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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.



Photo Flash: The Ladies of CARMEN JONES Get Sultry in Silk and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2018

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week, the ladies of Carmen Jones get sultry in silk. Check out this week's Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Anna & Glinda & Lysistrata & More! FROZEN's Patti Murin Reflects on the Roles That Made Her Career
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 8, 2018

'I keep saying that I forgot that I know how to act, as opposed to making faces and appropriate gestures... It's a fairytale, sure. But it's a story that has to be told in a clear and concise way. [Michael Grandage] was the first person to tell me, 'You have to make it truthful. Don't just do things.' So Anna is rooted very deeply in truth.' (more...)

Photo Flash: The Plastics Have Doppelgangers and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2018

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week, the ladies of a regional production of Footloose took after the Plastics of Mean Girls. Check out this week's Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, July 6- Happy Birthday, Christopher Ashley!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 6, 2018

On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of the Tony Award-winning director of Come From Away, Christopher Ashley! (more...)

XANADU Comes To Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre presents the funky Xanadu from July 11 to July 15.  (more...)

Preview Performances for Joel Grey-Directed Yiddish FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Begin Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2018

The highly anticipated American premiere of the Yiddish language Fiddler on the Roof, presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) begins preview PERFORMANCE Off Broadway at the Museum of Jewish Heritage today, July 4th, with Press Opening slated for Sunday, July 15 and a VIP gala performance on Monday, July 16. Helmed by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Joel Grey, the acclaimed musical is being presented for an 8-week limited engagement through August 26. (more...)

Feinstein's At The Nikko Welcomes The Diamonds
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome famed rock 'n roll quartet, The Diamonds, for two performances only-Friday, October 19 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, October 20 at 8 p.m. Known for their spot-on four-part harmony and uncanny ability to entertain an audience, this evening will bring back great memories of that golden age of rock 'n roll. Tickets for The Diamonds range in price from $33.75-$65 and are available now by calling 866-663-1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com. (more...)

John W. Engeman Theater Presents NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for NEWSIES. Performances begin on Thursday, July 19 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)

Seacoast Rep Presents XANADU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

???????Here's a recipe for 'silly bliss' - take a Hollywood flop that became a Broadway hit, stir in Greek mythology and roller disco, add music by two pop greats and turn it over to The Madmen of Oopsy Daisy to direct at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth. (more...)

Theater UnCorked Announces Staged Reading Of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

???????Shana Dirik, Producing Artistic Director of Theater UnCorked - Boston's newest small theater company - announces the second production in the company's debut season, a benefit staged reading of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest for two performances only on Saturday, October 13th at 3:30 and 7:30 pm at Margaret Jewitt Hall, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. (more...)

BWW Interview: Be My Guest As Choreographer Cheryl Baxter Opines On Choreographing The Classic Disney Musical Beauty & The Beast at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jul 24, 2018

Disney's Classic Film and subsequent Broadway Musical are not easy to recreate and to do justice to as well, both to the animated film version and the original stage production. Five Star Theatricals has opened this past weekend at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza/Kavli Theatre with a most lavish, charming and authentic version! I had the opportunity to speak with the Choreographer, Cheryl Baxter, of this delightful musical, and learned what it takes to be able to tackle this type of exciting but daunting project. I was not at all surprised to learn that it takes a careers'-worth of experience and dedication to be at this level. (more...)

Photo Flash: The John W. Engeman Theater Presents NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater presents Newsies. Performances began on Thursday, July 19 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 2, 2018. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Take Opening Night Bows at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 23, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater presents Newsies. Performances begin on Thursday, July 19 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of NEWSIES at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 23, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater presents Newsies. Performances began on Thursday, July 19 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 2, 2018. Check out photos from the cast's opening night party below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Cast of CARMEN JONES Has Magic to Do With Ben Vereen, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2018

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week, the cast of Carmen Jones has 'magic to do' with Ben Vereen. Check out this week's Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for New Jersey (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Miami (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Denver (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix Metro - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Phoenix Metro (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Atlanta (more...)

Hangar Theatre Company is Seeking Temporary Housing For Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

As students are returning, the Hangar Theatre Company seeks spare rooms and beds for company members during the month of August, with 5 different ranges of occupancy starting from as early as August 5 and ending as late and September 4. The perfect spots would include kitchen, bath, and wifi access. Nearby parking preferable. (more...)

Casting Announced For THE MISMATCH GAME at Los Angeles LGBT Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Casting has been announced for the upcoming edition of Dennis Hensley's The MisMatch Game, the show the Los Angeles Times called, "witty, ribald ... an adventure in surrealist era bending." The side-splitting parody of the '70s game show returns to the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Renberg Theatre for two nights only, Saturday, July 28, at 8pm and Sunday, July 29, at 7pm. (more...)

Tickets On Sale August 3rd for DCPA Season; DEAR EVAN HANSEN, ANASTASIA, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) announces today that tickets for the 2018/19 Broadway, Cabaret, Off-Center, Theatre for Young Audiences, and the 40th Anniversary season for the DCPA Theatre Company shows go on sale to the general public Friday, August 3 at 10 a.m. at denvercenter.org. (more...)

