Twentieth Century

Comedy - Revival

ANTA Playhouse (December 24, 1950 - January 07, 1951)
Fulton Theatre (January 09, 1951 - June 30, 1951)
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  • Opening Date: December 24, 1950
  • Closing Date: June 30, 1951
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 233

Playwright: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur


A struggling Broadway producer tries to get a former lover, now a Hollywood star, to sign a contract to star in his latest (and as yet un-conceived) play as they travel on the luxury train Twentieth Century Limited from Chicago to New York.


Opening Night Cast

José Ferrer Oscar Jaffe
Gloria Swanson Lily Garland
Robert Carroll George Smith
Donald Foster Oliver Webb
Leon Askin Second Beard (Judas)
Betty Bartley Anita Highland
Paula Bauersmith Dr. Johnson
Ralph Bunker Grover Lockwood
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Ben Hecht Writer
  Charles MacArthur Writer
  José Ferrer Director
  Wolfgang Roth Scenic Design
  Noel Taylor Costume Design
  Gloria Swanson Lily Garland's costumes conceived
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