Ken Ludwig's Twentieth Century

by  Ken Ludwig

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  12m, 4f

"[A] fun revival." - N. Y. Post

"Vintage snap and crackle!" - Newark Star Ledger

"A thrilling funhouse ride!" - The New Yorker

"A Hoot!" - The Wall Street Journal

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Ken Ludwig's Twentieth Century

Ken Ludwig's Twentieth Century

by  Ken Ludwig

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    12m, 4f

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Based on a play by Charles Bruce Milholland

Adapted by Ken Ludwig

Alec Baldwin and Anne Heche starred on Broadway in this hilarious adaptation of the classic play. Bankrupt, with his career on a downslide, egomaniacal Broadway director Oscar Jaffe boards the Twentieth Century Limited and encounters his former discovery and ex-chorus girl Lily Garland, now a tempermental Hollywood star on the train between NY and Chicago. He pulls out all the stops in persuading her to return to Broadway in his upcoming show.

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Reviews

"[A] fun revival." - The New York Post

"Vintage snap and crackle!" - Newark Star Ledger

"A thrilling funhouse ride!" - The New Yorker

"A Hoot!" - The Wall Street Journal

"A breathless joyride! Hysterical, madcap mayhem!" - NY1

"Makes you fall in love with the theater all over again!...A really good time!" - Journal News

"Perfection!...A nostalgic moment of flawless parody...If you need to laugh, don't miss this one! - Liz Smith

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  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

12m, 4f
ANITA HIGHLAND
DR. GROVER LOCKWOOD
PORTER
MATTHEW CLARK
OWEN O'MALLEY
CONDUCTOR
IDA WEBB
OSCAR JAFFE
LILY GARLAND
GEORGE SMITH
BEARD
DETECTIVE
MAX JACOBS
RED CAPS, PASSENGERS, REPORTERS
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Ken Ludwig

Ken Ludwig is a two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright whose work is performed throughout the world in more than thirty countries and over twenty languages. He has written twenty-four plays and musicals, with six Broadway productions and seven in London’s West End. His Tony-winning play Lend Me A Tenor, was called " ...

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