Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth will star in Reprise!'s revival of On the Twentieth Century, playing UCLA's Freud Playhouse Jan. 21-Feb. 2, 2003. Sills was Tony-nominated for the title role in The Scarlet Pimpernel. Since he has mostly acted in Los Angeles, starring in Reprise!'s Mack and Mabel and South Coast Repertory's Much Ado About Nothing. Chenoweth won her Tony Award as Sally in the recent revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. She starred in her own TV show and is currently making frequent concert appearances, including a summer stint at the Donmar Warehouse.
On the Twentieth Century is a madcap musical set on a luxurous passenger train traveling between Chicago and New York during the Roaring '20's. On board, a corrupt producer (Sills) is willing to go to any lengths to secure the services of one of his former actresses (Chenoweth), now a great star. Songs in the score, written by Cy Coleman, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, include "Babbette," "Five Zeros," "I Have Written A Play," "I Rise Again," "I've Got it All," "The Legacy," "Life Is Like A Train (entr'acte)," "Lily," "Oscar," "Mine," "Never," "On the Twentieth Century," "Our Private World," "Repent," "Saddle Up the Horse," "Sextet," "She's A Nut," "Stranded Again," "Together" and "Veronique." The 1978 musical comedy ran 460 performances at the St. James Theatre and netted two Tony Awards for its stars, John Cullum and Kevin Kline.
Tickets are available by calling (310) 825-2101. The Freud Playhouse is located within Macgowan Hall at UCLA. Reprise! is on the web at http://www.reprise.org.