Full Length Musical
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1930s
Settings Of Play - Mainly on the Twentieth Century Limited from Chicago to New York. The early 1930s.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Competition or audition material
Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Tony, From Broadway
WINNER - 1978 Tony Award, Best Book of a Musical
WINNER - 1978 Tony Award, Best Original Score
WINNER - 1978 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Music
NOMINEE - 2015 5 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical
NOMINEE - 2015 Drama Desk Award, Best Revival of a Musical
NOMINEE - 2015 9 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Revival of a Musical
NOMINEE - 2015 Drama League Award, Best Revival of a Musical
Whether performed with elaborate scenery or on a simple scale, this brilliantly comic musical appeals to audiences everywhere. As in the classic original, the story concerns the efforts of a flamboyant theatrical impresario Oscar Jaffe to persuade glamorous film star (and former amour) Lily Garland to appear in his next production while outwitting rival producers, creditors and religious nut Letittia Primrose. And all this before the 20th Century Ltd. reaches NYC!
"A rare delight: a musical that tells a story and does so with delicious wit. A hilarious American sequel to My Fair Lady." - Hartford Courant, Read More
"From harmonizing and tap-dancing porters to elaborately staged numbers and many bits of physical comedy in between, the show is a nonstop delight." - The New York Post, Read More
On the Twentieth Century was first presented on Broadway by The Producers Circle 2, Inc., Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, James Cresson, and Martin Richards at the St. James Theatre in New York City on February 19, 1978. It was directed by Harold Prince.