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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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ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Two-Disc Cast Recording Released TodayON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Two-Disc Cast Recording Released Today
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony-nominated revival of On the Twentieth Century, which opened to widespread critical acclaim on Broadway, is now extended by two weeks through July 19, 2015 only, and the new Broadway Cast Recording is out today, May 19, via PS Classics. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mary Louise Wilson Boards THE 20TH CENTURYBWW Interview: Mary Louise Wilson Boards THE 20TH CENTURY
by Naomi Serviss - May 7, 2015

Wilson plays a straight-laced goofball with a supposedly flush checkbook in Scott Ellis's revival of the screwball comedy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY and More Celebrate Tony Nominee David RockwellPhoto Flash: Stars of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY and More Celebrate Tony Nominee David Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

On Monday, May 4, Cooper Hewitt Museum celebrated the Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY with special guest: Cooper Hewitt Trustee David Rockwell (nominated for two 2015 Tony Awards for his scenic designs of 'TWENTIETH CENTURY' and YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU). Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Photo Flash: ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Kristin Chenoweth Visits Today's 'Live'Photo Flash: ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Kristin Chenoweth Visits Today's 'Live'
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2015

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star Kristin Chenoweth stopped by today's LIVE to talk about her new Broadway musical. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Talks ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY on 'Live'VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Talks ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY on 'Live'
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2015

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star Kristin Chenoweth stopped by today's LIVE to talk about her new Broadway musical and shared her gratitude for being blessed with musical talent. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company to Present TENDERLY, THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICALTN Shakespeare Company to Present TENDERLY, THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents its first developing musical reading on the U of M mainstage with Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Freidman on May 23 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Roundabout Extends ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Starring Kristin Chenoweth & Peter GallagherRoundabout Extends ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Starring Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony-nominated revival of On the Twentieth Century, which opened to widespread critical acclaim on Broadway, is now extended by two weeks through July 19, 2015 only. (more...)

Photo Flash: New ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Shots, Featuring Tony Nominees Kristin Chenoweth & Andy Karl!Photo Flash: New ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Shots, Featuring Tony Nominees Kristin Chenoweth & Andy Karl!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the classic musical On the Twentieth Century, which will play a 20-week limited engagement through July 5, 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). In honor of the show's five Tony nominations (including nods for stars Kristin Chenoweth and Andy Karl,) new production photos have been released. Check them out below! (more...)

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...)

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