BWW TV On The Spot: XANADU!
Xanadu will be the first Broadway musical to open in the new season on Tuesday, June 26th, 2007 (with previews beginning May 23rd) at the Helen Hayes Theatre. Want to "Find Your Xanadu" early? BroadwayWorld has this first look video sneak peek at the new musical inspired by the movie of the same name.Click below to watch highlights from the press preview and interviews with the cast and creative!Starring Kerry Butler as "Kira" (played in the film version by Olivia Newton-John), James Carpinello as "Sonny," Tony Roberts as "Danny" (played in the film version by Gene Kelly), and Jackie Hoffman and Mary Testa as the evil Muses "Calliope" and "Melpomene," respectively, Xanadu's cast also features Curtis Holbrook, Anika Larsen, Kenita Miller and Andre Ward. Douglas Carter Beane has written the book for Xanadu based on the film of the same name. The score will include the hits, "Magic," "Xanadu," "Party All Over the World" and "I'm Alive" -- all top 20 Billboard hits. The score was written by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. Lynne wrote and produced all of the music of Electric Light Orchestra (E.L.O). Farrar was also responsible for most of the hits that were performed by Olivia Newton-John in the 1970's. Christopher Ashley will direct with choreography by Dan Knechtges. Producers are Robert Ahrens, Dan Vickery, Tara Smith, Brian Swibel, Sara Murchison and Dale Smith.
The playing schedule during previews will be as follows: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm; Saturday at 2:00pm; and Sunday at 3:00pm. Please note: beginning on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 the schedule will change to the following: Tuesday at 7:00pm; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm; Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00pm; and Sunday at 3:00pm.Tickets range from $41.25-$111.25, including all facility fees, and will be available online at www.Telecharge.com and via telephone at (212) 239-6200 beginning on Saturday, April 21. A limited number of onstage seats and will be available at the box office only for $41.25. Student seats will be available for $26.25 day-of and at the box office only.
Produced and Edited by Craig Brockman
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