On the Twentieth Century: Musical Info & Synopsis


On the Twentieth Century is set aboard the luxurious Twentieth Century Limited train in the 1930s. As the train speeds from Chicago to New York, the theatrical producer Oscar Jaffe embarks on a mission to win back his former leading lady and lover, Lily Garland. On the Twentieth Century is a comedic romp that explores the world of showbiz, love, and the pursuit of fame.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1978)

Cast Size: 17

Genre: Comedy

Setting: 1930s / USA (Illinois, NYC, Ohio)

Creative Team

Music: Cy Coleman

Lyrics/Book: Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1978)➝

Broadway Cast (2015)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


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