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227 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036


Ended 19 Jul 2015 after 5 months

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2015 Drama Desk Winner

2015 Drama Desk Winner

All told, "On the Twentieth Century" is on track to score big at Tony Awards time - Chenoweth might as well start practicing her acceptance speech. Buy your tickets before the train leaves the station.

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Closed 19 Jul 2015

Kristin Chenoweth returns to Broadway!

Love and luck take centre-stage in this revival of the 1970s mischievous comedy, where Peter Gallagher and Tony-winner Kristin Chenoweth star as former lovers who meet by fate aboard the luxurious Twentieth Century's Chicago to New York City line.

This exciting new production by the Roundabout Theatre Company comes after several years of waiting in the production line, and almost 36-years after the musical first appeared on Broadway. Directed by Tony-winner Scott Ellis, the production has been nominated for five 2015 Tony Awards - including Best Revival of a Musical - not to mention its leading lady is one of this year's ceremony hosts!

What is On the Twentieth Century about?

Theatre producer Oscar Jaffee (Gallagher) has exactly one train journey to convince Broadway starlet, Lily Garland (Chenoweth), to take on the lead in his brand new play! Two tiny problems exist - he is completely bankrupt and the epic play in question isn't actually going ahead yet!

Oscar Jaffee has to race against the clock to make save his career and get his play about Mary Magdalene onto a stage, as well as contend with Ms. Garland's jealous (and highly religious!) new beau.

Additional Information


Previews from: 12 February 2015

Opening night: 15 March 2015

Closing night: 19 July 2015


Suitable for audiences of all ages

Run time

Two hours and 30 minutes with one intermission

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1 reviews, average rating: (3.5 Stars)

Sandy B: “Mediocrre Musical With 5 Star Performance From Chenowith”

Chenowith is her usual amazing, fantastic self. So creative. So talented. S... more

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