On The Twentieth Century on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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On The Twentieth Century Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Musical - Revival
  • On The Twentieth Century is 2 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: February 12, 2015
  • Show Opened : March 12, 2015
  • Show Closed: July 19, 2015

First having premiered on Broadway in 1978, this is a revival of the classic screwball musical comedy On the Twentieth Century. This production will star the beloved actors Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked, Promises, Promises) and Peter Gallagher (The Country Girl, Guys and Dolls).

On The Twentieth Century on Broadway Background

This is a Roundabout Theatre Company production, appearing at the American Airlines Theatre on 42nd Street. It is directed by Scott Ellis (The Elephant Man, You Can’t Take it With You) and choreographed by Warren Carlyle (After Midnight, The Mystery of Edwin Drood). This musical comes from the traditions of farce, operetta, and screwball comedy. The story centers around the relationship between a famous actress named Lily and a down-in-the-dumps theatre producer named Oscar. Oscar attempts to woo Lily into accepting the lead role for a project that he is working on in an attempt to win her heart. The production has been met with favorable reviews as evidenced by its five Tony nominations including one for "Best Revival of a Musical" and one for Kristin Chenoweth for "Best Actress in a Musical."

What's On The Twentieth Century Like?

Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher star as a temperamental actress and a director, respectively, and the show deals with their behind-the-scenes relationship. The musical is based on three different source materials – a 1934 film Twentieth Century, a play of the same name written in 1932 by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, as well as an unproduced play by Charles Bruce Millholland about his experiences working for the theatre producer David Belasco. Therefore, this show deals with the real inside scoop, but heightened in the way only musical comedy can do.

Is On The Twentieth Century Good for Kids?

Children will get a kick out of the superb choreography, playful tunes, and gregarious humor. Due to mildly adult themes, it may be inappropriate for children under the age of 10. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Theatre Information

Todd Haimes Theatre

227 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 740
Entrance: 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues
Theatre Information

Todd Haimes Theatre Seating Chart

On The Twentieth Century Marquee

On The Twentieth Century Marquee

Cast Members

Lily Garland
Kristin Chenoweth
Oscar Jaffee
Peter Gallagher


Roundabout Theatre Company

Production Credits

Scott Ellis
Warren Carlyle
Set Designer
David Rockwell
Costume Designer
William Ivey Long
Lighting Designer
Donald Holder
Music + Lyrics
Betty Comden + Adolph Green
Chad Beguelin

Creative Team

General Manager
Denise Cooper at Roundabout Theatre Company
Company Manager
Carly DiFulvio Allen at Roundabout Theatre Company
Casting Director
Jim Carnahan at Roundabout Theatre Company
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