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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...)

BWW Review: Kim Grogg & Kim Sutton Celebrate Women Power and the Joys of Friendship In Charming Holiday Duo Show at Don't Tell MamaBWW Review: Kim Grogg & Kim Sutton Celebrate Women Power and the Joys of Friendship In Charming Holiday Duo Show at Don't Tell Mama
by Billie Roe - Dec 21, 2015

With the holiday season upon us how wonderful it is to experience the joyful celebration of friendship. In their recent sold out performance (December 17th at Don't Tell Mama), the attractive girl-power singing duo, Kim Grogg and Kim Sutton, examine the true meaning of friendship from a decidedly female point of view. Gracing the stage spectacularly dressed in shades of sparkling silver and platinum grey, these two alluring ladies begin the evening by conjuring up a bit of their own "Magic" (John Farrar). Grogg informs the audience that she and Sutton had previously met in cabaret class, but pretty much solidified their fast and furious friendship this past summer after having survived the "ultimate cabaret boot camp" at The Eugene O'Neill Cabaret Conference. (more...)

Olivia Newton-John and Daughter Chloe Lattanzi Make History with No. 1 Billboard Dance Club TrackOlivia Newton-John and Daughter Chloe Lattanzi Make History with No. 1 Billboard Dance Club Track
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Having topped practically every Billboard chart - from Pop to Country to Hot 100 - Olivia Newton-John has scored another #1 hit, this time on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart with, “You Have to Believe.” With this single, Olivia also marks her first collaboration with daughter Chloe Lattanzi, where the duo is making history as the first mother/daughter team to ever reach #1 on this chart. (more...)

UK Premiere of XANADU Skates Into Southwark Playhouse TonightUK Premiere of XANADU Skates Into Southwark Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The UK Premiere of the smash-hit Broadway musical comedy, XANADU, based on the 1980s classic cult movie, comes to Southwark Playhouse this autumn. Press night is slated for tonight, 3 November 2015 at 7.30pm; the show runs now through Saturday 21 November 2015, presented by Xanadu Theatre Productions Limited. (more...)

UK Premiere of XANADU Skates Into Southwark Playhouse TonightUK Premiere of XANADU Skates Into Southwark Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The UK Premiere of the smash-hit Broadway musical comedy, XANADU, based on the 1980s classic cult movie, comes to Southwark Playhouse this autumn. Press night is slated for Tuesday, 3 November 2015 at 7.30pm; the show runs tonight 16 October - Saturday 21 November 2015, presented by Xanadu Theatre Productions Limited. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 23rd, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 23rd, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 23, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Oklahoma!' is very ok, as are 'Side Show,' 'Triassic Parq' and 'Next To Normal,' 'The Revel' and 'One Brain More' join Super September, and 'Cupid' keeps his heart on. Porchlight has 'Babes In Arms' and a 'New Faces' series, 'Irving Berlin' and 'Elf'plan to light up the holidays, and 'The Wiz' gets replaced by 'Xanadu!' (more...)

American Theater Company Adds XANADU to Legacy SeasonAmerican Theater Company Adds XANADU to Legacy Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

American Theater Company (ATC) announces the final production, directors and run dates for Season 31: The Legacy Season, honoring ATC's late artistic director PJ Paparelli and continuing the theater's dedication to developing new works. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/10/15- XANADUSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/10/15- XANADU
by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2015

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...)

Broadway Stage Manager to Host THE BOY FROM OZ Talk Back at TheatreZoneBroadway Stage Manager to Host THE BOY FROM OZ Talk Back at TheatreZone
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Do you enjoy theatre trivia and anecdotes? How about talking about a performance immediately following the show with other theatre enthusiasts? Would you like to hear the actors' motivation for their characters? Are you interested in hearing from guest speakers? If you answered yes to any one of these questions, then TheatreZone's TalkBack is a must for you. (more...)

Joan Ellison to Honor Judy Garland at TheatreZone in 2016Joan Ellison to Honor Judy Garland at TheatreZone in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

         Artistic director Mark Danni today unveiled that actress and singer Joan Ellison will perform a one-night-only concert Love Finds Judy Garland, Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 8 pm.          (more...)

