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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...)

Steve Wynn's ShowStoppers at Wynn Las Vegas to End Run September 30thSteve Wynn's ShowStoppers at Wynn Las Vegas to End Run September 30th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2016

According to the Las Vegas Sun, 'Steve Wynn's Showstoppers has abruptly set a closing date of Sept. 30. (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...)

Steve Wynn's ShowStoppers at Wynn Las Vegas Adds New Numbers to Musical CatalogueSteve Wynn's ShowStoppers at Wynn Las Vegas Adds New Numbers to Musical Catalogue
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Steve Wynn's ShowStoppers at Wynn Las Vegas, named "Best Musical Production Show" by the Southern Nevada Concierge Association, recently unveiled two new numbers as part of the uplifting musical repertoire. (more...)

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...)

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by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

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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...)

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...)

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