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On the Twentieth Century - 2015 - Broadway

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?


Running Time: Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

American Airlines Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
229 W. 42nd St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For On the Twentieth Century

Theater Review: On the Twentieth Century - Bergen Record
Kristin Chenoweth, who established her career on Broadway but hasn't had a real impact there since "Wicked" in 2002, returns in what's probably her most entertaining performance yet. Playing the impossibly self-centered '30s movie star Lily Garland, in the altogether delightful revival of the 1979 musical, she reminds us that, besides having a great soprano voice, she's the funniest leading lady around. Using her distinctive high-pitched speaking voice - little-girl mixed with brass - as a deadpan comic weapon, she cavorts buoyantly through the show, as nimble physically as she is verbally.

Review: ‘On the Twentieth Century,’ With Kristin Chenoweth, Opens on Broadway - New York Times
Perhaps best of all, this "Century" brings Ms. Chenoweth and Mr. Gallagher back to Broadway, where they can demonstrate the subtleties of being larger than life. These fine performers have been largely confined to television screens in recent years. And they grab the chance to chew (and devour) some real live scenery - and in Ms. Chenoweth's case, hit pretty much every note on the scale, musical and otherwise - with the ecstatic vengeance of genies let out of their bottles.



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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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
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!