On the 20th Century 1985

Opened: October 25, 1985
Closing: November 17, 1985

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Clarinetist Charles Neidich to Return to the WA Concert Series at Tenri Cultural Institute
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 21, 2024

Renowned clarinetist Charles Neidich will return to the WA Concert Series at Tenri Cultural Institute on March 1, 2024. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces Programming For April Engagement At Auditorium Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 20, 2024

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will returns to its Chicago home – the landmark Auditorium Theatre at 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive – for its 55th engagement, with six dynamic performances, April 17-21, 2024. Tickets, starting at $40, are now on sale at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater | Auditorium Theatre.

The 2024 George London Award Winners Have Been Announced
by Blair Ingenthron - Feb 17, 2024

The 2024 George London Award Winners Have Been Announced, including soprano Katerina Burton, mezzo-sopranos Emily Treigle and Erin Wagner, tenor Samuel White, and baritones Benjamin Dickerson and Darren Drone.

Review: THE CHER SHOW at Capital One Hall
by Mary Lincer - Feb 17, 2024

What did our critic think of THE CHER SHOW at Capital One Hall?

Finalists Announced For The George And Nora London Foundation Competition
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2024

The George and Nora London Foundation Competition 2024 finalists have been announced. The finals will be livestreamed on Friday, February 16, at 4:00 pm ET. Tune in to watch the talented performers showcase their skills.

Martha Graham Dance Company To Present Spring 2024 New York Season At City Center, April 17-20
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 11, 2024

The Martha Graham Dance Company presents their Spring 2024 New York Season, featuring Graham masterworks, a new 'Rodeo,' and a New York premiere by Jamar Roberts. Don't miss this celebration of American legacies at New York City Center from April 17-20, 2024.

Video: Watch THE GREATEST NIGHT IN POP Trailer to Find Out The Story Behind 'We Are The World'
by Michael Major - Jan 9, 2024

Featuring never-before-seen footage, the film details the early planning stages, including the writing sessions with Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson, and goes inside the famed Henson Studios where “We Are the World” was recorded. Watch the video trailer for The Greatest Night in Pop now!

George and Nora London Foundation for Singers Receives Gift of $215,000 from the Estate of Lois Kirschenbaum
by Stephi Wild - Jan 8, 2024

The George and Nora London Foundation for Singers has received a gift of $215,000 from the estate of Lois Kirschenbaum, the famously devoted and ubiquitous New York opera fan who passed away in March 2021 at the age of 88.

Story Behind 'We Are The World' Told In Netflix Documentary
by Michael Major - Jan 5, 2024

Find out the story behind 'We Are the World' in a new Netflix documentary. Many of the artists who were there that evening -- Richie, Bruce Springsteen, Smokey Robinson, Cyndi Lauper, Kenny Loggins, Dionne Warwick, and Huey Lewis -- reminisce alongside musicians, engineers, and production crew about one of the most storied nights in music history.

Dmitry Sitkovetsky Named Patron Of UK's The Purcell School For Young Musicians
by Stephi Wild - Jan 4, 2024

​​​​​​​Celebrated violinist, recording artist, conductor, creator, and transcriber Dmitry Sitkovetsky has been named the newest Patron of The Purcell School.

August Wilson's HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED is Coming to TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 12, 2023

THEATREWORKS SILICON VALLEY presents August Wilson's 'How I Learned What I Learned,' a powerful one-man show about the life of the acclaimed playwright. Don't miss this heartfelt portrayal of a theatrical trailblazer.

Orchestra of St. Luke's Winter/Spring 2023-24 Features Performances On All Three Carnegie Stages
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 6, 2023

OSL's winter/spring season at Carnegie Hall will feature performances on three stages, music by BIPOC composers, and more.

Every Broadway Actor in THE GILDED AGE Season Two
by Michael Major - Nov 19, 2023

The Gilded Age has returned for season two with a fresh lineup of Broadway stars! The first season of Julian Fellowes' series featured over 60 Broadway alums, including Audra McDonald, Nathan Lane, Cynthia Nixon, and more. Check out which faces you recognize from the theatre, including new additions like Laura Benanti and Jeremy Shamos.

Distinguished Composer Lowell Liebermann To Curate 'Thornwillow Concerts At Calvary' In Newburgh
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 19, 2023

Distinguished Composer Lowell Liebermann curates Thornwillow Concerts At Calvary in Newburgh, NY. GRAMMY-Award winning organist Paul Jacobs performs on the newly restored historic Skinner Pipe Organ at Calvary Presbyterian Church on November 4, 2023.

