brightest talent from Broadway, film and television as they collaborated under one roof, in one day, to create original musical theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you coverage of CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART starring Marc Kudisch.

In all, the productions featured Debby Boone, Dee Roscioli, Jeffrey Kuhn, Savannah Wise, Todd Almond, Mandy Gonzalez (In The Heights, RENT), Golden Globe-winner America Ferrera ("Ugly Betty," Real Women Have Curves), Julian Fleisher (Coraline), Richard Kind (The Producers, "Mad About You"), three-time Tony Award-nominee Marc Kudisch (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Nellie McKay (Threepenny Opera), Anthony Rapp (RENT, "A Beautiful Mind"), and Nat Wolff ("The Naked Brothers Band"), Daneil Goldstein (Godspell), Jonathan Marc Sherman ("Things we Want"), Kate Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk ("Henry and Mudge," "Samantha Brown"), Kristofer Diaz ("The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety") for the event.

The creative process for THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS began Sunday, March 6th 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 is 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, the actors returned to begin a twelve-hour rehearsal process. At 8:00 p.m., ink barely dry, the four new musicals will be performed for a live audience. Although the actors only have one day to memorize lines, lyrics and music, create characters and learn blocking, the musicals are performed without scripts in hand.

For more information on the 24 Hour Company, visit www.24hourplays.com.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Theatre Marquee for The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Atmosphere & Stage at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Atmosphere at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Performing in at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Julie Reiber, Marc Kudisch, Amanda Green & Joelle Lurie Performing in 'Childhood Sweethearts' at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Marc Kudisch Performing in 'Childhood Sweethearts' at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Julie Reiber Performing in 'Childhood Sweethearts' at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Marc Kudisch Performing in 'Childhood Sweethearts' at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Julie Reiber Performing in 'Childhood Sweethearts' at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Marc Kudisch Performing in 'Childhood Sweethearts' at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Julie Reiber, Marc Kudisch Performing in 'Childhood Sweethearts' at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Julie Reiber, Marc Kudisch Performing in 'Childhood Sweethearts' at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Julie Reiber, Marc Kudisch Performing in 'Childhood Sweethearts' at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Julie Reiber, Marc Kudisch, Amanda Green Performing in 'Childhood Sweethearts' at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Julie Reiber, Marc Kudisch, Amanda Green Performing in 'Childhood Sweethearts' at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Julie Reiber & Amanda Green Performing in 'Childhood Sweethearts' at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Julie Reiber, Marc Kudisch, Amanda Green Performing in 'Childhood Sweethearts' at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Julie Reiber, Marc Kudisch, Amanda Green Performing in 'Childhood Sweethearts' at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Marc Kudisch & Julie Reiber Performing in 'Childhood Sweethearts' at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Marc Kudisch, Amanda Green & Julie Reiber Performing in 'Childhood Sweethearts' at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Marc Kudisch, Amanda Green & Julie Reiber Performing in 'Childhood Sweethearts' at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Joelle Lurie Performing in 'Childhood Sweethearts' at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Joelle Lurie, Julie Reiber, Marc Kudisch, Amanda Green Performing in 'Childhood Sweethearts' at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Marc Kudisch, Joelle Lurie, Amanda Green & Julie Reiber Performing in 'Childhood Sweethearts' at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Joelle Lurie, Julie Reiber, Marc Kudisch, Amanda Green Performing in 'Childhood Sweethearts' at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Marc Kudisch, Joelle Lurie, Amanda Green & Julie Reiber Performing in 'Childhood Sweethearts' at The 24 Hour Musicals after performance party at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The 24 Hour Musicals - Kudisch in CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART


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