Theatre Information

St. James Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.

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On the Twentieth Century Production Information


February 09, 1978 (11 previews)


February 19, 1978

Closing:March 18, 1979
# Performances:449
Theatres: St. James Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
2/9/1978 - 3/18/1979

Production Type:Original Production
Production Status:
Run Type:Open Run
Version:Original Broadway Version


Other Productions of On the Twentieth Century

1978   Broadway Original Broadway Production
1979   US Tour National Tour
US Tour
1980   West End London Production
West End
1985   Off-Off-Broadway Off-Off-Broadway Revival
1986   US Tour Touring Revival
US Tour
2005   Broadway Actorsí Fund Concert
2015   Broadway Roundabout Theatre Broadway Revival


Audio Recordings

1978  Original Broadway Cast

Show Information

SHOW TYPE: Musical

Score Overview

The following is a list of songs in the show or that have been included in the show in various versions:

Main Program

Stranded Again
Saddle Up the Horse
On the Twentieth Century
I Rise Again
Lily Garland [i]
Indian Maiden's Lament
I Have Written a Play
Our Private World
I've Got It All
a.k.a. Life Is Like a Train
Five Zeros
She's a Nut
Max Jacobs
The Legacy
Lily, Oscar

Cut prior to opening

This Is the Day
Grand Central Station
Lucky Lily
a.k.a. How I Envy You
Happy Birthday, Oscar Jaffe
This Biz Is the Lowest Biz There Is
Dear John Ringling
Lily Garland [ii]

On the Twentieth Century - 1978 Broadway Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Olivier Awards - 1980 - Actress of the Year in a Musical
Julia McKenzie
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Book of a Musical
Betty Comden
Adolph Green
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Direction of a Musical
Harold Prince
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Musical
Circle 2
Robert Fryer
Mary Lea Johnson
James Cresson
Martin Richards
Ira Bernstein
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Betty Comden
Adolph Green
Cy Coleman
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Kevin Kline
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
John Cullum
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Imogene Coca
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Madeline Kahn
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Scenic Design
Robin Wagner