On the Twentieth Century
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On the Twentieth Century

On the Twentieth Century NYC Reviews and Tickets

(135 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Great singing

About the Show

Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth and Golden Globe winner Peter Gallagher star as a temperamental actress and an egomaniacal impresario in a revival of the Tony-winning musical comedy.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (135)

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240 Reviews | 68 Followers
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Fluffy, Hilarious

See it if You want to see one of the funniest shows to hit Broadway in recent years, with amazing performances by Chenoweth, Gallagher, and Karl.

Don't see it if You have no stomach for farce or physical comedy.

74 Reviews | 23 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You love musicals or any kind of theater. One of the best shows I have seen

Don't see it if N/A

123 Reviews | 211 Followers
Original, Riveting, Masterful, Must see, Entertaining

See it if best show I've ever seen

Don't see it if can be a bit outdated at times with some of the jokes and themes.

53 Reviews | 22 Followers
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if You love a classic-style musical. You want a show with one of the catchiest scores on the planet. You want to have a great time.

Don't see it if You're a real fuddy-duddy. Read more

156 Reviews | 204 Followers
Must see, Masterful, Hilarious, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you have a pulse. just go.

Don't see it if you are dead

509 Reviews | 336 Followers
Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Romantic

See it if Kristen Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher, Andy Karl and Mary Louise Wilson were fantastic. The sets were beautiful and intricate.

Don't see it if You don't like light hearted musicals. Although this is one is so good I'd ecommend it anyway. You might find that you like it.

972 Reviews | 1051 Followers
Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You like classic musicals, enjoy excellent music, are fans of Kristin Chenoweth and overall excellent performances.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals... What's not to love about this show?

94 Reviews | 28 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great score

See it if love great entertainment and talent.

Don't see it if if you don't like funny musicals

Critic Reviews (31)

The New York Times
March 16th, 2015

"In the theater, there is overacting. Then there’s over-the-moon acting, which is rare and occupies its own special cloud land in heaven. I am delighted to report that this latter art is being practiced in altitudinous-high style...Scott Ellis’s ripping, lavishly appointed revival of this 1978 musical about dueling giant egos knows that when it comes to being hyperbolic, there’s no people like show people...sit back, relax and savor the blissfully bumpy ride in luxury accommodations."
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Time Out New York
March 15th, 2015

"The 1978 musical itself is written in an affectionately arch style that combines comic operetta with farce and screwball sex-battle comedy...The action and the notes are at a higher pitch than we’re used to...'On the Twentieth Century' may be a cartoon, but it’s a Hirschfeld cartoon, and worth a trip."
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New York Theatre Guide
March 15th, 2015

"There are a lot of reasons to pick up the phone NOW and get tickets to this production...this musical is a predictable piece of fluff that Scott Ellis has whipped up into a soufflé of extraordinary proportions. It is as fine a production as you will find anywhere. And if musicals are your preferred theatrical flavor, you will be in h-e-a-v-e-n."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
March 15th, 2015

"Especially when it moves and sings it sparkles like new, with each small detail detailed as if for the first time. But not everything works...The score, like the somewhat wayward script, only coheres under certain conditions, few of which are available anymore."
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The Wall Street Journal
March 19th, 2015

"So you’re looking for a good time? Look no more: The Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of “On the Twentieth Century” is is the best musical to hit Broadway since 'On the Town'... it’s a fluffy exercise in high-octane pleasure, blessedly devoid of deep thought and certain to satisfy anyone not congenitally po-faced... 'On the Twentieth Century' isn’t perfect—but it’ll do quite well enough."
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March 15th, 2015

"It deserves as long a run one could wish for a charmingly silly homage to the old-fashioned operettas that were once a mainstay of Broadway but whose time had long since passed when the show opened in 1978...Scott Ellis’s production works very hard at solving the show’s problems, with mixed success...'On The 20th Century' reveals Comden and Green in their twilight, the brilliant magic evident, but fading."
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New York Daily News
March 15th, 2015

"Next stop, Broadway musical bliss. That’s where the Roundabout revival of “On the Twentieth Century,” directed with verve by Scott Ellis, takes you...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."
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March 15th, 2015

"Scott Ellis’s dazzling production of 'On the Twentieth Century' looks like one of those legendary Broadway musicals that exists largely in our collective memory of great shows we never saw...For a lot of us, this is the show of our dreams...The plot is pure screwball comedy with some classic farce moves for broader chuckles."
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