The documentary OneNightStandgives us a look at what happens when top actors, writers, and directors are given 24 hours to create and perform four short musicals. As BroadwayWorld puts it, the hilarious documentary is like A Chorus Line meets ProjectRunway. In 90 minutes, OneNightStand captures emotions of excitement to anxiety and sheer panic that lead to the final thrill of the finished performance, revealing the magic that talented artists use to create a work from scratch.
Starring Cheyenne Jackson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Rachel Dratch, OneNightStand will open in over 400 Theaters in the U.S. on Jan 30, 2013 for a one night event. According to PlayBill, the movie event will also feature exclusive 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, here's how they describe the film: "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."
Behind the scenes photos, check out the body language from Cheyenne and Jesse: