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Date Of Birth:
February 28, 1894
Date Of Death:
April 18, 1964 (70)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
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Kristin Chenoweth to Miss Sunday's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Due to IllnessKristin Chenoweth to Miss Sunday's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star Kristin Chenoweth will be out again for Sunday's matinee. The star missed performances on Friday and on Saturday due to illness. Chenoweth's understudy is Mamie Parris. No word yet on when she'll be back in the show- stay tuned! (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Sidelined from ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Tonight Due to IllnessKristin Chenoweth Sidelined from ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Tonight Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star Kristin Chenoweth is out of the show tonight, April 24, due to illness. Chenoweth's understudy is Mamie Parris. No word yet on when she'll be back in the show- stay tuned! (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth & ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Cast Perform on 'Today'!VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth & ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Cast Perform on 'Today'!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 21, 2015

Kristin Chenoweth and the cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURYstopped by this morning's TODAY to perform a medley of songs from the hit Broadway musical. (more...)

Theater Project to Welcome Rutgers Professor for Talkback, 4/10Theater Project to Welcome Rutgers Professor for Talkback, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

The Theater Project will host Rutgers Professor Michael Aaron Rockland as he leads a discussion on the issues of race and anti-Semitism in Hollywood on Friday April 10th during a special talk-back session following the production of Moonlight & Magnolias at the Burgdorff Center in Maplewood. Professor Rockland is recognized as the founder of the American Studies department at Rutgers University. He has been in the classroom for more than four decades, is the author of fourteen books, and has lectured extensively around the world. (more...)

Photo: Bradley Whitford Visits Kristin Chenoweth & ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURYPhoto: Bradley Whitford Visits Kristin Chenoweth & ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star Kristin Chenoweth took to Twitter to share a backstage photo of herself and her good friend Bradley Whitford following this week's performance of the musical revival. (more...)

The Theater Project to Stage MOONLIGHT & MAGNOLIAS, Beginning 3/26The Theater Project to Stage MOONLIGHT & MAGNOLIAS, Beginning 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Known for presenting off-Broadway-quality theater in an intimate environment, The Theater Project will usher in spring with the presentation of Moonlight & Magnolias on March 26th at the Burgdorff Cultural Center in Maplewood, New Jersey. (more...)

Broadway's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY to Receive Cast Album; Release Date Set!Broadway's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY to Receive Cast Album; Release Date Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that PS Classics will record the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY on Monday, March 23, 2015. This new Broadway Cast Recording will be released on May 19, 2015. The production is currently playing at the American Airlines Theatre through July 5, 2015. (more...)

Connecticut Playmakers to Stage MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, 3/20-28Connecticut Playmakers to Stage MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, 3/20-28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

The madcap antics behind a script overhaul that led to the iconic film 'Gone With The Wind' unravel as comedic farce in the first of at least two productions Connecticut Playmakers is offering for its 68th year of Broadway-style theater in Greenwich. The play is called 'Moonlight and Magnolias' and is to be staged under Dan Friedman's direction at the First Congregational Church (108 Sound Beach Ave.) in Greenwich March 20-22 and March 27-28. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURYIn the Spotlight Series: Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents a new Broadway production of the classic musical On the Twentieth Century starring Tony & Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, Golden Globe, SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Peter Gallagher, Tony nominee Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, Tony winner Michael McGrath and Tony winner Mary Louise Wilson. On the Twentieth Century is choreographed by Tony winner Warren Carlyle and directed by six-time Tony nominee Scott Ellis, and features music by Cy Coleman, and book & lyrics by Betty ComdenandAdolph Green. On the Twentieth Century is based on plays by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur & Bruce Millholland. The original Broadway production was directed by Harold Prince. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the company in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!Photo Coverage: Inside ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents a new Broadway production of the classic musical On the Twentieth Century starring Tony & Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, Golden Globe, SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Peter Gallagher, Tony nominee Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, Tony winner Michael McGrath and Tony winner Mary Louise Wilson. On the Twentieth Century is choreographed by Tony winner Warren Carlyle and directed by six-time Tony nominee Scott Ellis, and features music by Cy Coleman, and book & lyrics by Betty ComdenandAdolph Green. On the Twentieth Century is based on plays by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur & Bruce Millholland. The original Broadway production was directed by Harold Prince. The production officially opened last night, and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Chenoweth Glitters in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURYBWW Reviews: Chenoweth Glitters in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by Michael Dale - Mar 15, 2015

A mediocre production of a great musical is highlighted by Kristin Chenoweth's superlative turn. (more...)

