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On the Twentieth Century - 2015 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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It's nonstop laughs aboard the Twentieth Century, a luxury train traveling from Chicago to New York City. Luck, love and mischief collide when the bankrupt theater producer Oscar Jaffee (Golden Globe winner Peter Gallagher) embarks on a madcap mission to cajole glamorous Hollywood starlet Lily Garland (Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth) into playing the lead in his new, non-existent epic drama. But is the train ride long enough to reignite the spark between these former lovers, create a play from scratch, and find the money to get it all the way to Broadway?

Schedule

Running Time:

Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

American Airlines Theatre (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
229 W. 42nd St.
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Featured Reviews For On the Twentieth Century


'On the Twentieth Century' review: Revival glitters - Newsday
Ellis actually has him pump iron with the tiny actress as a barbell. And, over and over, Carlyle turns the four train porters into a marvelous tap-happy quartet that recreates the sound -- and the almost preposterous pleasure -- of the long-lost cross-country carriage trade. Lovely, all lovely.

'On the Twentieth Century': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
Lily is a role that calls for a true coloratura, and Chenoweth's voice remains a rare instrument, effortlessly scaling the trilling peaks while the actress scampers mischievously through every bit of campy, self-worshipping comic business in the book. Gallagher proves to be almost her match by hamming up a storm as a character perhaps even more flamboyant than Lily, even if the supposedly deep-rooted connection between them is unconvincing. (There's no evidence of the recent vocal strain that caused him to miss a stretch of previews.) However, the performances remain wedded to a broad slap-shtick mode that gets very old very fast, much like the antique sight gag of a cartwheeling granny. And while both Lily's and Oscar's songs are virtuoso comedy turns, the problem is they're seldom fun; at least not for long.... People sitting near me were roaring with laughter, so the show's cornball humor was obviously working for some. But while I was as ready as the next guy to be taken on a delirious musical journey, the train never leaves the station.


 

On the Twentieth Century Broadway Cast



 

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by Pat Cerasaro - July 20, 2015
Kristin Chenoweth and company say goodbye to ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY!
by Jessica Showers - July 19, 2015
Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony-nominated revival of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY ends its extended soujourn today, July 19, 2015 at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre. Below, before the train pulls out of the station for good, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the show's run on Broadway!
by Pat Cerasaro - July 14, 2015
Kristin Chenoweth shows love for her ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY co-star!
by Tyler Peterson - July 8, 2015
Kristin Chenoweth may have missed today's matinee of Broadway's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, but rest assured Roundabout patrons, she'll be back in action as Lily Garland at this evening's performance.
by Caryn Robbins - July 6, 2015
ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star Kristin Chenoweth turned to Twitter to share a patriotic shot of a 'Pushing Daisies' backstage reunion.
by Pat Cerasaro - June 29, 2015
Kristin Chenoweth shows love for the FDNY!
by Caryn Robbins - June 29, 2015
Roundabout Theatre Company's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Tony Award winning Director and choreographer Warren Carlyle celebrated Friday's historic Supreme Court rulling on marriage equality
by Pat Cerasaro - June 25, 2015
ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY resumes after a fire alarm!
by Pat Cerasaro - June 22, 2015
Kristin sends some love back home!
by Pat Cerasaro - June 21, 2015
ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY welcomes an AFTER MIDNIGHT star!
by Pat Cerasaro - June 18, 2015
ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY welcomes back its leading lady!
by Pat Cerasaro - June 17, 2015
2015 Tony Awards host and ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star welcomes a fellow Tony host and winner!
by Pat Cerasaro - June 16, 2015
2015 Tony Awards host and ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star loves her some Dolly Parton!
by Pat Cerasaro - June 13, 2015
Tony Awards host and ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star talks Tonys and more!
by Pat Cerasaro - June 8, 2015
Tony Awards host and ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star all in one day!

On the Twentieth Century Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of On the Twentieth Century have their been?
On the Twentieth Century has had 8 productions including Broadway which opened in 1978, Broadway which opened in 1978, US Tour which opened in 1979, West End which opened in 1980, Off-Off-Broadway which opened in 1985, Broadway which opened in 2005, Broadway which opened in 2005 and Broadway which opened in 2015.

What Tony Awards has On the Twentieth Century been nominated for?
Best Costume Design of a Musical for William Ivey Long, Best Revival of a Musical for On the Twentieth CenturyBest Revival of a Musical for Roundabout Theatre Company and Best Scenic Design of a Musical for David Rockwell.

What other awards has On the Twentieth Century been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Warren Carlyle, Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for On the Twentieth Century, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Kristin Chenoweth, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Andy Karl, Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for On the Twentieth Century, Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Warren Carlyle, Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for William Ivey Long, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Scott EllisOutstanding Revival of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for On the Twentieth Century and Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David Rockwell.

What productions of On the Twentieth Century have their been?
On the Twentieth Century has had 8 productions including Broadway which opened in 1978, Broadway which opened in 1978, US Tour which opened in 1979, West End which opened in 1980, Off-Off-Broadway which opened in 1985, Broadway which opened in 2005, Broadway which opened in 2005 and Broadway which opened in 2015.

What awards has On the Twentieth Century been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Warren Carlyle, Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for On the Twentieth Century, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Kristin Chenoweth, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Andy Karl, Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for On the Twentieth Century, Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Warren Carlyle, Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for William Ivey Long, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Scott EllisOutstanding Revival of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for On the Twentieth Century and Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David Rockwell.

What is the order of songs in On the Twentieth Century and what's the order?
Stranded Again
Saddle Up the Horse
On the Twentieth Century
I Rise Again
Lily Garland [i]
Indian Maiden's Lament
Veronique
I Have Written a Play
Together
Never
Our Private World
Repent
Mine
I've Got It All
Entr'acte
Five Zeros
Sextet
She's a Nut
Max Jacobs
Babette
The Legacy
Lily, Oscar
This Is the Day
Grand Central Station
Lucky Lily
Happy Birthday, Oscar Jaffe
This Biz Is the Lowest Biz There Is
Dear John Ringling
Lily Garland [ii]