On February 19 at 8 PM EST, Charles Kirsch, the 15-year-old host of the hit theater podcast Backstage Babble, will present a reunion of the 1978 Broadway sensation On the Twentieth Century in honor of the 45th anniversary of its opening night. The panel will stream live on YouTube and be available afterwards at youtube.com/watch?v=D1fZxMtJGH4/
The reunion will feature many of the members of the original cast, including two-time Tony winner John Cullum (Oscar Jaffe), George Lee Andrews (Max Jacobs), as well as Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Lucas, Mel Johnson Jr., and Susan Cella, all of whom performed in the ensemble.
Two of the actresses who portrayed the starring role of Lily Garland at some point in the run, Broadway legends Christine Ebersole and Judy Kaye, will also appear on the panel, as will two members of the creative team: veteran casting director Joanna Merlin and choreographer Larry Fuller.
Theater historians herald On the Twentieth Century as one of the last vestiges of the Golden Age of Broadway, and this panel will be an in-depth look into the magic of that original production—a must for any lover of the Golden Age of Broadway.