It had been rumored and we waited for this announcement for years, and now it is finally official. Kristin will make her return to Broadway in 2015 in 'On the 20th Century'
, a musical revival of 1978 musical that starred Madeline Kahn.
As part of the Roundabout Theatre 2014/15 Season 'On the 20th Century' will play at the American Airlines Theater. Previews are scheduled to begin on Feb 12, Opening Night is on March 12. The limited run is set to conclude on July 5.
Kristin will be joined on stage by TV and stage veteran Peter Gallagher. Scott Ellis will direct, and the creative team includes Warren Carlyle (Choreography), David Rockwell (Sets), William Ivey Long (Costumes), and Donald Holder (Lights). Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
Tickets are currently only available for subscribers of the Roundabout Theatre, but will go on general sale in the summer.
The synopsis of the musical reads as follows:
"It's nonstop laughs aboard the Twentieth Century, a luxury train travelling from Chicago to New York City. Luck, love and mischief collide when the bankrupt theater producer Oscar Jaffee (Peter Gallagher) embarks on a madcap mission to cajole glamorous Hollywood starlet Lily Garland (Kristin Chenoweth) into playing the lead in his new, non-existent epic drama. But is the train ride long enough to reignite the spark between these former lovers, create a play from scratch, and find the money to get it all the way to Broadway?
On the Twentieth Century is the hilarious Tony-winning musical comedy from the creators of Sweet Charity (composer Cy Coleman), Singin' in the Rain (lyricist-librettists Betty Comden and Adolph Green) and Curtains (director Scott Ellis), back in the spotlight nearly 40 years after making its Broadway debut."
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