The 12th annual The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway Red Carpet at B.B. King’s Blues Club took place November 12, 2012. The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway is an annual benefit event produced by the 24 Hour Company and Freestyle Picture Company for Urban Arts Partnership.
At 10PM on Sunday, November 11th – the night before the show – a stellar group of six writers, six directors, 24 accomplished actors, two musical guests, and a production staff gathered at the American Airlines Theatre. The casts met for the first time at 9 AM and, over the next 12 hours the plays were rehearsed and produced for a live performance at 8:00 PM.[slideshow post_ID=”8708″ width=”600″ height=”400″ exclude=”6″]
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1.NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 12: Justin Long, Olivia Wilde and Billy Crudup perform onstage
2. NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 12: Cast (Kristin Schaal, Seth Green, Vanessa Hudgens) performs onstage
3. NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 12: Taran Killam and Justin Long attend the 12th Annual Production of The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway After Party
4. NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 12: Vanessa Hudgens, Amanda Heard, Jan-patrick Schmitz, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Maura Tierney attend the 12th Annual Production of The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway After Party
5. NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 12: Gina Gershon and Rachel Dratch attend the 12th Annual Production of The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway After Party
6. NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 12: Cast performs onstage at the 12th Annual Production of The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway
PARTICIPATING ACTORS: Amber Heard (The Rum Diary, Zombieland), Amber Tamblyn (127 Hours, House M.D), America Ferrera (Emmy and Golden Globe Award Winner for Ugly Betty, End of Watch), Anthony Mackie (Gangster Squad, The Hurt Locker), Billy Crudup (Tony Award Winner for The Coast of Utopia, Almost Famous), Diane Neal (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NCIS), Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie Series, How to Make It In America), Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage, The Mentalist), Fisher Stevens (Damages, Lost), Gabourey Sidibe (Academy Award Nominee for Precious, The Big C), Gina Gershon (Killer Joe, How to Make It in America), Jack McBrayer (30 Rock, The Campaign), Jason Biggs (American Pie Series, Mad Love), Justin Long (New Girl, Going the Distance), Mickey Sumner (CBGB, Francis Ha, Missed Connection), Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock), Rosie Perez (Won’t Back Down, Close Up Space on Broadway), Sam Rockwell (Seven Psychopaths, Iron Man 2), Seth Green (Family Guy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live, Community), Tracie Thoms (Looper, Harry’s Law), Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical Series, Spring Breakers), Vincent Piazza (Boardwalk Empire, Rescue Me), and Zosia Mamet (Girls, Mad Men).
Writers: Adam Bock (The Receptionist, The Drunken City), Craig “muMs” Grant (Labyrinth Theater Company), Jonathan Marc Sherman (Things We Want, Knickerbocker), Rachel Axler (Emmy Award Winner for The Daily Show, New Girl), Theresa Rebeck (Seminar, Creator of Smash), and Urban Arts Alumnus Maynor Alas (Winner of the Montblanc Young Writers Project) mentored by Kristoffer Diaz (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety).
Directors: Ari Edelson (The New Group, Dorset Theater Festival), Andy Fickman (You Again, Parental Guidance), Josie Rourke (Artistic Director of Donmar Warehouse), Leigh Silverman (Chinglish, Well), and Patricia McGregor (Hurt Village), Thomas Kail (Tony Award Nominee for In the Heights, Magic/Bird).