XANADU Ends 3/29 In Chicago Before Making Its Way To Tokyo
After a three-month run at the Drury Lane Theater Water Tower Place, XANADU announces its final three weeks, ending its run in Chicago on March 29, before making its way to Tokyo for its Asian premiere. The entire production, including sets, will travel to Japan for a month-long engagement before beginning a US National Tour in Fall 2009.
Winner of Best Musical (Outer Critics Circle Award) and Best Book (Drama Desk Award), The New York Times raves XANADU is "heaven on wheels," and the Washington Post says this musical is "a triumph!"
With a book "ingeniously adapted" (New York Times) by Douglas Carter Beane, and a score by Jeff Lynne (writer and producer for the Electric Light Orchestra (E.L.O.)) and John Farrar (responsible for most of the hits performed by Olivia Newton-John in the 1970's), XANADU features the top 20 Billboard hits, "Magic," "Xanadu," "All Over the World" and "I'm Alive." Award-winning Christopher Ashley directs "at roller-derby speed" (New York Times) with choreography by Dan Knechtges. XANADU is produced by Robert Ahrens, Dan Vickery, Mickey Liddell, b. swibel, Tara Smith, and Latitude Link.
This is Chicago's last chance to see the 90-minute show critics are hailing "very funny," "high energy," and "blissfully giddy!" XANADU ticket prices start at $25 for on-stage seating and may be purchased at the Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place Box Office (175 E. Chestnut St.); any Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., and 18 W. Monroe St.); the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (312) 902-1400; all Ticketmaster ticket centers (including select Carson Pirie Scott stores, Hot Tix, select Coconuts and fye stores); and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com. Groups of 10 or more can make reservations by calling (312) 977-1710.