On the Twentieth Century: EW review

March 16, 2015 2:00 AM

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In a recent interview, Kristin Chenoweth revealed that a voice teacher told her 15 years ago she’d eventually play the frumpy accompanist-turned-glamorous A-lister Lily Garland in the madcap musical On the Twentieth Century. After witnessing Chenoweth’s supreme triumph in Roundabout Theatre Company’s ultimate chase-the-blues-away confection currently playing at the American Airlines Theatre, all one can say is God bless that voice teacher.

The 1978 Betty Comden/Adolph Green/Cy Coleman tuner that—however briefly—gave the great Madeline Kahn her most notable starring vehicle on Broadway while also catapulting a young Kevin Kline to stardom, needs real star power to motor its engine. (One can only imagine how many versions of this show h...

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