STAR WARS star Hayden Christensen made his Broadway, New York, debut last night (24OCT05) when he appeared briefly in a 10 minute play.

The Canadian actor took to the stage at the American Airlines Arena for a four minute performance in short play THIS IS NOW, as the son of a cancer-stricken man who makes a pass at his ex-girlfriend.

Christensen was among the big name actors and actresses taking part in the fifth annual 24 HOUR PLAYS benefit, which raises cash for non-profit groups in the Big Apple.

Other celebrities who participated in the six plays, which were performed in a 24 hour period yesterday (24OCT05), included SHOWGIRLS star Elizabeth Berkley and former Brat Packers Ally Sheedy and Andrew McCarthy.

The event raised over $100,000 (GBP55,500).