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Based on the film of the same name

Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO–hey, it’s 1980! But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds. ??This hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, and includes, “Magic, All Over The World, Suddenly, I’m Alive, Evil Woman, Have You Never Been Mellow and Xanadu, to name a few, and is based on the Universal Pictures’ cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. ??It’s hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired, as one of Broadway’s master storytellers, Douglas Carter Beane, weaves a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep you in stitches, while the original, legendary chart-topping tunes lift you out of your seat. You’ll want to keep the music in your head, and Xanadu in your heart, forever.


Jim Brochu's CHARACTER MAN to Close 4/6 at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Urban Stages Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director and producer Peter Napolitano, announced the final week of the World Premiere engagement of Character Man. Jim Brochu's new musical memoir at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street). This limited run will continue through April 6th only. Robert Bartley directs, with musical direction by Carl Haan. The Final Post-Show Talk will take place on Wednesday, April 2nd with Special Guest Karen Mason (Mamma Mia, Sunset Boulevard, Hairspray), moderated by Peter Filichia. (more...)

Tickets to SISTER ACT at Majestic Theatre On Sale 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

SISTER ACT, the family friendly, over the top spectacle with nuns that rock, opens at the Majestic Theatre for eight performances, June 24-29. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, April 4. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, March 30, Part 2- ALADDIN Gets In On the SIP Action, NEWSIES Celebrate 2 Years, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

Yesterday's SIPs come from Off-Broadway's HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, Broadway's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, NEWSIES, ALADDIN, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 3/29- ROCKY & MATILDA Show How to Stay Fit, Newsies Spell, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! (more...)

Comienzan las audiciones para 'Sister Act El Musical'
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 28, 2014

3500 personas se han registrado en total para esta primera ronda de audiciones, que han tenido lugar entre Barcelona y Madrid. Carline Brouwer y el productor Fernando Olives han hablado con BroadwayWorld Spain sobre el musical que se estrenara el próximo otoño en el Teatre Tívoli de Barcelona. (more...)

Box Office for Off-Broadway's UNDER MY SKIN with Kerry Butler to Open 3/31
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 27, 2014

The Little Shubert Theatre box office for the new Off-Broadway comedy UNDER MY SKIN, featuring Tony winner Kerry Butler, Matt Walton, and Megan Sikora will open Monday, March 31st at 10 AM, producers confirmed this afternoon. Previews for UNDER MY SKIN, written by comedy powerhouse duo Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser (THE NANNY, WHO'S THE BOSS?), are set to kick off on Saturday, April 5 ahead of an official opening on Thursday, May 15. (more...)

A Beautiful Journey... Meet the Full Cast of VIOLET, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 27, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of VIOLET, starring Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry, begins previews tomorrow, March 28, 2014. VIOLET officially opens on April 20, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company and check out a sneak peek performance and interviews with the cast! (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson Returns to Birdland with Orfeh Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is pleased to announce that Broadway/television leading man CHEYENNE JACKSON will return to the historic music room for two shows only on Thursday, March 27 and Saturday, March 29, with shows at 6:15pm. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Puts Spin on AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The celebrated off-Broadway comedy, Around the World in 80 Days, which features five actors in a theatrical tour-de-force playing 39 characters from Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, will come alive through the Arizona Theatre Company production at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, from today, March 27-April 13. (more...)

Off-Broadway's DISASTER! to Play Final Performance on 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

DISASTER!, the 1970s disaster movie musical comedy, will play its final performance Off-Broadway on Friday, April 11th, after a smash six-month run at the St. Luke's Theatre (308 W. 46th Street). DISASTER! began previews on October 14th, 2013 and opened to critical acclaim on November 4th, 2013. The musical, which performs in repertory with other productions at the St. Luke's Theatre, will have played 11 previews and 86 performances at the time of its closing. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY, GUYS & DOLLS, GODSPELL Revival & More Now Available on Scene Partner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Music Theatre International (MTI) announces that with the new partnership started last year with MyTheaterApps.com, several MTI titles are now available digitally on the Scene Partner WebStore for use as a rehearsal tool in the Scene Partner App. Theaters and actors will be able to access MTI e-Scripts to memorize lines while mounting officially licensed productions. (more...)

Southwestern University Stgaes GYPSY, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Southwestern University is proud to present Gypsy, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, today, March 26-30, 2014. Gypsy is directed by Rick Roemer. Performances will run at 7:30pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2:00pm on Saturday and Sunday at the Alma Thomas Theater. Tickets are $10-20. (more...)

SISTER ACT National Tour Coming to Community Center Theater, 4/8-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

SISTER ACT, the family friendly, over the top spectacle with nuns that rock, opens at Community Center Theater on April 8 for a limited engagement, running through April 13. (more...)

