Megan Fox to make Broadway debut in '24 Hour Plays'
Megan Fox is set to make her Broadway debut in November, starring alongside a slew of Hollywood celebrities in a production of the hit "24 Hour Plays" project.
The annual fundraiser, produced by the 24 Hour Company and Freestyle Picture Company for Urban Arts Partnership, sees 24 stars teaming up with six writers, six directors, two musical guests and a production staff to produce six plays. A day later, the actors perform them before an audience.
Fox, 25, joins the likes of Sarah Silverman, "Precious" star Gabourey Sidibe, Tracy Morgan and Jack McBrayer of "30 Rock" and "Social Network" actor Jesse Eisenberg, whose participation in the play will also mark their own Broadway debut.
The "24 Hour Plays" show takes place on November 14 at American Airlines Theatre in New York City, according to a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com. Tickets are on sale for $250 apiece.
The event benefits the Urban Arts Partnership, a group aimed at advancing "the intellectual, social and artistic development of underserved public school students through arts-integrated education programs to close the achievement gap."
This year's "24 Hour Plays" cast also includes comedienne Woody Harrelson, Jason Biggs of "American Pie" and Julia Stiles and "The Office" actor John Krasinski, who both took part in "24 Hours Play" productions on Broadway in the past.
The two musical performers at this year's event are Laura Bell Bundy, who starred in the Broadway musical "Legally Blonde," and Andy Davis."24 Hour Plays" productions have also taken place in cities such as London and Chicago. Previous celebrity participants have included Jennifer Aniston, Elijah Wood, Ashton Kutcher and wife Demi Moore, Brooke Shields, Kevin Spacey, Vince Vaughn and America Ferrera.
Fox rose to fame as a sex symbol due to her leading role in the first two "Transformers" films but was not featured in the third movie, which was released in June, following a dispute with its director. Fox recently filmed "Friends with Kids," starring opposite Jon Hamm from "Mad Men." She also appears in the comedy movie "This is Forty," Judd Apatow's spin-off of his 2007 film "Knocked Up." In the new movie, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, who is also Apatow's wife, reprise their characters as a long time married couple facing relationship woes.
The film also stars John Lithgow, Chris O'Dowd, Albert Brooks, "Knocked Up" actors Jason Segel and Charlyne Yi and Melissa McCarthy, who starred in the Apatow produced film "Bridesmaids" and Ava Sambora, daughter of actress Heather Locklear and Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora. "This is Forty" is set for release next year.