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American Airlines Theatre (New York, NY)
229 W. 42nd St.

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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.

Production dates have yet to be announced.

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 - October 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...)

New Poster Unveiled For ON THE 20TH CENTURY Starring Kristin ChenowethNew Poster Unveiled For ON THE 20TH CENTURY Starring Kristin Chenoweth
by Pat Cerasaro - September 13, 2014

A flashy new poster has been unveiled for the upcoming Broadway revival of ON THE 20TH CENTURY starring Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher. (more...)

'On the 20th Century's Peter Gallagher Joins Cast of LAW & ORDER: SVU'On the 20th Century's Peter Gallagher Joins Cast of LAW & ORDER: SVU
by TV News Desk - September 5, 2014

Peter Gallagher, who next spring will star opposite Kristin Chenoweth in Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of On the Twentieth Century as Oscar Jaffe, has joined the cast of NBC's 'Law & Order: SVU.' (more...)

Twitter Watch: Kristin Chenoweth Poses with TWENTIETH CENTURY Costar Peter GallagherTwitter Watch: Kristin Chenoweth Poses with TWENTIETH CENTURY Costar Peter Gallagher
by BWW Staff - August 18, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Kristin Chenoweth wrote ' My handsome leading man and I @petergallagher ' (more...)

Artwork Revealed for ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY with Kristin ChenowethArtwork Revealed for ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY with Kristin Chenoweth
by Matt Tamanini - July 9, 2014

Today, the Roundabout Theatre Company released new artwork for the Broadway revival of On the Twentieth Century, starring Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher. (more...)

On the Twentieth Century joins our 2014-15 Season!On the Twentieth Century joins our 2014-15 Season!
by Roundabout Theatre Company - May 13, 2014

It is my great pleasure to announce that we will be producing the musical On the Twentieth Century, with book and lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green, score by Cy Coleman, and directed by Scott Ellis. Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher will star in this production, opening in the spring of 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Flashback- ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURYSTAGE TUBE: Broadway Flashback- ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2014

It's been over 36 years since the show debuted on Broadway, and below, we bring you a video flashback of the original cast in action, including: John Cullum, Imogene Coca, Kevin Kline, and Madeline Kahn- who was replaced by Judy Kaye soon after the show opened. (more...)

It's Official! Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Broadway with Peter Gallagher in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY in Spring 2015It's Official! Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Broadway with Peter Gallagher in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY in Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

It's been rumored, talked about, discussed and we've been reporting on it for what feels like forever -- and now, it's official! Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that it will present Tony & Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth as 'Lily Garland' and Golden Globe & SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Peter Gallagher as 'Oscar Jaffe' in a new Broadway production of the classic musical On the Twentieth Century, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. On the Twentieth Century features music by Cy Coleman and book & lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green. (more...)

Jackman & Chenoweth Star in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY ReadingJackman & Chenoweth Star in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Reading
by BWW News Desk - March 7, 2011

Variety.com is reporting that Hugh Jackman, Kristin Chenoweth and Andrea Martin co-starred in a recent Roundabout Theatre Company reading of On the Twentieth Century. Though readings are often considered precursors to Broadway productions, there has been no official word about the reading, or the possibilities of a future production, with or without those stars. (more...)