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This week’s Top Tune was sung by the late-great comedienne Madeline Kahn and theater star John Cullum and comes from the 1978 Tony award-winning musical comedy On the Twentieth Century. Considered to be one of the last of the great Broadway musicals of the golden-era (i.e. pre-Disney), the show is getting its’ first Broadway revival by The Roundabout Theatre Company. Previews begin Friday, February 13th at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd St NYC).
Acclaimed book and lyric writers Betty Comden and Adolph Green based the musical on the classic 1934 Howard Hawks comedic film Twentieth Century while chameleon-like composer Cy Coleman provided a lush Rossini-like operatic score.
In the tune, the egotistical and perpetually broke theatrical producer Oscar Jaffee (to be played by Golden Globe-winner Peter Gallagher) plots to talk his estranged paramour, the successful and equally egotistical movie actress, Lily Garland (to be played by Emmy & Tony-winner Kristin Chenoweth) into appearing in one of his plays.
The original production was directed by Hal Prince and won Tonys for Best Score (Cy Coleman), Best Book (Comden & Green), Best Set Design (Robin Wagner), Best Actor (John Cullum) and Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Kline). Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, and Michael McGrath join the highly anticipated Roundabout production with choreography by Warren Carlyle and direction by Scott Ellis. The music director is Kevin Stites. You can purchase the original Broadway score HERE & view a brand new performance of “I’ve Got it All” by Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher HERE.
Don’t miss the train! Get your Tix HERE.
Contact & Licensing Info
“I’ve Got it All” – Publishing controlled by Notable Music Co. (Cy Coleman). Contact: Damon Booth / firstname.lastname@example.org
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw / email@example.com
Publishing for Betty Comden & Adolph Green controlled by Betdolph Music Co. & Adolph Green Publishing.
Master controlled by Sony / http://hub.sonymusic.com/licensing/contact/