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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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Musicals Tonight Sets Cast for HAZEL FLAGG at Lion Theatre; Performances Begin Next MonthMusicals Tonight Sets Cast for HAZEL FLAGG at Lion Theatre; Performances Begin Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Hazel Flagg has a book by Ben Hecht, lyrics by Bob Hilliard, and music by Jule Styne. (more...)

Photo Flash: All Aboard! First Look at Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher and More in Broadway's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURYPhoto Flash: All Aboard! First Look at Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher and More in Broadway's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the classic musical On the Twentieth Century, which will play a 20-week limited engagement through July 5, 2015, opening officially on March 12, 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). On the Twentieth Century began previews on February 13. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below! (more...)

On The 20th Century: Read, Watch, DoOn The 20th Century: Read, Watch, Do
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Feb 20, 2015

Immerse yourself in the world of the madcap musical, On the Twentieth Century, with our recommended listening, reading and doing lists! (more...)

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Starring Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher, Begins Previews TonightON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Starring Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher, Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the classic musical On the Twentieth Century, which will play a 20-week limited engagement through July 5, 2015, opening officially on March 12, 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). On the Twentieth Century begins previews tonight, February, 13. (more...)

VIDEO: Preview Connecticut Playmakers' MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS; Runs 3/20-28VIDEO: Preview Connecticut Playmakers' MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS; Runs 3/20-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 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. (more...)

Connecticut Playmakers to Stage MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, 3/20-28Connecticut Playmakers to Stage MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, 3/20-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 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. (more...)

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's First Preview Pushed Back One DayON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's First Preview Pushed Back One Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

On the Twentieth Century will now begin previews on Friday, February, 13. The first performance was originally scheduled for Thursday, February 12. The new first preview date is the result of the blizzard in New York City on Tuesday, January 27, which resulted in lost tech rehearsal time at the American Airlines Theatre. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

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Photo Coverage: ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Meets the Press - Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher and More!Photo Coverage: ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Meets the Press - Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher and More!
by Walter McBride - Jan 30, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the classic musical On the Twentieth Century, which will play a 20-week limited engagement through July 5, 2015, beginning previews on February 12, 2015 and opening officially on March 12, 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld brings you photos below! (more...)

BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY- Peter Gallagher, Kristin Chenoweth & More!BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY- Peter Gallagher, Kristin Chenoweth & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 29, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the classic musical On the Twentieth Century, which will play a 20-week limited engagement through July 5, 2015, beginning previews on February 12, 2015 and opening officially on March 12, 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Starring Tony & Emmy Award winner Chenoweth, Golden Globe & SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Gallagher, Tony nominee Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, Tony winner Michael McGrath and Tony winner Mary Louise Wilson, On the Twentieth Century will be choreographed by Tony winner Warren Carlyle and directed by six-time Tony nomineeScott Ellis, and features music by Cy Coleman and book & lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. On the Twentieth Century is based on plays by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur & Bruce Millholland. The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the full gang. Check out interviews with Chenoweth, Gallagher, Ellis and more below! (more...)

First Listen - ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher Sing 'I've Got It All'First Listen - ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher Sing 'I've Got It All'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's official site just released an audio clip of stars Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher singing 'I've Got It All'. Listen HERE! (more...)

MAN OF LA MANCHA, VEILS, BUTLER and More Set for Barrington Stage's 2015 SeasonMAN OF LA MANCHA, VEILS, BUTLER and More Set for Barrington Stage's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

At a press conference held at Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd announced the theatre's 2015 season of musicals and plays that will take place in Downtown Pittsfield in the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, St. Germain Stage and Youth Theatre venues. (more...)

New York Jewish Film Festival Announces 'Beyond The Screen' ProgramsNew York Jewish Film Festival Announces 'Beyond The Screen' Programs
by Movies News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center are presenting the 24th annual New York Jewish Film Festival at the Film Society's Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, January 14-29, 2015. (more...)

92Y to Host Evening with ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher92Y to Host Evening with ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Two consummate Broadway babies are back onstage-she for the first time since 2010's hit Promises and Promises, and he in his first musical appearance since 1992's legendary Guys and Dolls. On Monday, April 6, join TonyŽ-winning diva Kristin Chenoweth and Golden Globe winner Peter Gallagher as they trade intimate stories of balancing their incredibly varied careers-in theater, film, TV and music-and their lives outside the limelight. Discover how these stars sustain their passion, and hear tidbits on Roundabout Theatre Company's new hot-ticket revival of the madcap musical comedy On the Twentieth Century. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2015 Jewish Film FestivalFilm Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2015 Jewish Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will present the 24th annual New York Jewish Film Festival at the Film Society's Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (more...)

Mamie Parris, Preston Truman Boyd & More Join Cast of Roundabout's ON THE 20TH CENTURY; Full Company Announced!Mamie Parris, Preston Truman Boyd & More Join Cast of Roundabout's ON THE 20TH CENTURY; Full Company Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced additional casting for the 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 will be 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 Comden and Adolph 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. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Andy Karl Live Tweets from ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Photo ShootTwitter Watch: Andy Karl Live Tweets from ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Photo Shoot
by BWW Staff - Oct 27, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Andy Karl wrote 'Hey everybody @Andy_Karl here tweeting for Roundabout. I'll be giving you an inside look at On the Twentieth Century today! #AndyKarl20C (more...)

Breaking News: Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, Michael McGrath and Mary Louise Wilson Join Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY!Breaking News: Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, Michael McGrath and Mary Louise Wilson Join Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced that the new Broadway production of the classic musical ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY starring TonyŽ & EmmyŽ Award winner Kristin Chenoweth as 'Lily Garland' and Golden Globe & SAG Award winner & TonyŽ nominee Peter Gallagher as 'Oscar Jaffee,' will feature TonyŽ nominee Andy Karl as 'Bruce Granit,' Mark Linn?Baker as 'Oliver Webb,' TonyŽ Award winner Michael McGrath as 'Owen O'Malley' and TonyŽ Award winner Mary Louise Wilson as 'Letitia Primrose.' On The Twentieth Century will be choreographed by TonyŽ Award winner Warren Carlyle and directed by six?time TonyŽ nominee Scott Ellis, and features music by Cy Coleman and book & lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. On The Twentieth Century is based on plays by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur & Bruce Mullholland. The original Broadway production was directed by Harold Prince. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: GONE WITH THE WIND Breezes Back To Movie TheatersFLASH FRIDAY: GONE WITH THE WIND Breezes Back To Movie Theaters
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 26, 2014

Today we are saluting one of the most celebrated and acclaimed films of all time in honor of its Fathom & TCM re-release, GONE WITH THE WIND. (more...)

SM Playhouse's 2 ACROSS Opens TodaySM Playhouse's 2 ACROSS Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

Santa Monica Playhouse Presents the 10th Anniversary production Jerry Mayer's 2 ACROSS opening tonight, August 23, 2014. Can A Crossword Puzzle Change Your Life? A commuter train leaves San Francisco Airport at 4:15 a.m. on its way to the East Bay. A man and a woman who have nothing in common but their crossword puzzles are on that BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train. She takes crosswords (and life) very seriously; he treats everything like a game. By the time they reach East Bay their lives have changed. Over 40 Million people in the U.S. do crossword puzzles every day. Most never finish them; a driven few would rather die than give up. 2 ACROSS has one of each, and the sparks that fly will have you laughing till you drop. (more...)

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