Twentieth Century

  • Date:
    March 1, 2004

    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 �Draggy revival.� CLIVE BARNES of NEW YORK POST says �It's fun - spasmodically.� Howard Kissel of NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says it �Much of the humor in this production falls so flat.� ELYSA GARDNER of USA TODAY says �For the most part, an entertaining ride.� 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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