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Photo Coverage: Xanadu Cast Enjoys 'Strange Magic' Sundae at Serendipity 3

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Cast members of Broadway’s hit show Xanadu, including stars Kerry Butler, Mary Testa, and Marty Thomas, with roller skates in tow, rolled into Serendipity 3, the landmark NYC dessert emporium, to receive New York’s sweetest honor – an ice cream sundae created just for the show called Xanadu “Strange Magic” Sundae!

A magical concoction “where nobody dared to go”- “but we have made it real”!

Press notes describe the sundae as "3 scoops of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream that “fly so high” in a magical disco-lighted goblet flowing with raspberry and strawberry toppings.  Rays of rainbow laces and watermelon twizzlers sit under a multi-colored whipped cream cloud that only Kira could descend from. A galaxy of silver shooting stars and flying saucers along with mini ice cream cone dreams top off heaven in a goblet.  A “million lights are dancing” from the disco ball lollipop atop this sweet ice cream dream."

Available for a limited time at Serendipity 3 (60th Street btwn 2nd and 3rd Ave).

Xanadu was nominated for 4 2008 Tony Awards including Best Choreography, Best Book, Best Actress and Best Musical. The show received the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical as well as the 2008 Drama Desk Award for Best Book of  a Musical (Douglas Carter Beane).

With a book "ingeniously adapted" (New York Times) by Douglas Carter Beane, and a score by Jeff Lynne (writer and producer for the Electric Light Orchestra (E.L.O.)) and John Farrar (responsible for most of the hits performed by Olivia Newton-John in the 1970's), XANADU features the top 20 Billboard hits, "Magic," "Xanadu," "All Over the World" and "I'm Alive."  Award-winning Christopher Ashley directs "at roller-derby speed" (New York Times) with choreography by Dan Knechtges.

XANADU also features scenic design by Tony Award winner David Gallo, costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley, sound design by T. Richard Fitzgerald and Carl Casella, projections design by Zachary Borovay, wig and hair design by Charles G. LaPointe and musical direction by Eric Stern.

XANADU is produced by Robert Ahrens, Dan Vickery, Tara Smith, B. Swibel, Mickey Liddell, and Cari Smulyan.

Performance schedule for Xanadu is Tuesday at 7 pm, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 pm, Wednesday at 2 pm and Sunday at 3 pm. For information and tickets call Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200

For more information on Xanadu please visit www.xanaduonbroadway.com.

Photos by Peter James Zielinksi

Photo Coverage: Xanadu Cast Enjoys 'Strange Magic' Sundae at Serendipity 3
The Cast of Xanadu visits Serendipity

Photo Coverage: Xanadu Cast Enjoys 'Strange Magic' Sundae at Serendipity 3
The cast is presented with their treat

Photo Coverage: Xanadu Cast Enjoys 'Strange Magic' Sundae at Serendipity 3
Patti Murin is a little excited

Photo Coverage: Xanadu Cast Enjoys 'Strange Magic' Sundae at Serendipity 3
Jacob ben Widmar, Patti Murin, Kerry Butler, Mary Testa, and Marty Thomas

Photo Coverage: Xanadu Cast Enjoys 'Strange Magic' Sundae at Serendipity 3
The special Xanadu sundae

Photo Coverage: Xanadu Cast Enjoys 'Strange Magic' Sundae at Serendipity 3
Jacob ben Widmar, Patti Murin, Kerry Butler, Mary Testa, and Marty Thomas

Photo Coverage: Xanadu Cast Enjoys 'Strange Magic' Sundae at Serendipity 3
Kerry Butler

Photo Coverage: Xanadu Cast Enjoys 'Strange Magic' Sundae at Serendipity 3
Kenita Miller

Photo Coverage: Xanadu Cast Enjoys 'Strange Magic' Sundae at Serendipity 3
Jacob ben Widmar, Patti Murin, Kerry Butler, Mary Testa, Marty Thomas, and Kenita Miller

Photo Coverage: Xanadu Cast Enjoys 'Strange Magic' Sundae at Serendipity 3
Marty Thomas

Photo Coverage: Xanadu Cast Enjoys 'Strange Magic' Sundae at Serendipity 3
Mary Testa

Photo Coverage: Xanadu Cast Enjoys 'Strange Magic' Sundae at Serendipity 3
Jacob ben Widmar and Patti Murin

Photo Coverage: Xanadu Cast Enjoys 'Strange Magic' Sundae at Serendipity 3
Jacob ben Widmar, Patti Murin, Kerry Butler, Mary Testa, Marty Thomas, and Kenita Miller

Photo Coverage: Xanadu Cast Enjoys 'Strange Magic' Sundae at Serendipity 3
Jacob ben Widmar and Patti Murin

Photo Coverage: Xanadu Cast Enjoys 'Strange Magic' Sundae at Serendipity 3
A disco inspired treat

Photo Coverage: Xanadu Cast Enjoys 'Strange Magic' Sundae at Serendipity 3
Rainbow laces and watermelon Twizzlers garnish the sundae

Photo Coverage: Xanadu Cast Enjoys 'Strange Magic' Sundae at Serendipity 3
Atmosphere at Serendipity

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com


 
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