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Megan Fox to make Broadway debut

Megan Fox
Image caption The project sees a group of actors, writers and directors get together to create a series of plays

Transformers actress Megan Fox is to make her Broadway debut later this month for this year's 24 Hour Plays.

The star has signed up to take part in the annual project, which sees actors, writers and directors collaborate to create a series of plays in 24 hours.

Jesse Eisenberg, Julia Stiles, Sarah Silverman and Woody Harrelson are also among the 24 actors taking part.

All of the plays will be staged on 14 November at the American Airlines Theatre with proceeds going to charity.

Now in its 10th year, all of the participants will get together on 13 November to begin creating their plays.

Each of the cast members shares a costume, prop, special skill and "stage desire" to inspire a story. Then, each writer is tasked with composing a 10-minute play based on those suggestions by the following morning.

The cast then reconvene at 09:00 and, over the next 12 hours, the plays are rehearsed before being performed for a live audience at 20:00.

Other actors taking part include Oscar-nominee Gabourey Sidibe, American Pie star Jason Biggs, the US Office star John Krasinski and My Big Fat Greek Wedding actress Nia Vardalos.

Image caption Mackenzie Crook is among the actors taking part in the UK version of The 24 Hour Plays

The writers also include three Pulitzer Prize winners: David Lindsay-Abaire, Doug Wright and Lynn Nottage.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Urban Arts Partnership, an organisation that promotes arts-integrated education programs in underprivileged communities.

Meanwhile, Mackenzie Crook and Lily Cole have been announced as being among the actors taking part in the UK version of The 24 Hour Plays at the Old Vic.

Jane Asher, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Freddie Fox, Robert Glenister, Anthony Head, Ruthie Henshall, Mathew Horne, Gina McKee and Sophia Myles have also signed up to create the six short plays.

The gala performance will take place on 13 November and will be hosted by comedian Rob Brydon.

Money raised will go to the Old Vic's development strand, Old Vic New Voices, to mentor the next generation of creative talent.

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