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Breaking: Henry Winkler, Julie Halston, Paul Alexander Nolan & More Join TWENTIETH CENTURY

Breaking: Henry Winkler, Julie Halston, Paul Alexander Nolan & More Join TWENTIETH CENTURY

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has just announced that Dan Butler as "Owen O'Malley," Stephen DeRosa as "First Beard," Julie Halston as "Ida Webb," Paul Alexander Nolan as "Dr. Grover Lockwood," and Henry Winkler as "Matthew Clark" have joined the one-night-only benefit reading of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's comedy Twentieth Century, in a new adaptation by Ken Ludwig, directed by Walter Bobbie. They join the previously announced Emmy, Golden Globe & SAG Award winner and Oscar & Tony Award nominee Alec Baldwin as "Oscar Jaffe" and Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Anne Heche as "Lily Garland."

Alec Baldwin, Anne Heche, Dan Butler, Stephen DeRosa and Julie Halston are reuniting following Roundabout Theatre Company's 2004 production of Twentieth Century on Broadway. Baldwin later starred in Roundabout's Entertaining Mr. Sloane (2006), Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre, and serves on Roundabout's Board of Directors. Butler was recently featured in Travesties (2018). DeRosa and Halston appeared together in The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000); Halston most recently appeared in Anything Goes (2001). Walter Bobbie will return to direct this one-night-only special event.

The reading will take place on Monday, April 29 at 7:30pm at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street).

Bankrupt, with his career on a downslide, egomaniacal Broadway director Oscar Jaffee (Baldwin) boards the Twentieth Century Limited and encounters his former discovery and ex-chorus girl Lily Garland (Heche), now a temperamental Hollywood star. He'll do anything to get her back under contract and back in his bed, but his former prote?ge? will have nothing to do with him. All of the action takes place on board the legendary Twentieth Century train from Chicago to New York City where Oscar has 20 hours to persuade Lily to return to Broadway in his upcoming show. If he fails, it's the end of the line.

Additional cast members and creative team will be announced soon.


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