On The Twentieth Century

On The Twentieth Century was presented by Neglected Musicals Australia on Monday 5th March 2012.  Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and Music by Cy Coleman, this production was directed by Stuart Maunder and starred Katrina Retallick, Michael Falzon, John Diedrich, Lara Mulcahy, Jay James Moody, Blake Ericson and Elise McCann as Imelda Thornton.

On the Twentieth Century opened on Broadway in 1978 under the direction of Harold Prince and was the recipient of the 1978 Tony Award for Best Book and Best Original Score.  Most of the action takes place aboard a train, the Twentieth Century Limited, as it speeds from Chicago to New York. Producer/ Director Oscar Jaffee, the flamboyant high priest of Broadway is now in desperate straits and makes a last ditch effort to rise again by signing tempestuous movie star Lily Garland to act in his next epic.

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