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John Legend & More Set for BBC MUSIC AWARDS on BBC America, 12/14John Legend & More Set for BBC MUSIC AWARDS on BBC America, 12/14
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

BBC AMERICA announced today it will air the BBC MUSIC AWARDS on December 14th at 10/9c. (more...)

Old School Square to Present Slow Burn Theatre's AVENUE Q and XANADUOld School Square to Present Slow Burn Theatre's AVENUE Q and XANADU
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Old School Square is presenting two hit Broadway musicals performed by the Carbonell Award-winning Slow Burn Theatre Co., which is currently based at the Amaturo Theater in the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Artists Announced to Honor Tom Petty as 2017 MusiCares Person of the YearArtists Announced to Honor Tom Petty as 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year gala will begin with a reception and silent auction offering an exclusive and unparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences, and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. (more...)

First Career-Spanning Roy Orbison Anthology 'The Ultimate Collection' Out TodayFirst Career-Spanning Roy Orbison Anthology 'The Ultimate Collection' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Roy's Boys LLC, the Nashville-based company founded by the sons of Roy Orbison to administer their late father's catalog and safeguard his legacy, has teamed up with Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, to release Roy Orbison The Ultimate Collection. (more...)

Duran Duran to Receive Golden Note at ASCAP Awards LondonDuran Duran to Receive Golden Note at ASCAP Awards London
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Today The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, announces that the recipient of the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award for the 2016 ASCAP Awards, London, will be multi-platinum pop visionaries Duran Duran. (more...)

Yorktown Stage Kids to Perform XANADU This FallYorktown Stage Kids to Perform XANADU This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Yorktown Stage Kids presents XANADU on Today, September 30 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, October 1 at 12:00 pm. (more...)

Three-Time Grammy Winner Tom Petty to Be Honored as 2017 MusiCares Person of the YearThree-Time Grammy Winner Tom Petty to Be Honored as 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Tom Petty will be honored as the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, it was announced today by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation (more...)

First Career-Spanning Roy Orbison Anthology 'The Ultimate Collection' Out 10/28First Career-Spanning Roy Orbison Anthology 'The Ultimate Collection' Out 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Roy's Boys LLC, the Nashville-based company founded by the sons of Roy Orbison to administer their late father's catalog and safeguard his legacy, has teamed up with Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, to release Roy Orbison The Ultimate Collection. (more...)

Yorktown Stage Kids to Perform XANADU This FallYorktown Stage Kids to Perform XANADU This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Yorktown Stage Kids presents XANADU on Friday, September 30 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, October 1 at 12:00 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Look at Penny Seats Theatre Company's XANADU in Ann Arbor's West ParkPhoto Flash: A Look at Penny Seats Theatre Company's XANADU in Ann Arbor's West Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Penny Seats Theatre Company's production of 2007 Broadway musical smash, Xanadu (based on the 1980 cult classic movie of the same name), with a book by Douglas Carter Beane and music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, runs July 14 through July 30 (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays) at Ann Arbor's West Park Band Shell. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peak of Penny Seats Theatre Company's XANADUPhoto Flash: Sneak Peak of Penny Seats Theatre Company's XANADU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Penny Seats Theatre Company's production of 2007 Broadway musical smash, Xanadu (based on the 1980 cult classic movie of the same name), with a book by Douglas Carter Beane and music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, runs July 14 through July 30 (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays) at Ann Arbor's West Park Band Shell. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/9-7/10/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/9-7/10/2016
by - Jul 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 10, 2016 - Sunday, July 10, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/10/16- XANADUSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/10/16- XANADU
by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2016

Today in 2007, Xanadu opened at the Helen Hayes Theatre, where it ran for 512 performances. Xanadu is a musical comedy with a book by Douglas Carter Beane and music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, based on the 1980 cult classic film of the same name. The story of the musical focuses on a Greek muse, Clio, who descends from Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California, in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest creation of his life - a roller disco. It earned an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and a Drama Desk Award for Best Book. It was also nominated for Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Book. (more...)

Penny Seats Theatre Company's XANADU Opens 7/14Penny Seats Theatre Company's XANADU Opens 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

On July 14 at Ann Arbor's West Park Band Shell, the Penny Seats Theatre Company launches their production of 2007 Broadway musical smash, Xanadu (based on the 1980 cult classic movie of the same name), with a book by Douglas Carter Beane and music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. (more...)

Old School Square in Delray Beach Sets 2016-17 SeasonOld School Square in Delray Beach Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Old School Square has served for over 25 years as the gathering place for Delray Beach, and the 2016-17 Season will launch a new era of arts and entertainment for all ages. (more...)

A Tribe Called Quest Feted With ASCAP Golden Note Award Presented by Andre 3000 With Surprise Performance by Busta Rhymes at 2016 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music AwardsA Tribe Called Quest Feted With ASCAP Golden Note Award Presented by Andre 3000 With Surprise Performance by Busta Rhymes at 2016 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

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Penny Seats Theatre Company to Kick-Off Sixth Summer Season on June 16Penny Seats Theatre Company to Kick-Off Sixth Summer Season on June 16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

The Penny Seats Theatre Company's sixth summer season at West Park - performing outdoor professional theatre at movie-ticket prices, on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout June and July - opens next week with a modern adaption of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, by Lindsay Price (June 16 through July 2).   It will be followed later in July by the 2007 Broadway musical smash, Xanadu (July 14 through July 30) - based on the 1980 cult classic movie of the same name, with a book by Douglas Carter Beane and music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. (more...)

A Tribe Called Quest to Be Honored With Prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award at 29th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards June 23rd in Los AngelesA Tribe Called Quest to Be Honored With Prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award at 29th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards June 23rd in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

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Photo Flash: American Theater Company Presents XANADUPhoto Flash: American Theater Company Presents XANADU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) opens musical comedy Xanadu, the final production of its Legacy Season, this Sunday, June 5. Presented as a tribute to ATC's late Artistic Director PJ Paparelli-a not-so-secret fan of this camp classic-Xanadu is directed by Lili-Anne Brown and runs at ATC now through July 17, 2016. The production has music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar and a book by Douglas Carter Beane, based on the 1980 Universal Pictures film of the same title. (more...)

XANADU Film Star Set for ATC's Benefit, 6/8XANADU Film Star Set for ATC's Benefit, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Culminating American Theater Company's (ATC) season-long Legacy Campaign supporting the vision of its late artistic director, PJ Paparelli, ATC will host a special performance of Xanadu, a guilty pleasure of Paparelli's, Wednesday, June 8, starting at 8 p.m. The event will feature a post-show reception and talk-back with actress Katie Hanley who, among other theater and film credits, appeared in the 1980 Universal Pictures film Xanadu, and on Broadway as 'Marty' in the original 1972 production of Grease. Hanley will be joined by native Chicagoan Jim Jacobs, co-creator of the musical Grease and ATC's Legacy Campaign chairman. Tickets are $75 for a single ticket and $125 for a pair. Proceeds from the campaign are dedicated to developing and producing new work and providing free education programming to Chicago Public High School students. American Theater Company is located at 1909 W. Byron Street, Chicago. To purchase tickets for this special Xanadu evening, please visit www.atcweb.org or call 773.409.4125. (more...)

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