Tuesday, May 13, 2014

New Production Set for 2014-2015 Season

The Roundabout has set dates for an upcoming revival of the musical On the Twentieth Century.  As previously buzzed about, Tony- and Emmy-winner Kristin Chenoweth will star in the production as Lily Garland -- a role made famous by Carole Lumbard in the 1934 movie.  Co-starring with Chenowith will be Peter Gallagher as Oscar Jaffe.  The musical is based on a 1934 film, The Twentieth Century, which starred John Barrymore and Carole Lombard as Oscar Jaffe and Lily Garland.  The plot revolves around a movie producer (Jaffe) who wants to bring former lover and star Lily Garland back to Hollywood for one last movie, but can't -- she's on the Twentieth Century, a train taking her back to New York to do Broadway.

Previews will begin at the Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre on February 12th in anticipation of a March 12th opening night.  The production will be directed by six-time Tony-nominee Scott Ellis with Choreography by Warren Carlyle, a two-time 2014 Tony nominee for After Midnight.  The production seems to replace a previously announced revival of Michael Frayn's farce Noises Off which was set to play the American Airlines Theatre starting in January 2015.

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