Justin Long, Skylar Astin, Tracie Thoms, Melanie Griffith and More Will Take Part in The 24 Hour Plays in L.A.
By Michael Gioia
Lizzy Caplan, Brooklyn Decker, Seth Green, Melanie Griffith, Tracie Thoms, Justin Long and Skylar Astin are among the artists who will take part in The 24 Hour Plays in Los Angeles June 22 at the Broad Stage.
The one-night-only performance, produced by Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri of the Freestyle Picture Company and the 24 Hour Company, will feature actors Sasha Alexander (“Rizzoli & Isles”), Astin (“Pitch Perfect,” Spring Awakening), Jason Biggs (“American Pie,” The Graduate), Jordana Brewster (“Fast and The Furious” series), Lizzy Caplan (“Bachelorette”), Brooklyn Decker (“Battleship”), Ashley Fink (“Glee”), Seth Green (“Family Guy”), Melanie Griffith (“Working Girl,” Chicago), Gillian Jacobs (“Community”), Justin Long (“Going The Distance,” Seminar), Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”), Lamorne Morris (“New Girl”), Diane Neal (“Law and Order: SVU”), David Oyelwo (“Lincoln”), Rosie Perez (artistic board chair), Jason Ritter (“Parenthood”), Molly Sims (“Project Accessory”), Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother”) ,Jessica Szohr (“Gossip Girl”), Tracie Thoms (Rent, “The Devil Wears Prada”) and Lamorne Morris (“New Girl”).
Additionally, Emanuel De Los Santos, 16, and Cedeshea Oliver, 17, will join this year’s cast. The two are winners of the first annual Montblanc Writers Auditioners Project, which provided 18 young aspiring actors with the opportunity to act in one of the six plays.
According to press notes, “The entire creative process, from writing to directing and performing will take place in just 24 hours.”
The writers of this year’s 24 Hour Plays include Rachel Axler (Emmy winner for “Daily Show,” “New Girl,” “Parks and Recreation”), Ben Karlin (Emmy winner for “Colbert Report,” “Modern Family,” “A.C.O.D”), Will McCormack (“Celeste and Jesse Forever,” “Frenemy of the State”), Bill Wrubel (“Modern Family,” “Will & Grace”), Jennifer Crittenden (“Arrested Development,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine”). Directors include Peter Ellenstein (artistic director of the Inge Festival), Andy Fickman (“Parental Guidance”), acting coach Leigh Kilton Smith and Jonathan Levine (“50/50”).
At the show, the cast will be joined onstage by special musical guests Andy Davis, a Nashville based singer who released his album “Heartbreak Yellow” in 2012, and Lindsey Ray, a singer and songwriter who wrote “Almost Home,” which was performed by Mariah Carey and featured in the movie “Oz, The Great and Powerful.”
For more information, visit 24HourPlays.com.
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Brooklyn attended the premiere of her upcoming movie “What to expect when You’re Expecting” tonight (May 14th) in LA along with fellow cast members Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Chace Crawford & more. Check the pictures in our gallery.
Remember that both ‘Battleship’ & ‘What To Expect…’ are coming out this Friday May 18th, so go & check them out & support Brookie!
When it comes to getting that perfect shave, there’s no better model to dish out advice than this year’s Sports Illustrated covergirl Brooklyn Decker. Between her new film and shoots for SI, Brooklyn’s spent an immeasurable amount of time in a bikini, and therefore knows a thing or two about close shaves. Venus Embrace smartly placed Brooklyn on a pedestal for the warm weather season, and named her their Summer Goddess. We caught up with Brooklyn to chat razors, summer plans, and her secrets to the perfect shave.
How did you become involved with Gillette?
The Venus slogan is all about bringing out the inner goddess in you. Personally, I’m all about being healthy and bringing health awareness and fitness awareness to women, and Venus celebrates that. And, who better to be the spokesperson than someone who is in a bikini all the time?! So, it was really sort of a perfect marriage of the two forces. I’ve used Venus ever since I started shaving when I was around 13 or 14. I can’t wax because I’m not in New York enough to do it consistently. And with waxing you have to grow out your leg hair, and if you’re always in a bikini you can’t do that, so I’ve just always shaved. It was the perfect fit for us to come together and kick off summer together.
What makes this razor better than others?
The Venus Embrace was actually designed for a women’s body. I’ve been in the lab, and I’ve seen how they test. Women shave in all different directions because we’re doing our underarms, our bikini line, and our legs. This razor has a rounded head and it pivots, so it molds to all the bones on your body – your knees, your ankles. So for someone like me who’s on the go, it’s just quick and you know you’re going to be cut-free, because it’s designed for a women’s body.
Do you use shave gel? What are your shaving tricks?
Gillette actually has this new product called Satin Care In-Shower Moisturizer I just started using. It’s a lotion that you put on in the shower and then rinse off, which is kind of unusual. As soon as you do that, your legs are really shiny, without having to apply lotion when you get out of the shower after you dry off. It’s really good for moisturizing your legs, making the hair grow back slower, and keeps you nice and glowing for when you have to be on the beach!
What are your summer plans?
I’m taking two weeks off after this. I haven’t had time off this year so I’m really excited about that. I’m going to be in LA, presenting at the ESPY’s and after that, I don’t know, maybe doing another movie! I love working so right now and things are going really well. I’m happy to be where I am.
And you just won “Sexiest Woman Alive” from Esquire!
I don’t even know how you respond to that! Obviously it’s very flattering, and it means your friends and Twitter followers, and people out there are supporting you, which is really exciting. I think my mom is responsible for half the votes, and my friends for the other half, and my husband…they rigged it! Although Heidi, she’s won the Most Beautiful woman like a million times from a million sources, so I don’t think she’s crying over this at all.
Do you have any plans for Father’s Day?
Oh, I wish I was seeing my dad! I’m not, I’m actually going out of town tomorrow, and my dad will be home. He’ll be getting a nice call from me, but I’m trying to do a sneaky little Father’s Day gift, too! I’m going to do something customized. Let’s keep it a secret!