Rebecca Naomi Jones, Lisa Loeb & More to Take Part in THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS in Hollywood

Actors scheduled to participate in this year’s event include Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead), Kether Donohue (Pitch Perfect), Andrew Leeds (Barry, The Dropout), and more.

By: May. 17, 2022

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Lisa Loeb & More to Take Part in THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS in Hollywood

On May 23, 2022, distinguished artists from across the nation's entertainment industry will come together in Los Angeles for The 24 Hour Musicals, the intensive theatrical endeavor where stars from Broadway, film and TV come together to write, compose, rehearse and perform four original musicals within a 24 hour time span at the Bourbon Room.

For 27 years, The 24 Hour Plays® have brought together extraordinary artists to create time-limited theater around the world. "We're back," said artistic director Mark Armstrong.

"After two years of creating monologues, plays and musicals through both virtual and hybrid experiences," he said, referencing The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues (which produced 600+ free-to-view theater pieces featuring stars of stage and screen beginning at the onset of the pandemic), "seeing this incredible group of artists gather in person the night before will be incredibly powerful. The following night, actors, writers, composers, directors and choreographers join with a live band for a one-time-only theatrical experience. We're grateful to be back on stage and thrilled to partner with the Bourbon Room for this intimate event."

Actors scheduled to participate in this year's event include Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead), Kether Donohue (Pitch Perfect), Andrew Leeds (Barry, The Dropout), Mary Faber (Parks and Recreation), Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces), Erica Chamblee (House of Cards) Gracie Gillam (Teen Beach Movie), Mary Chieffo (Star Trek: Discovery), Mina Sundwall (Lost in Space), Rena Strober (Wicked), Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot), Shannon Purser (Stranger Things), Timm Sharp (Enlightened), Lily Brooks O'Briant (Matilda), Paravi (@pxrxvi), John Arthur Hill (The Good Shepherd) and more to be announced soon; writers and composers Lisa Loeb, Lindsey Kraft, J. Holtham, Brad Silnutzer and Joey Orton, Steve Yockey, and Rachel Axler; directors Gordon Greenberg, Jaki Bradley and Michael John Garcés; choreographer John Carrafa; music supervisor and directors Mark T. Evans, Dwight Rivera, Elizabeth Curtin, Jennifer Lucy Cook, Angela Parrish. Additional cast and creative team members will be announced soon!

The marathon process for The 24 Hour Musicals begins the night before the show at a kick-off event hosted and sponsored by Neuehouse. Performers, composers, directors, choreographers, music directors, musicians and production staff gather for a brief talent orientation where they share special talents, skills, desires, and sing some songs! At 11 PM, writers and composers begin crafting 15-20 minute musicals overnight; at 9 AM, actors receive their roles, and directors, choreographers and musicians begin rehearsal. Less than 12 hours later, they must be ready to perform in front of a live audience.

Following the May 23 event, The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway will return in person this fall for the 22nd year.; in July, the company's annual free professional intensive, The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, brings together 43 early-career artists for a weeklong experience culminating in their own production of The 24 Hour Plays. Season Three of The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues is ongoing and licensed partner productions are planned around the world.


May 23, 2022 at 8 pm

The Bourbon Room

6356 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Tickets start at $49 and VIP access tickets are available.

Tickets for THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS are available for purchase online at

About The 24 Hour Plays® (est. 1995, Mark Armstrong, artistic director)

The 24 Hour Plays® bring together creative communities to produce plays and musicals written, rehearsed, and performed in 24 hours. Flagship events include The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway and The 24 Hour Musicals in New York City, as well as productions in London, Los Angeles, Dublin, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Germany, Athens, Finland, Mexico City, Florence, Denmark and more. Since March 2020, The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues have generated 600 new free-to-view theater pieces featuring over 800 artists that have been viewed millions of times.

Each summer, The 24 Hour Plays bring together early-career actors, directors, playwrights, producers and composers for a free professional intensive culminating in their own production of The 24 Hour Plays. Over ten years, this program has introduced audiences and collaborators to a generation of artists who are changing the game in theater, television and film. Partner organizations produce The 24 Hour Plays in professional theaters, colleges and high schools, touching everyone from celebrities to students.
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