Six playwrights, six directors, 24 actors, and a musical guest will perform six brand-new short plays written and rehearsed over the course of a single day at Roundabout Theatre Company’s The 24 Hour Plays Off-Broadway. The lineup of actors includes Lady Bird and Hello, Dolly! star Beanie Feldstein, Tony winner Reed Birney, stage and screen actor Aasif Mandvi, Sarah Steele, Gideon Glick, and more.
The event will take place April 9 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.
The six will plays will be penned by Roundabout Underground playwriting alumni Joshua Harmon, whose play Admissions is currently playing Off-Broadway, Jiréh Breon Holder, Meghan Kennedy, Alex Lubischer, Ming Peiffer, Jenny Rachel Weiner, and musical guest Adam Gwon and Friends.
Also tapped to perform on the evening will be Anna Baryshnikov, Beth Behrs, Mike Carlsen, Jackie Cruz, André De Shields, Brett Gelman, Betty Gilpin, Sas Goldberg, Mamie Gummer, Nina Hellman, Richard Kind, Arian Moayed, Jeremy Shamos, and Leslie Uggams, plus additional artists to be announced soon.
All proceeds from the evening will benefit Roundabout Underground and the New Play Initiative.
“Roundabout Underground and The 24 Hour Plays share a commitment to discovering and nurturing new voices in the American theatre,” Roundabout Director of New Play Development Jill Rafson and The 24 Hour Plays Executive Director Mark Armstrong said in a joint statement, adding, “as well as to creating dynamic, unforgettable theater experiences. The 24 Hour Plays Off-Broadway promises to be a joyous, singular evening celebrating both of those endeavors.”
Tickets can be purchased at RoundaboutTheatre.org or by calling Audience Services at (212) 719-1300.