On the Twentieth Century Starts B’way Previews

first_img Star Files Kristin Chenoweth All aboard! Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth and Tony nominee Peter Gallagher begin performances in the Broadway revival of On the Twentieth Century on February 13 at the American Airlines Theatre. Directed by Scott Ellis, the Roundabout production will play a limited engagement through July 5. Opening night is set for March 12.On the Twentieth Century features a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Cy Coleman. It follows a down-and-out Broadway producer named Oscar Jaffe (Gallagher), who struggles to convince his former muse and lover, Lily Garland (Chenoweth), now a successful film actress, to return to Broadway in a (non-existent) epic drama about Mary Magdalene. While dealing with Lily Garland’s jealous new lover and a religious fanatic aboard a luxury train, Oscar hopes he can lure her back to the stage and salvage his sinking career.In addition to Chenoweth and Gallagher, the cast includes Tony nominee Andy Karl, Mark Linn‐Baker and Tony winners Michael McGrath and Mary Louise Wilson.On the Twentieth Century premiered on Broadway in 1978, and won Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical. On The Twentieth Century View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on July 19, 2015last_img

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