About Twentieth Century
Alec Baldwin and Anne Heche will reunite with director Walter Bobbie and members of the 2004 Broadway production at the American Airlines Theatre for this one-night-only benefit reading of Ken Ludwig’s hilarious adaption of Ben Hecth and Charles MacArthur’s Twentieth Century. Bankrupt, with his career on a downslide, egomaniacal Broadway director Oscar Jaffee (Baldwin) boards the Twentieth Century Limited and encounters his former discovery and ex-chorus girl Lily Garland (Heche), now a temperamental Hollywood star. He’ll do anything to get her back under contract and back in his bed, but his former protégé will have nothing to do with him. All of the action takes place on board the legendary Twentieth Century train from Chicago to New York City where Oscar has 20 hours to persuade Lily to return to Broadway in his upcoming show. If he fails, it’s the end of the line.
All proceeds benefit Roundabout Theatre Company’s many programs.