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Closed July 19, 2015

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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Why See On the Twentieth Century?

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.

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Previews from: 12 February 2015

Opening night: 15 March 2015


Suitable for audiences of all ages

Run time

Two hours and 30 minutes with one intermission

Cast and Creative


Peter Gallagher as Oscar Jaffee

Kristin Chenoweth as Lily Garland

Full casting to be announced


Directed by Scott Ellis

Book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green

Music by Cy Coleman

Choreography by Warren Carlyle

Set design by David Rockwell

Costumes by William Ivey Long

Lighting design by Donald Holder


2015 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Kristin Chenoweth)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Andy Karl)
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Costume Design of a Musical


Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Kristin Chenoweth

2015 Drama Desk Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Kristin Chenoweth
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Andy Karl
Outstanding Choreography

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3.5 star rating

Sandy B: “Mediocrre musical with 5 star performance from Chenowith”

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

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