Review Roundup: ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Opens on Broadway - ALL the Reviews!Review Roundup: ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Opens on Broadway - ALL the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 15, 2015

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY has just officially opened on Broadway and we're rounding up all the reviews as they come up! Check back for LIVE UPDATES! (more...)

Next Stop... Broadway! Meet the Full Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Opening TonightNext Stop... Broadway! Meet the Full Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Opening Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Mar 15, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY officially opens tonight, March 15, 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre. This is a limited engagement through July 5, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the full company and watch interviews with the cast (who celebrated their originally planned opening on March 12) below! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY on Opening Night!BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 13, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of On the Twentieth Century now technically opens on Sunday, March 15, 2015, as a result of Peter Gallagher missing a week of performances due to a sinus infection. Sickness didn't stop the show however, and the company celebrated their opening on the originally planned March 12- last night! BroadwayWord's Richard Ridge was there for the special night and you can check out interviews with the full gang below! (more...)

BWW TV: The Train Has Arrived! Watch Highlights from ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURYBWW TV: The Train Has Arrived! Watch Highlights from ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 13, 2015

All Aboard! BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a first look at highlights from ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY below! Check them out and then join us on Sunday night for our LIVE Review Roundup as the show officially opens for critics. (more...)

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY with Osnes, Fontana & More!BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY with Osnes, Fontana & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 13, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of On the Twentieth Century now technically opens on Sunday, March 15, 2015, as a result of Peter Gallagher missing a week of performances due to a sinus infection. Sickness didn't stop the show however, and the company celebrated their opening on the originally planned March 12- last night! BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet, and below, you can check out interviews with Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Vanessa Williams, Victor Garber, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Cast Takes Opening Night Bows!Photo Coverage: ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Cast Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Mar 13, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of On the Twentieth Century now technically opens on Sunday, March 15, 2015, as a result of Peter Gallagher missing a week of performances due to a sinus infection. Sickness didn't stop the show however, and the company celebrated their opening on the originally planned March 12- last night! Check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: All Aboard! ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Celebrates Opening Night Early!Photo Coverage: All Aboard! ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Celebrates Opening Night Early!
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 13, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of On the Twentieth Century now technically opens on Sunday, March 15, 2015, as a result of Peter Gallagher missing a week of performances due to a sinus infection. Sickness didn't stop the show however, and the company celebrated their opening on the originally planned March 12- last night! Check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Update - Peter Gallagher Out Tonight Due to Illness, Expected to Return TomorrowON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Update - Peter Gallagher Out Tonight Due to Illness, Expected to Return Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Gallagher returned to the show earlier this week, but BroadwayWorld has just learned that he will be out again tonight, March 6, and the matinee tomorrow, March 7. Gallagher is expected to return for the evening performance. Understudy James Moye will perform the role of Oscar Jaffee in his absence. (more...)

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Update - Peter Gallagher Back Out of the Show Until Friday Due to IllnessON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Update - Peter Gallagher Back Out of the Show Until Friday Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of On the Twentieth Century will now open on Sunday, March 15, as a result of Peter Gallagher missing a week of performances due to a sinus infection. Gallagher returned to the show yesterday, but BroadwayWorld has just learned that he will be out of both performances today, March 4, and tomorrow. Gallagher is scheduled to return on Friday, March 6. Understudy James Moye will perform the role of Oscar Jaffee in his absence. (more...)

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