Peter Gallagher to Join Kristin Chenoweth on Broadway in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Revival This Fall?
The LA Times writes: "Gallagher, who last appeared on Broadway in the 2008 revival of Clifford Odets' 'The Country Girl,' will return this fall to star with Kristin Chenoweth in the revival of 'On the Twentieth Century,' the 1978 Broadway musical that won various Tony Awards."
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As BroadwayWorld reported last summer, it has long been buzzed about that Broadway favorite Kristin Chenoweth would return to Broadway next in an upcoming revival of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. A production this year has long been rumoured, but nothing has yet been announced.
Gallagher has appeared on Broadway in productions ranging from the classic musical Guys & Dolls to Eugene O'Neill's epic Long Day's Journey into Night as well on screen in acclaimed films including sex, lies & videotape, The Player and American Beauty, among others. Currently Gallagher was recently seen on the small screen in the role of Arthur Campbell on USA's Covert Affairs and as Whitney's dad Vince on NBC's Whitney.
On the Twentieth Century is a musical with book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Cy Coleman. Part operetta, part farce, part screwball comedy, the story involves the behind-the-scenes relationship of a temperamental actress and a director. Following a Boston tryout at the Colonial Theatre, the Broadway production, directed by Hal Prince and choreographed by Larry Fuller, opened on February 19, 1978 at the St. James Theatre to mixed reviews. It ran for 11 previews and 449 performances.
The show has never been revived on Broadway; however, as part of an Actors Fund benefit, a one-night-only staged concert was held on September 26, 2005 at the New Amsterdam Theatre. The production starred Marin Mazzie as Lily, Douglas Sills as Oscar, Joanne Worley as Letitia Primrose and Christopher Sieber as Bruce, as well as appearances by Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Max Jacobs, Cheyenne Jackson as one of the "Life is Like a Train" porters, and Kathleen Turner as Imelda.
Chenoweth is best known on Broadway for her performance as Sally Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (1999), for which she won a Tony Award, and for originating the role of Glinda in the musical Wicked (2003). Her best-known television role is Annabeth Schott in NBC's The West Wing. As Olive Snook on the ABC comedy-drama Pushing Daisies, she won a 2009 Emmy Award. She has also appeared on FOX's popular series GLEE.