Save $40 on the sexy new comedy, UNDER MY SKIN
by Contests - Broadway - Mar 26, 2014

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Cheyenne Jackson to Return to Birdland, 3/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is pleased to announce that Broadway/television leading man CHEYENNE JACKSON will return to the historic music room for two shows only today, March 27 and Saturday, March 29, with shows at 6:15pm. (more...)

VIDEO: THE TALK Hosts Pay Tribute to Guest Olivia Newton-John
by - Mar 25, 2014

The ladies of "The Talk" and guest co-host Marie Osmond paid tribute to Olivia Newton-John by dressing up as iconic characters from films "Grease," "Xanadu" and her famous music video "Physical." (more...)

Allison Case, Adam Chanler-Berat, Peter Friedman & More to Star in Playwrights Horizons's New Musical FLY BY NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Playwrights Horizons has announced additional casting for its current 2013/2014 Season. The announcement includes complete casting for the New York premiere of FLY BY NIGHT: A NEW MUSICAL, conceived by Kim Rosenstock (Tigers Be Still), written by Will Connolly (performer, Once), Michael Mitnick (Sex Lives of Our Parents, the upcoming film The Giver) and Ms. Rosenstock, and directed by Carolyn Cantor (The Great God Pan and After the Revolution at PH, Pumpgirl, Orange Flower Water). STAGE KISS, by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl, will also welcome Ken Marks to the cast for the final two weeks of its run. (more...)

'Sister Act' se estrenará en el Teatre Tívoli de Barcelona en otoño
by Roberto Rodriguez - Mar 24, 2014

Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment y El Terrat serán los productores del musical, para el que esta semana se realizarán audiciones en Barcelona y Madrid. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 3/22, Part 2- Dogs Get in on the Action, Off-Broadway's BARDY BUNCH 1st SIP, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our March 22nd SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Miami (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Richmond (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 3/22- ROCKY and THE FANTASTICKS Welcome ALADDIN, March Madness, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's photos come from the casts of THE BOOK OF MORMON, KINKY BOOTS, WICKED, ROCKY, 50 SHADES, GYPSY, and more! (more...)

SISTER ACT National Tour Comes to Community Center Theater, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

SISTER ACT, the family friendly, over the top spectacle with nuns that rock, opens at Community Center Theater today, April 8 for a limited engagement, running through April 13. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 4/6, Part 2- BULLETS OVER BROADWAY's Pooch Learns to Play Piano, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our April 6th SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Richmond (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Cleveland (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 4/5- KINKY BOOTS and 50 SHADES Celebrate Milestones, ROCKY Takes it Outside, & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's photos come from the casts of ROCKY, NEWSIES, WICKED, 50 SHADES, KINKY BOOTS, CINDERELLA, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Olivia Newton-John Arrives in Las Vegas to Kick Off SUMMER NIGHTS Residency
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

In anticipation of her new Las Vegas residency, 'Summer Nights,' which kicks off on Tuesday, April 8, Olivia Newton-John arrived to her new home at Flamingo Las Vegas in a fashion that was just as iconic as the performer herself. On Wednesday, April 2, the city's newest headliner made a grand entrance to the center Strip property in the same 1949 Mercury 'Hell's Chariot' that was featured in the movie Grease. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

El estreno de 'Sister Act' en el Teatre Tívoli de Barcelona será el 24 de octubre
by Roberto Rodriguez - Apr 4, 2014

Ya se encuentran a la venta las entradas para este divino musical, que estará producido por Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment y El Terrat. (more...)

Clear Space Children's Theatre Presents XANADU, 4/11 - 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Join the talented ensemble of young performers and stars of tomorrow from the Clear Space Children's Theatre in Rehoboth Beach as they perform some of the greatest hits from the 1980s in Xanadu. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 4/19, Part 2- NEWSIES Get Mischievous, Shows Close, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our April 19th SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. (more...)

TexARTS to Present THE ROCKIN' TALES OF SNOW WHITE & XANADU this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

TexARTS Association for the Performing and Visual Arts and Producing Artistic Director Robert M. Armitage have announced two wildly imaginative productions for the 2014 spring season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 4/19- ROCKY, MAMMA MIA, and More Get Into the Spirit of Easter!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's photos come from the casts of ROCKY, MAMMA MIA!, WICKED, 50 SHADES, KINKY BOOTS, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, and more! (more...)

BWW TV: Allison Case, Adam Chanler-Berat, Patti Murin & More Preview Playwrights Horizons' FLY BY NIGHT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 17, 2014

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere of Fly By Night: A New Musical, conceived byKim Rosenstock (Tigers Be Still), written by Will Connolly (performer, Once), Michael Mitnick (Sex Lives of Our Parents, the upcoming film The Giver) and Ms. Rosenstock, and directed by Carolyn Cantor (The Great God Pan and After the Revolution at PH, Pumpgirl, Orange Flower Water). The cast met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the company about the new musical. Check out what they had to say in the video below! (more...)

