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SOMETHING ABOUT GEORGE Will Embark on UK Tour Next Year Photo SOMETHING ABOUT GEORGE Will Embark on UK Tour Next Year
by Stephi Wild - Nov 29, 2022

An acclaimed new music show highlighting the incredible talent of the late Beatle George Harrison is set to embark on a UK tour following its premiere in Liverpool and a successful run at Edinburgh Fringe.

CONCERT FOR GEORGE Comes to the Big Screen at Park Theatre Photo CONCERT FOR GEORGE Comes to the Big Screen at Park Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 21, 2022

The Park Theatre will present a special one-night-only screening of 'Concert for George', on Tuesday, November 29, in selected cinemas worldwide, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the momentous 2002 concert.

Center Stage Theatre Announces 2023 Season Featuring XANADU, A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGIN Photo Center Stage Theatre Announces 2023 Season Featuring XANADU, A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022

Center Stage Theatre, an inclusive and intergenerational community-based theatre providing high quality and affordable performances, educational programming and volunteer opportunities, has announced its 2023 season. 

SHINER Frontman Allen Epley to Release Debut Solo Album 'Everything' Photo SHINER Frontman Allen Epley to Release Debut Solo Album 'Everything'
by Michael Major - Oct 17, 2022

Allen Epley (Shiner, The Life and Times) spent more hours than his friends on the block did imprinting his parents' record collection on his psyche. He would pore over the cover art and liner notes and enter the world wrought by the giants of AM Gold ‚ÄĒ Bread, James Taylor, Carol King, Three Dog Night, Blood Sweat and Tears, 5th Dimension.

Review: XANADU JR. at Gettysburg Community Theatre Photo Review: XANADU JR. at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by Andrea Stephenson - Oct 7, 2022

It is always a joy to see a group of young actors pour their hearts into a show. Director Chad-Alan Carr, with music director Carrie Conklin and choreographer Kaitlyn Ball, have worked with the cast of Xanadu Jr. to create a delightful production that puts the focus on the actors and their talents.

XANADU Comes to Gettysburg Community Theatre Photo XANADU Comes to Gettysburg Community Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 5, 2022

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located within the first block of Lincoln Square at 49 York Street, will present their student production of the musical Xanadu October 6-17, 2022 with performances live on stage at 7pm Thursdays and Saturdays, as well as 2pm on Sundays.

Mommyheads Release Their New Cerebral Pop-Prog Record Photo Mommyheads Release Their New Cerebral Pop-Prog Record
by Michael Major - Sep 16, 2022

The Mommyheads release their new album, Genius Killer. The Mommyheads have returned to rockier ground but with their cerebral prog in full bore on Genius Killer. The album was heralded earlier in the summer with the video for the first song from the album, 'Idealist.' The clip was directed by Patrik Karlson.

Rhett Miller Releases New Single 'Go Through You' From New Album 'The Misfit' Photo Rhett Miller Releases New Single 'Go Through You' From New Album 'The Misfit'
by Michael Major - Aug 17, 2022

The 11-song collection was co-written and produced by Miller’s Hudson Valley, NY neighbor Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby, Sharon Van Etten, Danger Mouse) and continues their musical partnership that began on 2018’s The Messenger. Watch the visualizer for the new single now! Plus, check out upcoming headline and supporting tour dates.

Photos: First Look at XANADU at Laguna Playhouse Photo Photos: First Look at XANADU at Laguna Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2022

Laguna Playhouse concludes its historic 100th anniversary season with the dazzling and magical musical, XANADU, book by Douglas Carter Beane, music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, musical direction by Ricky Pope and directed & choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan. Check out photos here!

SOMETHING ABOUT SIMON and SOMETHING ABOUT GEORGE Are Now Open at Edinburgh Fringe Photo SOMETHING ABOUT SIMON and SOMETHING ABOUT GEORGE Are Now Open at Edinburgh Fringe
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2022

Two music shows which celebrate the talent of a pair of legendary musicians are now running at the Assembly Festival at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Jeff Lynne Videos

Video: Bainbridge Performing Arts Presents XANADU Videoplay
Video: Bainbridge Performing Arts Presents XANADU

by A.A. Cristi - May 1, 2018

If you loved BPA's Priscilla Queen of the Desert, you won't want to miss XANADU this May. This moving, electrifying tale of endless fun will keep audiences in stitches while the legendary, chart-topping tunes lift them out of their seats. An uproarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following one's dreams despite the limitations others set by others, XANADU rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends, Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. An outlandishly-enjoyable musical for adults, children, and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired, XANADU is based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly.

VIDEO: See The Cast of XANADU In Rehearsals At Pittsburgh CLO! Videoplay
VIDEO: See The Cast of XANADU In Rehearsals At Pittsburgh CLO!

by Alan Henry - Oct 17, 2017

XANADU runs at Pittsburgh CLO through December 7! See the cast in rehearsals!

STAGE 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.

VIDEO: Jeff Lynne's ELO Performs 'When I Was a Boy' on TONIGHT SHOW
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 19, 2015

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, music guest Jeff Lynne's ELO performed 'When I Was a Boy' off his new albm 'Alone In The Universe'. Watch the appearance below!

STAGE 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.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/10- XANADU
by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2014

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.

VIDEO: First Look - Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Reunite on CBS's A GRAMMY SALUTE TO THE BEATLES
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 7, 2014

Watch an historic reunion of the surviving members of The Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as they perform 'Hey Jude' and 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/With A Little Help From My Friends!'

VIDEO: First Look - Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Reunite on CBS's A GRAMMY(R) SALUTE TO THE BEATLES
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 7, 2014

Watch an historic reunion of the surviving members of The Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as they perform 'Hey Jude' and 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/With A Little Help From My Friends!'

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/10- XANADU
by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2013

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.

VIDEO: Jeff Lynne's New Video for 'Mercy, Mercy'
by Robert Diamond - Sep 21, 2012

Today (9/21) JEFF LYNNE's new video for "Mercy, Mercy"--the first track from his upcoming album LONG WAVE, out October 9 on Frontiers Records--has exclusively premiered. Check it out below!


Jeff Lynne Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Jeff Lynne written?
Jeff Lynne has written 1 shows including Xanadu (Composer).