There’s a backstage tour up to support Rosie’s Theater Kids – BID HERE
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that PS Classics will record a cast album of the Broadway revival of On the Twentieth Century, starring Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth. The cast will record the album today, March 23. The release date is set for May 19.
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 Peter Gallagher.
Kristin has taken part in the Lindt Bunny Action – you can bid right HERE
I’ve updated the Kristin Chenoweth Online Gallery with stills from “On the Twentieth Century”.
Kristin Chenoweth Online Gallery > On the Twentieth Century > Stills
Be sure to read the new interview with Kristin in the New York Times – HERE
F: Welcome back to Broadway, Kristin! Why come back with On the Twentieth Century?
K:I have always wanted to do this part. When I made my first album, I worked with Betty Comden and Adolph Green and I sang a song that they wrote from a show called Two on the Aisle called “If.” I invited them to come to the recording studio, and they said, “There’s a part we wrote for Madeline Kahn, and you have to do it.” This was in 2000, and I said, “Oh, what is it?” They told me, On the Twentieth Century, and I said I’d never seen it, but my voice teacher told me one day that I would do it. Many years later director Scott Ellis and Todd Haimes [artistic director for the Roundabout Theatre Company] contacted me and said we want to do this for you. We did a reading about three years ago, and I knew this was a show that I needed to do sooner rather than later because the demands of it are for a coloratura. Also I think I may be dancing a lot more in this than Madeline Kahn did in the original.
F: And you’re home.
K: I’m home with my people. It makes me happy. I get really emotional about it. I’ve had some wonderful experiences in films and on television, and we have our own version of a family there. But when you do eight shows a week, [when] you see someone every day for a long time — I can’t describe it, you know?