SoLuna Studio to Present XANADU, 5/2-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

SoLuna Studio will be producing the hit musical-comedy on roller skates Xanadu as a part of their professional main stage season, with performances running May 2nd through 25th. Performances will be held on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets for this family-friendly show are $10 for children ages 10 and under, $15 for students and seniors, and $20 for adults. Sunday performances will have a children's hour after the show, featuring a meet-and-greet with the Muses! (more...)

SISTER ACT Coming to Fox Cities P.A.C., 5/6-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

SISTER ACT, the family friendly, over the top spectacle with nuns that rock, will perform at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on May 6-11. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Playwrights Horizons' FLY BY NIGHT
by Walter McBride - Apr 15, 2014

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere of FLY BY NIGHT: A NEW MUSICAL, conceived by Kim Rosenstock (Tigers Be Still), written by Will Connolly (performer, Once), Michael Mitnick (Sex Lives of Our Parents, the upcoming film The Giver) and Ms. Rosenstock, and directed by Carolyn Cantor (The Great God Pan and After the Revolution at PH, Pumpgirl, Orange Flower Water). The cast met the press earlier today and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below! (more...)

Hamilton Leithauser, Spottiswoode & His Enemies and More to Perform at Joe's Pub, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced an exciting lineup of performances now through April 27. Check out the full schedule and details below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons' FLY BY NIGHT Company Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Apr 15, 2014

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere of Fly By Night: A New Musical, conceived byKim Rosenstock (Tigers Be Still), written by Will Connolly (performer, Once), Michael Mitnick (Sex Lives of Our Parents, the upcoming film The Giver) and Ms. Rosenstock, and directed by Carolyn Cantor (The Great God Pan and After the Revolution at PH, Pumpgirl, Orange Flower Water). The cast met the press earlier today and you can check out full photo coverage from the big event below! (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Nick Blaemire, Kim Yu Blanck & More Set for CHASING THE SONG at La Jolla Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its Page To Stage workshop production of Chasing the Song, a jubilant new musical by the team behind the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis, featuring book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, music and lyrics by David Bryan and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. Kicking off the Playhouse's 2014/15 season, Chasing the Song runs May 13 - June 15 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Tickets are available by calling the Patron Services Department at (858) 550-1010 or online at LaJollaPlayhouse.org. (more...)

The Group Rep to Stage World Premiere Musical THE GHOST OF GERSHWIN, 5/9-6/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical 'The Ghost of Gershwin,' with music by Wayland Pickard, book by Doug Haverty, lyrics by Laura Manning, directed by Jules Aaron, choreographed by Michele Bernath, and produced by Richard Alan Woody. The play runs May 9 through June 22, 2014, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre at the edge of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 4/12, Part 2- BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Takes Prom Pic, IF/THEN Loves SOUTH PARK, & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our April 12th SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Richmond (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 4/12- Story Time With ROCKY, Face Time With NEWSIES, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's photos come from the casts of ROCKY, NEWSIES, BRIDGES OVER MADISON COUNTY, and more! (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond, Angela Dicarlo, Marty Thomas to Honor John Cameron Mitchell at THE MEETING*, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will continue its engagement at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, April 20 at 7:00 PM with a celebration of the lauded actor, writer and director John Cameron Mitchell just in time for the Broadway debut of his celebrated musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. After a highly-successful season at 54 Below, The Meeting* has returned to its downtown roots this year with shows through May. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post, and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. A recent story for Slate.com called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The April show will feature special guests Justin Vivian Bond (Tony Award nominated entertainer), Angela DiCarlo (Mad World of Miss Hathaway), Scott Matthew (Shortbus), Marty Thomas (Xanadu), Sven Ratzke (Hedwig in Berlin), Paul Dawson & PJ DeBoy (Shortbus), Shane Shane (La MaMa) and Derek Smith (Dixon Place). Tracy Stark serves as Music Director. (more...)

Clear Space Children's Theatre Presents XANADU, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Join the talented ensemble of young performers and stars of tomorrow from the Clear Space Children's Theatre in Rehoboth Beach as they perform some of the greatest hits from the 1980s in Xanadu. (more...)

Off-Broadway's DISASTER! Plays Final Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

DISASTER!, the 1970s disaster movie musical comedy, will play its final performance Off-Broadway tonight, April 11th, after a smash six-month run at the St. Luke's Theatre (308 W. 46th Street). Disaster! began previews on October 14th, 2013 and opened to critical acclaim on November 4th, 2013. The musical, which performs in repertory with other productions at the St. Luke's Theatre, will have played 11 previews and 86 performances at the time of its closing. (more...)

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