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On the Twentieth Century

On the Twentieth Century

by Cy Coleman, Betty Comden and Adolph Green

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On the Twentieth Century

On the Twentieth Century




Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher star in the Broadway revival of this classic musical, based on the play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.


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?


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THEATRE

American Airlines Theatre
227 West 42nd Street
New York, NY

Info and Directions

Schedule
MONDAY
Dark
TUESDAY
8 PM
WEDNESDAY
2 and 8 PM
THURSDAY
8 PM
FRIDAY
8 PM
SATURDAY
2 and 7 PM
SUNDAY
2 PM

Important Dates
PREVIEWS: Feb 12, 2015
OPENING: Mar 12, 2015
CLOSING: Jul 5, 2015


Run Time
2 hours and 30 minutes (1 Intermission)


NOTE: Most shows have special holiday dates and times. Check the official website for more information.

Composer

Composer
Cy Coleman

Lyricist

Lyricist and Librettist
Betty Comden

Lyricist

Lyricist and Librettist
Adolph Green



  • Premiere
  • 2015
  • 1934 Film

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

1934 Film Version

Movie Name
Twentieth Century
Type
Non-Musical
Director
Howard Hawks
Screenplay
Ben Hecht , Charles MacArthur
Starring
John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
2014 Broadway Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
1934 Hollywood Version DVD


Books

Book
Play


Other

Merchandise




1978 Tony Award Nominations

Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Actor in a Musical - John Cullum
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Kevin Kline
Best Scenic Design
Best Musical
Best Actress in a Musical - Madeline Kahn
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Imogene Coca
Best Direction of a Musical

1978 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Kevin Kline
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Judy Kaye

1978 Theatre World Award Nominations

Judy Kaye

2015 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Kristin Chenoweth
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Andy Karl
Outstanding Choreography

2015 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Choreographer
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Peter Gallagher
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Kristin Chenoweth
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Andy Karl
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Mary Louise Wilson

2015 Drama League Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
Distinguished Performance Award - Kristin Chenoweth
Distinguished Performance Award - Andy Karl

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