Opened: 25 Mar 2004
Written by: Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, in a new adaptation by Ken Ludwig .
Directed by: Walter Bobbie
Synopsis Twentieth Century is the comedic story of Oscar Jaffe, a successful and egomaniacal Broadway director, who has transformed a chorus girl, Lily Garland, into a leading lady.
What the critics had to say.....
BEN BRENTLEY of the NEW YORK TIMES says ï¿½Draggy revival.ï¿½ CLIVE BARNES of NEW YORK POST says ï¿½It's fun - spasmodically.ï¿½ Howard Kissel of NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says it ï¿½Much of the humor in this production falls so flat.ï¿½ ELYSA GARDNER of USA TODAY says ï¿½For the most part, an entertaining ride.ï¿½ LINDA WINER of NEWSDAY says "Flat and desperate new adaptation." FRANK SCHECK of THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER says "Disappointingly lacking in fizz" MICHAEL SOMMERS of STAR-LEDGER says "Alas, the stars remain heavy freight, so the ensemble revs up this newly revised version " ROMA TORRE of NY1 says "The forced frenzy can feel rather monotonous." MICHAEL KUCHWARA of Associated Press says "Strained production."
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