All Aboard! Baldwin and Heche Take Off on Broadway's Twentieth Century, Feb. 27

News   All Aboard! Baldwin and Heche Take Off on Broadway's Twentieth Century, Feb. 27 Twentieth Century pulls into the Broadway station Feb. 27, as the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of the Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur comedy begins.
Anne Heche and Alec Baldwin, stars of Twentieth Century
Anne Heche and Alec Baldwin, stars of Twentieth Century Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Alec Baldwin (A Streetcar Named Desire), Anne Heche (Proof), Tom Aldredge (Into The Woods) and Julie Halston (Gypsy) star in the play set to open March 25 at the American Airlines Theatre for a limited run slated through May 9.

Walter Bobbie directs the new Ken Ludwig adaptation of the play for Roundabout. There will be no performances Feb. 28-March 1 to accommodate Oscar nominee Baldwin's cross-country jaunt to the Academy Award ceremony. The regular schedule resumes March 2.

Twentieth Century is the 1932 comedy set aboard the title luxury train en route from Chicago to New York. In an effort to revive his failing career, a Broadway producer hops on the Twentieth Century Limited to convince a famous movie actress (who also happens to be his former protege) to sign a contract with him.

The cast of Twentieth Century also features Terry Beaver (The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Henry IV), Teagle F. Bougere (45 Seconds From Broadway), Dan Butler (The Hothouse, Biloxi Blues), Stephen DeRosa (Into the Woods, Henry IV), Kellie Overbey (Betty's Summer Vacation), Ryan Shively (The Man Who Had All the Luck) and Jonathan Walker (The American Plan).

First based on a play by Charles Bruce Millholland, the show was later adapted into the 1978 Tony Award-winning musical On the Twentieth Century by Adolph Green, Betty Comden and Cy Coleman, and starring John Cullum, Madeline Kahn, Kevin Kline and Imogene Coca.

The designers include John Lee Beatty (sets), William Ivey Long (costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (lights) and Acme Sound Partners (sound).

Tickets to Twentieth Century at the AA Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street, are available by calling (212) 719-1300 or online at www.roundabouttheatre.org.

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