On November 17, 2008, Montblanc presented our 8th Annual The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway benefit for Urban Arts Partnership.
The night featured Six original plays all written, rehearsed and performed within 24 hours, showcasing the incredible talent of actors (in order of appearance): David Cross, Craig ‘muMs’ Grant, Rosie Perez, Peter Hermann, Michael Ealy, Julia Stiles, Alexie Gilmore, Elijah Wood, Pablo Schreiber, Diane Neal, Sanaa Lathan, Alicia Witt, Horatio Sanz, Brittany Snow, Anthony Mackie, Cynthia Nixon, Jason Butler Harner, Justin Long, Maura Tierney, Matthew Settle, Rachel Dratch, Jennifer Esposito and Ben Shenkman; playwrights: Christina Anderson, Beau Willimon, Ellen Maddow, Ben Karlin, Terrence McNally and Adam Bock; directors: Josie Rourke, Thomas Kail, Peter Ellenstein, Lynne Meadow, Jessica Bauman and Ari Edelson; with musical guests M. Ward and Laura Bell Bundy, directed by Mark Armstrong. Thank you so much to the cast and crew for the herculean efforts that made for such an entertaining and inspiring production!
The night was also made possible through the generous involvement of our Supporting Sponsors: TRESemmé; Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP; Axiom; the Cashmans; Marvin & Linda Goldstein; Kate & Scott Eichel; Josh Easterly; and Brown-Forman. Urban Arts Partnership appreciates their support of arts education for low-income NYC public schools.
Read more about the plays in a selection of our press coverage for the night (including a complete 24 Hours Blog by Time Out New York):
TIME OUT NY, 11/17/08
PLAYBILL RADIO, 11/17/08
“Playbill Radio News” features Robert Viagas’ interviews w/24 Hour Plays on Broadway company members recorded today’s lunch break at the American Airline’s Theatre
“CBS2 NEWS,” WCBS-TV, 11/16/08
Horatio Sanz (“Saturday Night Live”) discusses his participation in “The 8th Annual 24 Hour Plays on Broadway” with Steve Bartlestein and Mary Calvi
Posted on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnmvg5IfZk4
“NEWS ALL WEEKEND,” NY1 NEWS, 11/16/08
Diane Neal (“Law & Order: SVU”) discusses her participation in “The 8th Annual 24 Hour Plays on Broadway” with NY1 News’ Kristen Shuaghnessey
Posted on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOn1GNzWiBU