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Kristin Chenoweth is returning to Broadway in 'On the Twentieth Century'

The Roundabout Theatre Company production will feature Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher, Mark Linn-Baker, Michael McGrath, Andy Karl and Mary Louise Wilson.

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Karen Butler
Kristin Chenoweth appears on stage before Janelle Monae performs on the NBC Today Show at Rockefeller Center in New York City on April 9, 2014. UPI/John Angelillo
Kristin Chenoweth appears on stage before Janelle Monae performs on the NBC Today Show at Rockefeller Center in New York City on April 9, 2014. UPI/John Angelillo | License Photo

NEW YORK, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher, Mark Linn-Baker, Michael McGrath, Andy Karl and Mary Louise Wilson are to star in a new Broadway production of the classic musical On the Twentieth Century.

The Roundabout Theatre Company announced the complete casting for the show Monday.

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On the Twentieth Century will be choreographed by Warren Carlyle and directed by Scott Ellis. It features music by Cy Coleman, and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The musical is based on plays by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur and Bruce Millholland. The original Broadway production was directed by Harold Prince. Also joining the cast of the revival are Phillip Attmore, Justin Bowen, Preston Truman Boyd, Paula Leggett Chase, Ben Crawford, Rick Faugno, Jennifer 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. On the Twentieth Century will play a 20-week limited engagement through July 5, beginning previews on Feb. 12 and opening officially March 12 at the American Airlines Theatre.

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"It's nonstop laughs aboard the Twentieth Century, a luxury coach traveling from Chicago to New York City," a synopsis said. "Luck, love and mischief collide when the bankrupt theater producer Oscar Jaffee embarks on a madcap mission to cajole glamorous Hollywood starlet Lily Garland into playing the lead in his new, non-existent epic drama. But is the train ride long enough to reignite the spark between these former lovers, create a play from scratch, and find the money to get it all the way to Broadway?"

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