The new Ken Ludwig adaptation of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's comedy began performances Feb. 27 at the American Airlines Theatre towards a March 25 opening. The show, originally slated to end May 9, now extends citing "record-breaking ticket sales."
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).
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.