ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY to release cast album
ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY Announces PS CLASSICS TO RECORD THE BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF
ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
KRISTIN CHENOWETH PETER GALLAGHER
ANDY KARL, MARK LINN-BAKER, MICHAEL McGRATH & MARY LOUISE WILSON
Book & Lyrics by Music by
BETTY COMDEN & ADOLPH GREEN CY COLEMAN
Orchestrations by LARRY HOCHMAN
Dance Arrangements & Incidental Music by DAVID KRANE
Music Direction by KEVIN STITES
Choreographed by WARREN CARLYLE
Directed by SCOTT ELLIS
“RIDICULOUSLY SUBLIME! KRISTIN CHENOWETH and PETER GALLAGHER are SURFING THE STRATOSPHERE. CHENOWETH is JAWDROPPING, creating one of the most virtuosic portraits in song ever on Broadway. It’s that rare revival of a musical that isn’t trucked out every few years.”
– Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“GLORIOUSLY REVIVED BY ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY! CY COLEMAN’S JAZZY, OPERETTA-STYLE SCORE, featuring one of the most JOYOUS overtures ever to be heard on Broadway, IS SUBLIME.”
– Frank Scheck, New York Post
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is thrilled to announce that PS Classics will record the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY on Monday, March 23, 2015. This new Broadway Cast Recording will be released on May 19, 2015. The production is currently playing at the American Airlines Theatre through July 5, 2015.
The album will be available for pre-order at the PS Classics website, psclassics.com, starting on Wednesday, March 25.
On the Twentieth Century reunites Roundabout Theatre Company with PS Classics co-founder & album producer Tommy Krasker, following the recording of the Tony Award-nominated revival of Violet last season. Tommy also helmed the Grammy-nominated cast albums of Roundabout’s productions of Nine, Assassins and Sondheim on Sondheim. This album marks the eighth collaboration between Roundabout Theatre Company and PS Classics. This album is made possible in part through the generosity of Elizabeth Armstrong and Ted and Mary Jo Shen.
Tony & Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth and Golden Globe, SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Peter Gallagher star in On the Twentieth Century with Tony nominee Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, Tony winner Michael McGrath and Tony winner Mary Louise Wilson. The cast also includes Phillip Attmore, Justin Bowen, Preston Truman Boyd, Paula Leggett Chase, Ben Crawford, Rick Faugno, Jenifer Foote, Bahiyah Hibah, Drew King, Analisa Leaming, Kevin Ligon, Erica Mansfield, James Moye, Linda Mugleston, Mamie Parris, Andy Taylor, Jim Walton and Richard Riaz Yoder.
Directed by six-time Tony nominee Scott Ellis and choreographed by Tony winner Warren Carlyle, the Broadway revival of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY includes music by Cy Coleman, and book & lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. On The Twentieth Century is based on plays by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur & Bruce Millholland. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and dance arrangements & incidental music is by David Krane with music direction by Kevin Stites. The design team includes David Rockwell (Sets), William Ivey Long (Costumes), Donald Holder (Lights) and Jon Weston (Sound).
It’s nonstop laughs aboard the Twentieth Century, a luxury coach travelling from Chicago to New York City. Luck, love and mischief collide when the bankrupt theater producer Oscar Jaffee (Gallagher) embarks on a madcap mission to cajole glamorous Hollywood starlet Lily Garland (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?
ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY premiered on Broadway in 1978, and won Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical.
Major support for On the Twentieth Century is provided by Edward M. Kaufmann and The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
On the Twentieth Century benefits from Roundabout’s Musical Theatre Fund with lead gifts from The Howard Gilman Foundation and Perry and Marty Granoff.
Roundabout’s 2014-2015 season includes Coleman, Comden & Green’s On The Twentieth Century starring Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher, directed by Scott Ellis; Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods; and Joshua Harmon’s Significant Other, directed by Trip Cullman.
The 2014-2015 Roundabout Underground production is Little Children Dream of God, a new play by Jeff Augustin, directed by Giovanna Sardelli.
Roundabout’s production of Masteroff, Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret, starring Alan Cumming and Sienna Miller, directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall (co-director/choreographer), runs thru March 29, 2015 at Studio 54.
Roundabout’s 50th anniversary season in 2015-2016 includes: Clive Owen stars in Old Times by Harold Pinter, directed by Douglas Hodge; Andrea Martin stars in Noises Off by Michael Frayn, directed by Jeremy Herrin; The Humans by Stephen Karam, directed by Joe Mantello; Keira Knightley stars in Thérèse Raquin by Helen Edmundson, based upon the novel by Émile Zola, directed by Evan Cabnet; and Joe Masteroff, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock’s She Loves Me, starring Laura Benanti and Josh Radnor, directed by Scott Ellis. The 2015-2016 Roundabout Underground production is Ugly Lies the Bone, a new play by Lindsey Ferrentino, directed by Patricia McGregor.
An eight-time Grammy Award nominee (for its cast albums of Assassins, Nine: The Musical, Grey Gardens, Company, A Little Night Music, Sondheim on Sondheim, Follies and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess), PS Classics’ catalog includes award-winning cast recordings; solo albums by such artists as Victoria Clark, Maureen McGovern, Kate Baldwin, Steven Pasquale and Liz Callaway; and restorations of long-lost musicals, including Sweet Bye and Bye, Kitty’s Kisses and Sweet Little Devil. Recent releases include the Original Cast Recording of Fun Home, Philip Chaffin’s Somethin’ Real Special (The Songs of Dorothy Fields) and the Original Broadway Cast Recordings of Violet and Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. Upcoming May releases include Misia, a new musical featuring previously-unheard songs of Vernon Duke; the first full-length recording of the Jerome Moross and John Latouche classic The Golden Apple; and Judy Kuhn’s new solo disc, Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel. Visit psclassics.com.
ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets for On the Twentieth Century are available by calling 212.719.1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org, and in person at Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre Box office (227 West 42nd Street). Single tickets for regular performances of On the Twentieth Century range in price from $67-$162. For first access to tickets and insider news, sign up for Roundabout’s email club at roundabouttheatre.org or by calling Roundabout Audience Services at 212.719.1300.
For more information psclassics.com or roundabouttheatre.org.
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