Twentieth Century will begin performances at the American Airlines Theatre, Feb. 27 and open March 28 for a limited run slated through May 9. Tickets go on sale Feb. 1, 2004 through Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300.
Tom Aldredge (Into The Woods) and Julie Halston (Gypsy), as previously reported by Playbill On-Line, will also lead the cast which includes Terry Beaver (The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Henry IV), Teagle F. Bougere (45 Seconds From Broadway), 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).
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.
First based on a play by 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.