On the Twentieth Century Cancels a Performance as Kristin Chenoweth Prepares to Host 2015 Tonys

News   On the Twentieth Century Cancels a Performance as Kristin Chenoweth Prepares to Host 2015 Tonys
 
Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of On the Twentieth Century, starring 2015 Tony nominee Kristin Chenoweth, has canceled its 2 PM matinee Sunday, June 7 as Chenoweth prepares to co-host the Tony ceremony at Radio City Music Hall that evening, and the cast gets ready to perform on the broadcast. Chenoweth also will not appear in the 8 PM performance Saturday, June 6, which will go on with an understudy.

The production, which received five Tony nominations, including Best Revival of a Musical, recently extended its run by two weeks, and will now play through July 19 at the American Airlines Theatre.

In Twentieth Century, Chenoweth, a Tony Award winner for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and a Tony nominee for Wicked, plays Lily Garland opposite film, television and Broadway star Peter Gallagher ("The O.C," "American Beauty," Guys and Dolls, The Country Girl) as Oscar Jaffe.

The cast also features Tony nominee Andy Karl (Rocky) as Bruce Granit, Mark Linn‐Baker (You Can't Take It With You) as Oliver Webb, Michael McGrath (Nice Work If You Can Get It) as Owen O'Malley and Tony winner Mary Louise Wilson (Grey Gardens) as Letitia Primrose with Phillip Attmore (After Midnight), Justin Bowen (Chaplin), Preston Truman Boyd (Bullets Over Broadway), Paula Leggett Chase (Bye Bye Birdie), Ben Crawford (Big Fish), Rick Faugno (Show Boat with the New York Philharmonic), Jenifer Foote (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Bahiyah Hibah (Chicago), Drew King (Broadway debut, On Your Toes at Encores!), Analisa Leaming (Broadway debut, Pipe Dream), Kevin Ligon (Bullets Over Broadway), Erica Mansfield (Pippin), James Moye (Bullets Over Broadway), Linda Mugleston (Cinderella), Mamie Parris (Wicked), Andy Taylor (Once), Jim Walton (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and Richard Riaz Yoder (White Christmas).

Chenoweth and cast
Chenoweth and cast Photo by Joan Marcus

Roundabout associate artistic director Scott Ellis (a six-time Tony Award nominee for She Loves Me, Steel Pier, 1776, Twelve Angry Men, Curtains, The Mystery of Edwin Drood) directs On the Twentieth Century with choreography by Warren Carlyle, a Tony Award winner for After Midnight. Click here to read the Playbill magazine story with Chenoweth, who talks about gay marriage, Idina Menzel, the role she's always wanted to play and more

The musical premiered on Broadway in 1978 under the direction of Harold Prince and won Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical.

The American Airlines Theatre on Broadway is located at 227 West 42nd Street. For tickets, call (212) 719-1300 or visit RoundaboutTheatre.org.

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