PHOTO CALL: Mazzie, Sills and Friends Pilot Twentieth Century Full Steam Ahead for Actors' Fund

News   PHOTO CALL: Mazzie, Sills and Friends Pilot Twentieth Century Full Steam Ahead for Actors' Fund The flamboyant characters Oscar Jaffe and Lily Garland— last played on Broadway by Alec Baldwin and Anne Heche— came to life again on Sept. 26 during the fifth annual benefit concert for the Actors' Fund of America.

From Top: Jerry Mitchell; Brad Oscar and Kathleen Turner.
From Top: Jerry Mitchell; Brad Oscar and Kathleen Turner.

In this concert staging of the musical by Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Cy Coleman, the leading roles were taken by veteran scene stealers Douglas Sills (Little Shop of Horrors) and Marin Mazzie (Ragtime). Many other Broadway names filled the supporting roles, including Brad Oscar (The Producers) and Kathleen Turner (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?).

At left, Tony Award winning choreographer Jerry Mitchell is seen above Oscar and Turner as they all arrive at the afterparty for On The Twentieth Century at John's Pizzeria on West 44th Street. Below, musical director and artistic producer Seth Rudetsky gives some remarks to the audience during the concert's curtain call at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

Photos by Aubrey Reuben

Seth Rudetsky (holding microphone) leads the cast during the concert's curtain call.
Seth Rudetsky (holding microphone) leads the cast during the concert's curtain call.
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