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On the Twentieth Century, Starring Kristin Chenoweth, Delays Broadway Opening

The postponement comes on the heels of a week of missed performances by Peter Gallagher, who was recovering from a severe sinus infection.

Peter Gallagher and Kristin Chenoweth lead the cast of Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of On the Twentieth Century as Oscar Jaffee and Lily Garland.
(© David Gordon)

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced a delayed opening-night date for its revival of the classic musical On the Twentieth Century, starring Kristin Chenoweth. The production, which was scheduled to open on March 12 at the American Airlines Theatre, will now have its official opening night on March 15.

The delay comes after Chenoweth's costar, Peter Gallagher, missed a week of performances because of a sinus infection. Gallagher is set to resume performances on March 3.

In addition to Chenoweth and Gallagher, On The Twentieth Century stars Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, Tony winner Michael McGrath, and Tony winner Mary Louise Wilson. The cast also includes Phillip Attmore, Justin Bowen, Preston Truman Boyd, Paula Leggett Chase, Ben Crawford, Rick Faugno, Jenifer Foote, Bahiyah Hibah, Drew King, Analisa Leaming, Kevin Ligon, Erica Mansfield, James Moye, Linda Mugleston, Mamie Parris, Andy Taylor, Jim Walton, and Richard Riaz Yoder.

The musical, which won 1978 Tony Awards for its book and score, follows bankrupt theater producer Oscar Jaffe (Gallagher), as he embarks on a madcap mission to cajole the glamorous Hollywood starlet Lily Garland (Chenoweth) into playing the lead in his new, nonexistent epic drama. Six-time Tony nominee Scott Ellis directs.

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