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ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY announces two-week extension







"ONE OF THE MOST VIRTUOSIC PORTRAITS IN SONG EVER ON BROADWAY. Ms. Chenoweth seems to become an entire epic cast of divided selves. And every perfectly weighted note is set off by an impeccably exaggerated gesture.”

– Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“KRISTIN CHENOWETH IS ONE OF THE GREAT BROADWAY STARS OF OUR TIME, but she has never had a role that cast so bright and sustained a light on her multifaceted talents, and THE RESULTING SHINE IS DAZZLING. She’s THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD DO ANYTHING.” – Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

"But that’s nothing compared to the practically NUCLEAR GLOW THAT COMES OFF KRISTIN CHENOWETH. Chenoweth is A STICK OF BLOND DYNAMITE, A VIRTUOSO COMEDIAN AND SINGER. She uses her petite body, ample bosom and middle finger for a laugh.” – Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News


– Elysa Gardner, USA Today


“THERE ARE SO MANY REASONS TO CELEBRATE ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. It's that rare revival of a musical that isn’t trucked out every few years and not only retains but also amps up what was good about the original.”

– Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“GLORIOUSLY REVIVED by the Roundabout Theatre Company, this 1978 musical is A FAST-PACED ROMP. BUY YOUR TICKETS BEFORE THE TRAIN LEAVES THE STATION.” – Frank Scheck, New York Post

“4 STARS! FIZZY, FABULOUS…Directed with GIDDY VIRTUOSITY by Scott Ellis.” – Elysa Gardner, USA Today

On Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony-nominated revival of On the Twentieth Century, which opened to widespread critical acclaim on Broadway, is now extended by two weeks through July 19, 2015 only.

2015 Tony nominee Kristin Chenoweth, who stars as Lily Garland, is set to co-host the 69th Annual Tony Awards on June 7, with Tony winner Alan Cumming.

Tony nominee Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher star in On the Twentieth Century with Tony nominee Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, Michael McGrath and Mary Louise Wilson.

Directed by seven-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. The original Broadway production was directed by Harold Prince.

On the Twentieth Century opened officially on March 15, 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). The strictly limited engagement has been extended through July 19, 2015.

This new Broadway Cast Recording of On the Twentieth Century will be released on Tuesday, May 19. The album is available for pre-order at

On the Twentieth Century is the most nominated revival of the 2014-2015 season, including five Tony Award nominations: Best Revival of a Musical, Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Kristin Chenoweth), Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Andy Karl), Scenic Design of a Musical (David Rockwell) and Costume Design of a Musical (William Ivey Long); four Drama Desk nominations: Outstanding Revival, Actress in a Musical (Kristin Chenoweth,) Featured Actor in a Musical (Andy Karl) and Choreography (Warren Carlyle); nine Outer Critic Circle nominations: Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Leading Actress in a Musical (Kristin Chenoweth), Actor in a Musical (Peter Gallagher), Featured Actor in a Musical (Andy Karl), Featured Actress in a Musical (Mary Louise Wilson), Director of a Musical (Scott Ellis), Set Design (David Rockwell) and Costume Design (William Ivey Long); and two Drama League Distinguished Performance Award nominations for Kristin Chenoweth and Andy Karl.

The cast of On the Twentieth Century 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.

The creative team includes Tony nominee David Rockwell (Sets), Tony nominee William Ivey Long (Costumes), Donald Holder (Lights), Jon Weston (Sound), Kevin Stites (Musical Director), Larry Hochman (Orchestrations) and David Krane (Dance Arrangements & Incidental Music).

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?

Ticket Information

Tickets for On the Twentieth Century are available by calling 212.719.1300, online at, 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. Priority seats for On the Twentieth Century can be purchased for as little as $89 as part of a ticket package including any three or more shows. Or become a member of the Chairman’s Circle with a tax-deductible donation of $2,500 to access the very best seats and other VIP benefits.


On the Twentieth Century plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.

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 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.

Musicals at Roundabout are supported with generous gifts from: The Bok Family Foundation and Cynthia Wainwright and Stephen Berger.

Roundabout Theatre Company is committed to producing the highest quality theatre with the finest artists, sharing stories that endure, and providing accessibility to all audiences. A not-for-profit company, Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the production of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate and engage all audiences.

Roundabout Theatre Company presents a variety of plays, musicals, and new works on its five stages, each of which is specifically designed to enhance the needs of Roundabout’s mission. Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design, is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics. Roundabout’s Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions. The Stephen Sondheim Theatre offers a state of the art LEED-certified Broadway theatre in which to stage major large-scale musical revivals. Together these distinctive homes serve to enhance Roundabout’s work on each of its stages.

American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. Roundabout productions are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Roundabout’s 2014-2015 season includes Coleman, Comden & Green’s On the Twentieth Century starring Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher, directed by Scott Ellis; and the world premiere of Joshua Harmon’s Significant Other, directed by Trip Cullman.

Roundabout’s 50th anniversary season in 2015-2016 includes: Clive Owen, Eve Best and Kelly Reilly star 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 in her Broadway debut in a new adaptation of 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.

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