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Kristin Chenoweth Misses Broadway's On the Twentieth Century Due to Illness

The actress has fallen ill, according to the press representative for the production.

Kristin Chenoweth, seen here with Peter Gallagher, will miss tonight's performance of On the Twentieth Century due to illness.
(© Joan Marcus)

Kristin Chenoweth will be out of tonight's performance of the new Broadway revival of On the Twentieth Century at the American Airlines Theatre. Chenoweth, who stars opposite Peter Gallagher in the musical, will be absent due to illness, according to the press representative for Roundabout Theatre Company.

The musical's cast also features Tony nominee Andy Karl (Rocky), Tony winner Mary Louise Wilson (Grey Gardens), Tony winner Michael McGrath (Nice Work If You Can Get It), and Mark Linn-Baker (You Can't Take It With You). Scott Ellis (The Elephant Man) directs.

With music by Cy Coleman and book and lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden, On the Twentieth Century is a madcap musical comedy set almost entirely on a train, the luxurious Twentieth Century, from Chicago to New York. Chenoweth stars as movie star Lily Garland who finds herself face-to-face with Oscar Jaffee, a down (but not out) Broadway producer played by Tony nominee Gallagher (Guys and Dolls).

The production's limited run at the American Airlines Theatre opened March 15 and is scheduled to run through July 5.

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UPDATE: Saturday, April 25: Kristin Chenoweth will also miss today's matinee and evening performances due to illness.

UPDATE: Sunday, April 26: Kristin Chenoweth remains ill and will be out of today's matinee performance.