Longer Layover: Record-Breaking Tickets Sales Extend Twentieth Century to May 30

News   Longer Layover: Record-Breaking Tickets Sales Extend Twentieth Century to May 30 Three weeks prior to its opening night, the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Twentieth Century has announced a three-week extension on Broadway through May 30.
Anne Heche and Alec Baldwin, stars of Twentieth Century
Anne Heche and Alec Baldwin, stars of Twentieth Century

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."

Alec Baldwin (A Streetcar Named Desire), Anne Heche (Proof), Tom Aldredge (Into The Woods) and Julie Halston (Gypsy) star in the play directed by Walter Bobbie.

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).

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.