Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked, Promises, Promises) will star as the Hollywood diva Lily Garland opposite Peter Gallagher (The Country Girl, Guys and Dolls, Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Fox’s The O.C.) as her former lover, the bankrupt theater producer Oscar Jaffee in Roundabout Theater Company‘s revival of the classic stylish musical comedy, On The Twentieth Century. The original 1978 Broadway production directed by Hal Prince and choreographed by Larry Fuller, won John Cullum a Tony as Oscar (opposite Madeline Kahn as Lily), created a Broadway star in Judy Kaye (who replaced Kahn), and won Tonys for best score for Cy Coleman, Betty Comden and Adolph Green and best book for Comden and Green. Based on three works, the 1934 Howard Hawks film Twentieth Century, the original 1932 play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, and Charles Bruce Millholland’s unproduced play, Napoleon of Broadway, the original cast also featured Imogene Coca and Kevin Cline. The Roundabout production will be the musical’s first Broadway revival. Previews will begin Feb. 12 2015 and the show will open March 12 running through July 5th 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre. . Scott Ellis will direct, Warren Carlyle will be the choreographer.
May 14 2014