The 15th Annual 24 Hour Plays: On Broadway, featuring Taran Killam, Edie Falco, Ke$ha, Rosie Perez and Molly Ringwald, will be presented Nov. 16 at 8 PM at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre.
The annual event draws distinguished artists from throughout the entertainment industry who join forces in an extreme theatre endeavor: writing, directing and performing six original short plays from the ground up in 24 hours, Nov. 15-16, with performances on the 16th. Proceeds from the performance support New York's Urban Arts Partnership in its efforts to close the achievement gap in NYC’s underserved public schools.
This year's event also features actors Sasha Alexander, Lala Anthony, Jason Biggs, Billy Crudup, Rachel Dratch, Jesse Eisenberg, Ashley Fink, Justin Long, John Krasinski, Adrienne Moore, Diane Neal, Rosie Perez, Jay Pharoah, Alison Pill, Julia Stiles, Cecily Strong, Amber Tamblyn, Tracie Thoms, Olivia Wilde, Wilmer Valderrama and Constance Zimmer.
The event will showcase the work of playwrights David Lindsay-Abaire, Rachel Axler, David Cross, Dael Orlandersmith and Jonathan Marc Sherman. Directors include Andy Fickman, Thomas Kail, Leigh Kilton Smith, Patricia McGregor, Kathy Najimi and Eduardo Ponti. Special musical guest will be The Filharmonic.
The marathon begins at 10 PM Nov. 15. Each actor shares a costume piece and a prop, and reveals a special skill and something they’ve always wanted to do onstage, after which each writer is tasked with composing a ten-minute play by 6 AM the next morning. Directors return at 9 AM to meet with their cast for the first time. Less than 12 hours later, the plays debut in front of a live audience at 8 PM.
Adrien Brody and Lorraine Bracco have both signed on to guest star on Andrew Dice Clay‘s new Showtime sitcom “Dice,” the network announced Monday.
Brody will guest star in one episode playing himself, while Bracco will appear in two episodes as Toni, a Vegas overlord who owns Clay’s gambling debts. In a series regular role, Kevin Corrigan will star as Milkshake, Dice’s best friend and right-hand man.
Created by Scot Armstrong, “Dice” chronicles the semi-true stories of Clay, whose brand of humor often gets him in trouble. Once on top, the comedian now must work to resurrect his career, pay his gambling debts, manage his sons’ rock band, fend off old fans and keep his family afloat.
Sean Furst, Bryan Furst, Bruce Rubenstein, Clay and Armstrong serve as executive producers. Fox21 Television Studios is producing, with production to begin this month for a premiere in 2016.