On the Twentieth Century

Musical

Writers: Betty Comden Adolph Green Cy Coleman

Overview

Show Information

Music
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
Genres
Comedy
Cast Size
large
Licensor
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, young adult characters

Synopsis

"On the Twentieth Century" focuses on egomaniacal producer Oscar Jaffee and his volatile personal and professional relationship with the arrogant film actress Lily Garland. After producing four flops in a row, Jaffee's theater is being foreclosed. He then books a suite on the luxury train the Twentieth Century Limited, heading from Chicago to New York City with Garland and her new beau, narcissistic heartthrob Bruce Granit, on board, in the hope he can lure her back to the stage and salvage his sinking career. Garland, who abhors Jaffee, is just as determined to escape his charm, and a battle of wits begins.

Lead Characters

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