NCM Fathom Events, Overnight Musicals and The Broadway League present “One Night Stand: Creating a Play in a Day,” a one-night event broadcast to movie theatres nationwide Jan. 30 that offers a behind-the-scenes look at New York’s theatre world.
According to press notes, the film “follows some of New York’s top actors, including Cheyenne Jackson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Rachel Dratch, as well as teams of writers, composers and directors as they are given 24 hours to write, cast, compose, rehearse and perform four short musicals. At the end of the 24 hours, the musicals make their opening, and closing, night at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre.”
It will be screened at 7:30 PM local time.
The movie event features behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the stars of “One Night Stand” as they share intimate stories of life on Broadway.
Directed by Elisabeth Sperling and Trish Dalton, the 90-minute film is described as “Four teams consisting of composers, writers, directors and actors use props to inspire the musicals: a zoot suit worn by Richard Kind on a children’s show in the 1970s inspires the ‘Islands’ musical; a phobia pop-up book is the premise for ‘Multiphobia’ and an 80s prom dress prop is used in ‘Dr. Williams’ featuring Jackson, Ferguson and Roger Bart. Dratch brings her comedic timing to the fourth musical, ‘Rachel said Sorry.’”
Also featured in “One Night Stand” are Many Gonzalez, Capathis Jenkins, Theres McCarthy, Nellie McKay, Marnie Schulenburg, Scarlet Strallen, Tracie Thoms, Tamara Tunie and Alicia Witt.
The event is broadcast to nearly 450 select movie theatres across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theatre locations, prices and tickets, visit FathomEvents.com.