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG: A [Backwards] History of Old Friends
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 4, 2023

Go inside the complete history of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along, playing at Broadway's Hudson Theatre now!

New Federal Theatre to Present TELLING TALES OUT OF SCHOOL Beginning Next Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 23, 2023

Four women writers of the Harlem Renaissance meet in 'Telling Tales Out of School' by Wesley Brown, directed by Woodie King, Jr. at Castillo Theatre/ASP. The play offers a unique perspective on the Harlem Renaissance by providing a character study of four of its most-noted female prime movers. Check out event information here!

George & Nora London Foundation Presents Mezzo-Soprano Lindsay Kate Brown, October 22
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 19, 2023

Join us for an enchanting recital by mezzo-soprano Lindsay Kate Brown, presented by the George & Nora London Foundation. 'Serenading the Hours: A Day to Night Recital' will take place on October 22, 2023, at The Morgan Library and Museum.

PHILADELPHIA BOUND? Fall Presents Over 120 Festivals, Block Parties, Shows, Charity Events and More
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 3, 2023

Are you bound for the Philadelphia area this fall.  There’s so much to see and do that our readers will like to know about. 

Paul Taylor Dance Company to Present Works by Ulysses Dove, Amy Hall Garner, Lauren Lovette, and More in 2023 Season
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2023

The Paul Taylor Dance Company's 2023 Season at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, from October 31 through November 12, will include fourteen dances by five choreographers – Ulysses Dove, Amy Hall Garner, Larry Keigwin, Lauren Lovette, and Paul Taylor – and feature world premieres by Lovette, PTDC's Resident Choreographer, and Keigwin, Taylor Company Commissioned choreographer.

Orchestra of St. Luke's Announces 2023-24 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 22, 2023

Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) gives a record six mainstage performances at Carnegie Hall in 2023–24, as well as significant ongoing series in both of the venue's other two performance spaces, Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall.

Darren Day, Hannah-Jane Fox & More Complete the Cast of CLOSE UP - THE TWIGGY MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 14, 2023

Discover the latest additions to the cast of THE TWIGGY MUSICAL, including Darren Day and Hannah-Jane Fox. Find out when and where this highly anticipated production will be held, and secure your tickets to experience this sensational musical firsthand. Don't miss out - book your seats now!

New York Stage and Film Reveals Participants For the 2023 Filmmakers' Workshop
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2023

New York Stage and Film has announced the early-career film and TV writers who have been selected to participate in the 2023 Filmmakers’ Workshop. The participants are Nancy Duff; Harrison Hamm; Drew Harper; Atticus Hoffman; Summera Howell; Anndi Jinelle Liggett; Allyson Morgan; Craig T. Williams; and G. Wilson. 

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2023

oin Atlantic Theater Company's The Judith Champion MixFest as they showcase the best of traditional diaspora music. Immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of cultural heritage and experience a melodic journey through the rich traditions of the diaspora. Don't miss this unifying event that brings together diverse musical talents on one stage.

'In Your Face:  Chicano Art After CARA (Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation)' Comes to Spain
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2023

In Your Face:  Chicano Art After CARA (Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation) features 54 works of diverse media such as sculpture, photography, prints, painting, and mixed media by 29 Chicana/o artists will be a part of the popular Veranos de la Villa Festival at the Espacio Cultural Serreria Belga in Madrid, Spain from July 6 to August 26, 2023.

Elena Skye to Star as Twiggy in CLOSE UP �" THE TWIGGY MUSICAL World Premiere
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 3, 2023

Elena Skye will play Twiggy in the world première of Close Up – The Twiggy Musical at The Menier Chocolate Factory.


On the 20th Century has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1985.
On the 20th Century has been nominated for several awards. It was nominated for Outstanding Costume Design at the Drama Desk Awards for Florence Klotz. Additionally, it was nominated for Costume Design at The Hewes Awards for Theoni V. Aldredge.
On the 20th Century has won several awards for its outstanding costume design. Florence Klotz received the Outstanding Costume Design award at the Drama Desk Awards, while Theoni V. Aldredge won the Costume Design award at The Hewes Awards. These accolades recognize the exceptional talent and creativity displayed in the costumes of the show.