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John Farrar

 

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[West End, 1993]
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Tony Roberts, Douglas Carter Beane, Olivia Newton-John and John Farrar

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Olivia Newton-John and John Farrar

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Olivia Newton-John and John Farrar

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John Farrar and wife Pat Carroll

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John Farrar

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John Farrar News

Dame Olivia Newton-John Celebrated with a 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Her Debu Photo Dame Olivia Newton-John Celebrated with a 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Her Debut Album 'If Not For You'
by Michael Major - Sep 9, 2022

The beloved and iconic Dame Olivia Newton-John is celebrated this week with a remastered, 50th anniversary release of her hit debut album, If Not For You, on both vinyl and a 2-CD Deluxe Edition featuring six previously unreleased recordings. With its pre-order topping the Folk genre chart and Top 10 All Genre lists, the album is already reflecting her fans’ love of her music.

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!

San Jose Playhouse Presents XANADU, August 19 - September 11 Photo San Jose Playhouse Presents XANADU, August 19 - September 11
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2022

XANADU, the musical hit that enchanted South Bay audiences for 11 weeks in 2011 at The Retro Dome, returns for a limited run at San Jose Playhouse. Performances will take place as part of 3Below Theaters' “Up On The Roof” program, an outdoor entertainment festival taking place on the roof of the 2nd Street and San Carlos Garage above 3Below Theaters.

XANADU Returns to San Jose Playhouse Next Month Photo XANADU Returns to San Jose Playhouse Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2022

XANADU, the musical hit that enchanted South Bay audiences for 11 weeks in 2011 at The Retro Dome, returns for a limited run at San Jose Playhouse. Performances will take place as part of 3Below Theaters’ “Up On The Roof” program, an outdoor entertainment festival taking place on the roof of the 2nd Street and San Carlos Garage above 3Below Theaters.

Laguna Playhouse Presents XANADU, the Final Show of Its 100th Anniversary Season Photo Laguna Playhouse Presents XANADU, the Final Show of Its 100th Anniversary Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 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.  

Raleigh Little Theatre's XANADU Reopens The Gaddy-Goodwin Next Weekend Photo Raleigh Little Theatre's XANADU Reopens The Gaddy-Goodwin Next Weekend
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022

Raleigh Little Theatre's Teens on Stage and Teens Backstage programs present “Xanadu,” written by Douglas Carter Beane with music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. The musical is based on the 1980 Universal Pictures film of the same name, which features a screenplay by Richard Danus and Marc Rubel.

Los Altos Youth Theatre Announces Upcoming Production of Xanadu This Month Photo Los Altos Youth Theatre Announces Upcoming Production of Xanadu This Month
by Grace Cutler - Jul 2, 2022

Los Altos Youth Theatre will present its summer mainstage musical production, Xanadu. Performers range in age from 12-19.

Photos: First Look at XANADU Starring Olivia Bodner & Ray Robinson At Madison Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at XANADU Starring Olivia Bodner & Ray Robinson At Madison Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022

The Madison Theatre at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, Long Island recently launched its Signature Theater Series and open now through July 2 is Xanadu, the Tony-nominated, roller-skating musical adventure.

Lyric Stage Announces 2022-2023 Season Photo Lyric Stage Announces 2022-2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2022

The 2022/2023 Season marks Lyric Stage's 5th Season at the historic Majestic Theatre, located in downtown Dallas, and features five musicals by some of the most popular, award-winning, and cult-classic pop/rock composers Broadway has to offer, including Elton John, Phil Collins, ABBA, The Electric Light Orchestra (“ELO”), and Richard O'Brien. 

Josephine Rose Roberts & Kaitlyn Black to Star in SQUIRREL SCREAMS AND OTHER DATING S Photo Josephine Rose Roberts & Kaitlyn Black to Star in SQUIRREL SCREAMS AND OTHER DATING SOUNDS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022

This week, the second show of its season begins performances in the downstairs Hays Theatre June 16–July 9: the premiere of Squirrel Screams and Other Dating Sounds starring Kaitlyn Black from TV’s Heart of Dixie and Josephine Rose Roberts (Rock of Ages on Broadway).

John Farrar Videos

Video: Bainbridge Performing Arts Presents XANADU VideoVideo: 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.

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.

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.

STAGE TUBE: 'We Go Together' - Paper Mill Playhouse's GREASE Audience Tries to Scat
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse concludes its 75th Anniversary Season with America's favorite musical, GREASE. With book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, Grease will be directed by Daniel Goldstein with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Additional songs are by John Farrar, Barry Gibb, Scott Simon and Louis St. Louis. Grease plays the Millburn, New Jersey, theater through June 29, 2014. Click below to watch a fun video of audience members attempting to join in on 'We Go Together'!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Paper Mill's GREASE with Taylor Louderman, Bobby Conte Thornton & More
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse concludes its 75th Anniversary Season with America's favorite musical, GREASE. With book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, Grease will be directed by Daniel Goldstein with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Additional songs are by John Farrar, Barry Gibb, Scott Simon and Louis St. Louis. Grease plays the Millburn, New Jersey, theater through June 29, 2014. The official press opening night is Sunday, June 1, at 7:00pm. Check out highlights from the production below!

BWW TV: Tell Me More! Meet the Company of Paper Mill Playhouse's GREASE- Plus a Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 28, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse concludes its 75th Anniversary Season with America's favorite musical, GREASE. With book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, Grease will be directed by Daniel Goldstein with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Additional songs are by John Farrar, Barry Gibb, Scott Simon and Louis St. Louis. Grease will play the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from May 28 through June 29, 2014. The official press opening night is Sunday, June 1, at 7:00pm. The cast just met the press, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the company. Below, check out interviews with the cast and watch a performance preview!

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: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Teach GREASE 'Hand Jive' on ROVE LA
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, stars of the movie Grease, just appeared together on TV Guide's 'Rove LA' to promote their Christmas CD. Answering a studio audience member's request, the duo taught host Rove McManus and the fan how to do the 'Hand Jive'. Watch below!

VIDEO: First Look - Travolta, Newton-John's 'I Think You Might Like It' Video
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 6, 2012

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John have just unveiled the music video for their new single 'I Think You Might Like It'. The song is featured on their new Christmas Album 'This Christmas', which features collaborations with Barbra Streisand, James Taylor and Tony Bennett. Check it out below!


John Farrar Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has John Farrar written?
John Farrar has written 3 shows including Maggie May (Composer), Grease (Additional Material), Heathcliff (Composer).