UK Premiere of XANADU Skates Into Southwark Playhouse This AutumnUK Premiere of XANADU Skates Into Southwark Playhouse This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

The UK Premiere of the smash-hit Broadway musical comedy, XANADU, based on the 1980s classic cult movie, comes to Southwark Playhouse this autumn. Press night is slated for Tuesday, 3 November 2015 at 7.30pm; the show runs Friday 16 October - Saturday 21 November 2015, presented by Xanadu Theatre Productions Limited.  (more...)

Single Show Tickets to TheatreZone's 11th Season on Sale 6/1Single Show Tickets to TheatreZone's 11th Season on Sale 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Mark Danni, founder and artistic director of TheatreZone, the not-for-profit, Equity professional theatre group in residence at the G&L Theatre in Naples, reports that Season 11 single show tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 1. (more...)

TheatreZone Sets 11th Season: INTO THE WOODS, XANADU & MoreTheatreZone Sets 11th Season: INTO THE WOODS, XANADU & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

TheatreZone founder and artistic director Mark Danni today unveiled his musical selections for the non-profit Equity professional theatre group's 11th consecutive season opening with legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch's final Broadway show Sweet Smell of Success on January 7, 2016 closely followed by The Boy From Oz in February, Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods in March and concluding with the tap dancing comedic gem Dames at Sea in May. (more...)

Olivia Newton-John Releases SUMMER NIGHTS - LIVE IN LAS VEGAS Two-CD Set TodayOlivia Newton-John Releases SUMMER NIGHTS - LIVE IN LAS VEGAS Two-CD Set Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Four time Grammy Award winner Olivia Newton-John will release a two-CD, 22 song recording of her acclaimed concert 'Summer Nights - Live in Las Vegas,' recorded live at Flamingo Las Vegas today, March 3, 2015, to coincide with her return to the Flamingo for her 2015 concerts. (more...)

Olivia Newton-John to Release SUMMER NIGHTS - LIVE IN LAS VEGAS Two-CD Set Next MonthOlivia Newton-John to Release SUMMER NIGHTS - LIVE IN LAS VEGAS Two-CD Set Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Four time Grammy Award winner Olivia Newton-John will release a two-CD, 22 song recording of her acclaimed concert 'Summer Nights - Live in Las Vegas,' recorded live at Flamingo Las Vegas on March 3, 2015, to coincide with her return to the Flamingo for her 2015 concerts. (more...)

Pantochino Teen Theatre to to Present XANADU JR.Pantochino Teen Theatre to to Present XANADU JR.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc., a professional, non profit theatre company specializing in family theatre, presents its Teen Theatre production, "Xanadu Jr." on February 28 and March 1 at the Center for the Arts in Downtown Milford. (more...)

FYI Premieres New Chef Competition Series MIDNIGHT FEAST TonightFYI Premieres New Chef Competition Series MIDNIGHT FEAST Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

In FYI's new series, 'Midnight Feast,” New York's Chelsea Market sets the stage for a late-night culinary showdown between some of the hottest chefs in the country. Six one-hour episodes will premiere tonight, October 16 at 10pm ET. (more...)

City Circle Presents XANADU at the CCPA, Beginning TonightCity Circle Presents XANADU at the CCPA, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will present the Broadway hit musical Xanadu for six performances today, October 10-19 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

City Circle to Present XANADU at the CCPA, Begin. 10/10City Circle to Present XANADU at the CCPA, Begin. 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will present the Broadway hit musical Xanadu for six performances October 10-19 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

FYI to Premiere New Chef Competition Series MIDNIGHT FEAST, 10/16FYI to Premiere New Chef Competition Series MIDNIGHT FEAST, 10/16
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

In FYI's new series, 'Midnight Feast,” New York's Chelsea Market sets the stage for a late-night culinary showdown between some of the hottest chefs in the country. Six one-hour episodes will premiere on Thursday, October 16 at 10pm ET. (more...)

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