Turn of the Century

by Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman
directed by Tommy Tune
originally produced at Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL.
September 19,2008 through October 26, 2008

About the Premiere Production:

Turn of the Century tells the story of a modern cabaret duo Dixie Wilson—an aspiring chanteuse who can’t catch a break with a gig or a guy—and Billy, her sexy cocktail pianist who knows the songs and loves the ladies. The friction between the two of them is immediate; and so is the chemistry. At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve 1999, the duo is catapulted back in time 100 years—before any of the major hit songs of the 20th century have been created. Together, Billy and Dixie steal the songs that make the whole world sing, becoming the superstars they’ve always dreamed of being, at the Turn of the Century. This romantic romp through time and the American songbook includes music from Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hart, Rodgers and Hammerstein and many more.

Artistic Statement

“Tommy Tune is among America’s finest, most accomplished artists of our day—and a great match for the Tony Award-winning duo Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Turn of the Century is a rollicking trip through the American songbook, featuring some of the most popular music of the past 100 years.”

Director: Tommy Tune
Set Design:Walt Spangler
Lighting Design:Natasha Katz
Sound Design:Tom Morse
Costume Design:Dona Granata
Dramaturg:Tanya Palmer
Choreographer:Noah Racey
Music Supervisor: Daryl Waters
Music Director:Michael Biagi
Production Stage Manager Joseph Drummond

Additional Funders:

JPMorgan Chase, Lead Corporate Sponsor; ComEd, Major Corporate Sponsor; Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Major Corporate Sponsor

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