This day in 1978, Cy Coleman, Betty Comden, Adolph Green‘s multi-Tony Award winning musical On The Twentieth Century opened on Broadway at the St. James Theatre! Considered the last great production of the golden era of Broadway musicals, the show was based on the classic 1934 Howard Hawks comedic film Twentieth Century and set to a lush Rossini-like operatic score. You can board for a ride March 9 – April 30th courtesy of the Cygnet Theatre Company, San Diego. Don’t miss the train! Click HERE for more information and tickets.
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Click HERE to watch the Tony Awards Performance of Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher, and the full cast of On The Twentieth Century perform a medley of “Life Is Like A Train”, “On The 20th Century”, “I’ve Got it All”, and “Babette”.
The New York Times calls the revival “Ridiculously sublime!” It is the most nominated revival of the season including 5 Tony noms including Best Revival of a Musical and is now running through July 19th at The American Airlines Theatre. The music is by Cy Coleman with Book & Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. You can get tickets and more info HERE.
Classic Movie Hub is hosting a You Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy Coleman book giveaway. The contest ends Saturday, June 6th. Click HERE to enter.
Cy Coleman penned such standards as “Witchcraft”, “Big Spender”, and “The Best is Yet to Come”. He wrote classic musicals such as Sweet Charity, On The Twentieth Century, City of Angels, The Will Rogers Follies, and Little Me. Everyone knows his music, but few know the man behind these timeless tunes–until now. Author Andy Propst takes readers into the world and work of this amazing Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning composer and performer. Propst explores Coleman’s days as a child prodigy in the 1930s, his time as a hot jazz pianist and early TV celebrity in the 1950s, and his life as one of Broadway’s preeminent composers. A must-read!