Twentieth Century Pulls Into Broadway Early; Now Set to Open March 25

News   Twentieth Century Pulls Into Broadway Early; Now Set to Open March 25 The Twentieth Century will arrive on Broadway a little earlier as the opening night of the Roundabout Theatre Company revival has been shifted to March 25.
Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin

Performances will still begin at the American Airlines Theatre, Feb. 27 for a limited run slated through May 9. A producer-coveted (weekend paper deadline-friendly) Thursday evening became available for the staging originally announced for a March 28 opening night.

Alec Baldwin (A Streetcar Named Desire), Anne Heche (Proof), Tom Aldredge (Into The Woods) and Julie Halston (Gypsy) star in the play. Walter Bobbie directs the new Ken Ludwig adaptation of the play.

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).

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.

First based on a play by Bruce Millholland, the show was later adapted into the 1978 Tony Award-winning musical On the Twentieth Century by Adolph Green, Betty Comden and Cy Coleman, and starring John Cullum, Madeline Kahn, Kevin Kline and Imogene Coca.

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.

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