Roundabout Theatre Company will welcome back Dan Butler, Stephen DeRosa and Julie Halston—who were part of the company's 2004 Broadway revival of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s Twentieth Century—for a one-night-only benefit reading of a new adaptation by Ken Ludwig.
They join the previously announced Alec Baldwin and Anne Heche, who will reprise their lead performances for the evening. Also joining the benefit will be Paul Alexander Nolan as Dr. Grover Lockwood and Henry Winkler as Matthew Clark.
The Twentieth Century staged reading, directed by Walter Bobbie, will take place on April 29 at 7:30 PM at Studio 54.
In Twentieth Century, a struggling Broadway producer (Baldwin) tries to get a former lover, now a Hollywood star (Heche), to sign a contract to star in his latest (and as yet un-conceived) play as they travel on the luxury train Twentieth Century Limited from Chicago to New York. He has 20 hours to persuade Lily to return to Broadway. Otherwise, it's the end of the line.
Butler will play Owen O'Malley, DeRosa will play First Beard, and Halston will play Ida Webb.
A full creative team and additional cast to be announced. Tickets are available here.