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On The Twentieth Century
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On The Twentieth Century

Jan 13, 2015 - Jul 19, 2015
Running time: 2:30
American Airlines Theatre
227 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036
By Subway: Centrally located near the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R, Q, A, C, E, and S lines at 42nd Street Times Square.
By Bus: Six buses stop near the theatre. Take the M6, M7, M10, M16, M20, or M104.
Show Description:
Listed at TKTS:
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$67.00 - $147.00
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Audience Advisory
Curtain Time: 7 PM - APRIL 7 - 11 & APRIL 14 - 17
Age Guidance: 13
Show Notes
1 Intermission


Designated, flexible wheelchair seating area behind the last row of the center orchestra and the last row of the mezzanine
Seats 740. Orchestra, 1st floor; Mezzanine, 2nd and 3rd Floor; 5th floor Penthouse lobby open to the public. 4th floor private. Lower lobby main public facilities and lounge.
Elevators are available to all levels of the theatre.
An Icon parking garage is located at 250 west 43rd between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
Primary entrance from street, through double doors into outer lobby with box office, through double doors into main lobby, through 2 sets of double doors (each 31") into Orchestra.
Box Office
227 West 42nd St between 7th and 8th Avenues. Hours: 10am - 8pm: Tuesday through Saturday. 10am - 6pm Sunday and Monday. The box office closes at 6pm on any evening with no performance.
Three male and three female accessible restrooms are located in Grand Lounge which is basement level and reached by attended elevator. Two of the three have grab bars but are small for turning (30" x 60"), two in each are 95"x 62" with clear space, and sink with an automatic sensor in the stall. There is also a hand dryer with an automatic sensor. There are two accessible stalls on the main floor, and one male and one female accessible restroom on the 5th floor, which is reached by elevator.
Water Fountain
Several accessible water fountains are located throughout the theatre, all reachable by elevator.
There is a secure cell phone charging station on the 5th floor, reachable by elevator. The station is complimentary to use but requires a credit card to “unlock” devices. The station is 69” high.
Assisted Listening System
Assisted listening devices available: Infrared headsets free at coatcheck. A photo ID is required to check out a headset Subscribers can call (212) 719-1300 for reservations, non-subscribers ask at the coat check at the performance.
Folding Armrests
Six (6) seats are available with folding armrests.


REVIEWS need performers who can not only sing in an operatic style, but are also capable farceurs in the outsized emotional style of silent films. Chenoweth is all of those things rolled into one, a genius comedienne with a flawless soprano and the ability to elicit laughter from the smallest gesture.

Perhaps best of all, this “Century” brings Ms. Chenoweth and Mr. Gallagher back to Broadway, where they can demonstrate the subtleties of being larger than life. These fine performers have been largely confined to television screens in recent years. And they grab the chance to chew (and devour) some real live scenery — and in Ms. Chenoweth’s case, hit pretty much every note on the scale, musical and otherwise — with the ecstatic vengeance of genies let out of their bottles.

------New York Times
Lending sterling support as Oscar’s right-hand “musketeers” are Mark Linn-Baker and Michael McGrath. Mary Louise Wilson lets her inner rascal out as a fanatical, off-kilter millionaire who promises to back Oscar’s movie. And Andy Karl (remember him as the best thing about “Rocky”?) adds big laughs and huge biceps, along with some ace physical comedy, as Lily’s boy toy Bruce Granit. In the show’s title song, it comes out that the Twentieth Century famously gives passengers “nothing but the best.” This production, fizzy and dizzy entertainment, does likewise.

-----New York Daily News


When She Lectures, You Laugh

Feb 25, 2015

Broadway veteran Mary Louise Wilson breaks the fourth wall and brings down the house in "On the Twentieth Century"