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Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher star in the Broadway revival of this classic musical.

Story: It's nonstop laughs aboard the Twentieth Century, a luxury coach travelling from Chicago to New York City. Luck, love and mischief collide when the bankrupt theater producer Oscar Jaffee embarks on a madcap mission to cajole glamorous Hollywood starlet Lily Garland into playing the lead in his new, non-existent epic drama. But is the train ride long enough to reignite the spark between these former lovers, create a play from scratch, and find the money to get it all the way to Broadway?

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Cy Coleman
Lyricist and Librettist: Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Based on the play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: St. James Theatre
Opening Night: Feb 19, 1978
Total Performances: 449
Original Cast: John Cullum, Madeline Kahn, Imogene Coca, Kevin Kline, George Lee Andrews, Tom Batten, Willi Burke, Susan Cella, Maris Clement, George Coe, Peggy Cooper, Keith Davis, Dean Dittman, Karen Gibson, Ray Gill, Ken Hilliard, David Horwitz, Mel Johnson, Jr., Craig Lucas, Carol Lugenbeal, Carol Lurie, Sal Mistretta, Hal Norman, Charles Rule, Stanley Simmonds, Rufus Smith, Ray Stephens, Melanie Vaughan, David Vogel, Joseph Wise
Director: Harold Prince
Choreographer: Larry Fuller
Producer: The Producers Circle 2, Inc., Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, James Cresson and Martin Richards
Musical Director: Paul Gemignani
Orchestrations: Hershy Kay
Scenic Design: Robin Wagner
Costume Design: Florence Klotz;
Lighting Design: Ken Billington
Sound Design: Robin Wagner

2015 Broadway Revival
Theatre: American Airlines Theatre
Opening Night: Mar 12, 2015
Original Cast: Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher, Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, Michael McGrath, Mary Louise Wilson, Phillip Attmore, Justin Bowen, Preston Truman Boyd, Paula Leggett Chase, Ben Crawford, Rick Faugno, Jennifer Foote, Bahiyah Hibah, Drew King, Analisa Leaming, Kevin Ligon, Erica Mansfield, James Moye, Linda Mugleston, Mamie Parris, Andy Taylor, Jim Walton and Richard Riaz Yoder
Director: Scott Ellis
Choreographer: Warren Carlyle
Producer: Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert: Managing Director; Julia C. Levy: Executive Director; Sydney Beers, General Manager)
Musical Director: Kevin Stites
Orchestrations: Larry Hochman
Scenic Design: David Rockwell
Costume Design: William Ivey Long
Lighting Design: Donald Holder
Sound Design: Jon Weston

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