Monday // October 30 @ 8:00PM
American Airlines Theatre
Celebrating The Lilly Awards and Honoring Marsha Norman
Please join us October 30th at 8 pm for The 17th Annual The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre!
Our 17th Annual The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway celebrates the distinguished career of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman, in a special partnership with The Lilly Awards.

Six playwrights, six directors, 24 actors and one musical guest will create and perform six brand new short plays over the course of a single day!

Our rotating cast has included Jennifer Aniston, Elizabeth Banks, David Cross, Billy Crudup, Rosario Dawson, Rachel Dratch, America Ferrera, Seth Green, Scarlett Johansson, Ashton Kutcher, James McAvoy, Eva Mendes, Julianne Moore, Tracy Morgan, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock, Andre Royo, Sarah Silverman, Julia Stiles, M. Ward, Naomi Watts, Olivia Wilde and many more.


Premium seats include exclusive access to the private preshow toast with Marsha Norman & VIP celebrity cast afterparty.

All price points still available but going quickly.

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The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway celebrates the distinguished career of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman.

Marsha Norman is the winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize, Blackburn Prize, Hull-Warriner and Drama Desk Awards for her play ‘Night, Mother. In 1992 she won a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for her book for the Broadway musical, The Secret Garden. She also wrote the book for the musical, The Color Purple; she received a Tony nomination for the original production and a Tony Award for the 2016 Revival. Her most recent work is the adaptation of The Trumpet Of The Swan: A Novel Symphony For Actors and Orchestra, with music conducted and written by Jason Robert Brown. Her other plays include The Master Butcher’s Singing Club, which premiered at the Guthrie Theatre; Getting Out, for which she won the John Gassner Medallion and the American Theater Critics Association Citation; Third And Oak: The Laundromat; The Pool Hall; The Holdup; Traveler In The Dark; Sarah And Abraham; Loving Daniel Boone; Trudy Blue and Last Dance. To learn more about her extensive career, visit

This event is in partnership with The Lilly Awards. Their work celebrates women in the American theater and promotes gender parity.

The American Airlines Theatre – 227 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036