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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...)

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...)

BWW Review:  Camp, Comic, Sugary Fluff, XANADU THE MUSICAL Is A Retro Feel-Good Night Of Nostalgia.BWW Review: Camp, Comic, Sugary Fluff, XANADU THE MUSICAL Is A Retro Feel-Good Night Of Nostalgia.
by Jade Kops - May 18, 2016

Douglas Carter Beane's (Book) Award Winning stage adaptation of XANADU THE MUSICAL comes alive at Hayes in a bright, shiny explosion of high camp colour. (more...)

*Photos & Video* BWW Sydney Gets A Preview of XANADU THE MUSICAL At Hayes Theatre*Photos & Video* BWW Sydney Gets A Preview of XANADU THE MUSICAL At Hayes Theatre
by Jade Kops - May 13, 2016

*Photos & Video* BWW Sydney Gets A Preview of XANADU THE MUSICAL (more...)

Penny Seats Theatre Company to Present THE CANTERBURY TALES & XANADU This SummerPenny Seats Theatre Company to Present THE CANTERBURY TALES & XANADU This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Ann Arbor's Penny Seats Theatre Company is set to open its sixth summer season at West Park, performing outdoor professional theatre at movie-ticket prices, on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout June and July. This year, the group's season will open with a modern adaption of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales (by Lindsay Price), followed by the 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...)

Timbaland, Etheridge to Highlight 2016 ASCAP 'I Create Music' ExpoTimbaland, Etheridge to Highlight 2016 ASCAP 'I Create Music' Expo
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

The 11th Annual ASCAP 'I Create Music' EXPO announces its full conference schedule today, jam-packed with inspiring and informative sessions for music creators of all levels, no matter what genre or medium they write for. (more...)

American Theater Company Announces Cast of XANADUAmerican Theater Company Announces Cast of XANADU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC), 1909 W. Byron Street, announces casting for the musical comedy Xanadu, the final production of its Legacy Season. 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 May 27-July 17, 2016 (press opening Wednesday, June 8). 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...)

Will Davis Named American Theater Company's New Artistic DirectorWill Davis Named American Theater Company's New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

?Following a six-month national search, American Theater Company's (ATC) Board of Directors has named Will Davis its new artistic director, effective immediately. (more...)

Jeff Lynne's ELO to Perform Three Shows at the Hollywood Bowl Fireworks FinaleJeff Lynne's ELO to Perform Three Shows at the Hollywood Bowl Fireworks Finale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

 The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced today that Jeff Lynne's ELO is set to perform three shows at the Hollywood Bowl for the Fireworks Finale on September 9, 10 & 11. Joined by the strings of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Wilkins, these concerts mark the first time the band has played at the iconic venue. With the exception of a club show to celebrate the release of the album, this is also the first time Jeff Lynne's ELO has performed in Los Angeles in nearly 30 years. (more...)

XANADU THE MUSICAL Skates into SydneyXANADU THE MUSICAL Skates into Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

?Matthew Management in association with Hayes Theatre Co today announced the cast of the smash-hit Broadway musical comedy XANADU, based on the 1980s classic cult movie, which plays in Sydney from Thursday 12 May 2016 for a strictly limited season. (more...)

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