- One ticket to Roundabout Theatre Company’s On the Twentieth Century starring Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher
- When: Tuesdays–Sundays, July 7–15
- Where: American Airlines Theatre
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- $79 for the rear mezzanine (up to $99 value)
- $99 for the orchestra or front mezzanine (up to $162 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart
On the Twentieth Century
Theater producer Oscar Jaffee is coming off a string of flops and teetering on the brink of financial ruin. His former flame, Hollywood starlet Lily Garland, has broken away from the stage altogether and made waves on the silver screen. So he arranges to be in the car next to her on a new luxury train, the Twentieth Century, in hopes of convincing her to star in his brand-new epic drama. There’s just one snag: it doesn’t exist yet. Fortunately, the train is lousy with the works of wannabe writers, from the conductor’s Life is Like a Train to Dr. Johnson’s Life in a Metropolitan Hospital. Add a deep-pocketed Christian fundamentalist as a potential backer, Lily’s eager-to-please boy-toy, and a live pistol into the mix, and On the Twentieth Century presents the perfect blend of hijinks and madcappery.
This 1920s extravaganza is a veritable parade of award-winners, starting with the show itself. The original run took home Tonys for Best Book and Best Original Score, and was nominated for Best Musical overall. Golden Globe winner Peter Gallagher slips into the shoes of Oscar Jaffee, and Tony- and Emmy-winner Kristin Chenoweth took home a Drama Desk award for her portrayal of the haughty Lily Garland. The reviews have been similarly glowing. Ben Brantley of the New York Times called it “an enduring adrenaline rush,” and Marilyn Stasio of Variety said simply, “this is the show of our dreams.”
Roundabout Theatre Company
Over the past 50 years, Roundabout Theatre Company has grown from a small, 150-seat theatre at its founding in 1965, to a nationally prominent not-for-profit theater company, and one of New York City's leading cultural establishments today. RTC touches the hearts of over 700,000 theatergoers around the world every year, delighting audiences with productions of classic works with world-renowned casts.