Original Woods Narrator and Gypsy Star Join Broadway's Twentieth Century

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Tom Aldredge (Into The Woods) and Julie Halston (Gypsy) will join Anne Heche and Alec Baldwin in the upcoming Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Twentieth Century on Broadway, Playbill On-Line has learned.
Julie Halston.
Julie Halston.

Aldredge, last seen opposite Liam Neeson in the recent revival of The Crucible, has appeared on Broadway in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1776, Inherit the Wind, Two Shakespearean Actors, The Iceman Cometh and as the Narrator/ Mysterious Man in the original staging of Into The Woods. He has garnered four Tony Award nominations for his turns in Passion, The Little Foxes, Where's Charley? and Sticks and Bones.

Halston currently appears on Broadway in the Sam Mendes-directed revival of Gypsy. The character actress has also appeared in the Roundabout's revivals of The Women and The Man Who Came to Dinner as well as Off Broadway in The Butter and Egg Man.

Walter Bobbie is slated to direct the new Ken Ludwig adaptation of the Ben Hecht-Charles MacArthur play at the American Airlines Theatre in the new year. The designers are expected to be William Ivey Long (costumes), John Lee Beatty (scenic) and Peter Kaczorowski (lighting).

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. Baldwin headed a cast including Jane Krakowski in an earlier Roundabout reading of the play, with Bobbie directing, according to Variety. Roundabout spokespersons would not confirm any casting or designers.

Roundabout Theatre Company subscriptions are currently available by calling (212) 719-1300 or online at www.roundabouttheatre.org.

Tom Aldredge.
Tom Aldredge.
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