THE CHURCH OF MODERN LOVE July Workshop Run Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

With a Machete Productions, in association with Haven Theatre, is thrilled to present The Church of Modern Love, a new rock musical experience, with music, lyrics and book by Davyd Reddyk and Ethan Krupp. This workshop-run will play at the Den Theatre - Bookspan Theatre from July 17th - 28th. The Church of Modern Love will be directed and choreographed by Jon Martinez (Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The View Upstairs). (more...)

Annie Golden, Lauren Patten, & More Join 54 SINGS P!NK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Annie Golden ("Orange is the New Black"), Lauren Patten (Fun Home, Jagged Little Pill), Kerri George (Heathers), Marcy Harriell (In the Heights, "Moana"), Morgan Reilly (Singer-Songwriter), Erica Swindell (Once, The Eagles), and more have joined the cast of 54 SINGS P!NK at Feinstein's/54 Below, Sunday, August 19th, 2018, at 7:00PM & 9:30PM. (more...)

BWW Review: The Late Michael Friedman's GONE MISSING Evokes an Emotional Response From Encores! Off-Center Audience
by Michael Dale - Jul 16, 2018

The person seated in the back of the orchestra section on opening night of the Encores! Off-Center concert mounting of GONE MISSING, who was loudly sobbing during the closing song, was by no means causing a disturbance. In fact, the choked-up moans of heartbreak being emitted throughout New York City Center's auditorium many times during the performance were simply bringing to the surface the sadness that served as the evening's subtext, even for those who did not know the clever and touching revue's late composer/lyricist personally. (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre Presents Cape Premiere of MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

Cape Rep Theatre continues its 2018 season with the Broadway musical sensation, MAMMA MIA!, music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, and some songs with Stig Anderson, book by Catherine Johnson, originally conceived by Judy Cramer, August 1 through September 2: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. There is no performance Sunday, August 5th. Tickets are $40. Pay-What-You-Can-Night is the first Friday, August 3. Student Rush tickets also available. Call the box office for details. Cape Rep Indoor Theater. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 or www.caperep.org. (more...)

Five Things You Should Know About FROZEN's Patti Murin
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2018

Frozen has taken Broadway by storm this season and it's partly thanks to Patti Murin's spunky yet honest portrayal of one of Disney's newest heroines. Earlier this month, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge chatted with Murin about being chosen to originate this role for the stage, her history with Disney shows, and of course, other highlights from the course of her Broadway career! Here are five takeaways from the conversation that you should know! (more...)

BWW Review: XANADU at Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre
by Brian Michaels - Jul 13, 2018

Director Hardy Koenig took us back to the 80's, 1980 to be exact, in the FMCT adaptation of Xanadu. The show is based on the book and motion picture (Starring Olivia Newton John). (more...)

Yiddish FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Extends Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) today announced that the highly anticipated American premiere of the Yiddish language Fiddler on the Roof, which began preview PERFORMANCES Off Broadway at the Museum of Jewish Heritage last week, will extend its run for an additional week through September 2 due to demand for tickets. The Press Opening takes place Sunday, July 15 and a VIP gala performance on Monday, July 16. Helmed by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Joel Grey, the acclaimed musical is being presented now for an 9-week limited engagement through September 2. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

San Diego Musical Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of Hairspray. Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Book, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. Music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, and book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Hairspray will be directed by J. Scott Lapp (SDMT's First Date), with choreography by Jill Gorrie (SDMT's Singin' in the Rain, 42nd Street, Damn Yankees), and music direction by Don LeMaster. Hairspray runs August 3 - September 2, 2018 at the historic Horton Grand Theatre, with press opening on Saturday, August 4 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On Encores! Off-Center's GONE MISSING
by Review Roundups - Jul 12, 2018

Encores! Off-Center, New York City Center's popular summer musical theater series, continues tonight with Gone Missing. John Behlmann, Susan Blackwell, Aysan Celik, Deborah S. Craig, Taylor Mac, and David Ryan Smithwill star in the special two-night-only engagement, presented in honor of composer and 2017 Encores! Artistic Director Michael Friedman. (more...)

XANADU Comes To Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre presents the funky Xanadu from July 11 to July 15.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cape Rep Theatre's MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Cape Rep Theatre continues its 2018 season with the Broadway musical sensation, MAMMA MIA!, music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, and some songs with Stig Anderson, book by Catherine Johnson, originally conceived by Judy Cramer, August 1 through September 2. (more...)

VIDEO: Jackie Hoffman and the Cast of Yiddish FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Put Their Spin on the Song 'Milkshake'
by Stage Tube - Aug 7, 2018

Yente's milkshake brings the boys to the yard! Cast members from the Yiddish production of Fiddler on the Roof, led by Jackie Hoffman as Yente, created a hilarious clip featuring the song Milkshake. Watch Yente get the boys all hot and bothered below! (more...)

Olivia Newton-John In Conversation Comes To Sydney And Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Lateral Events is pleased to announce that Olivia Newton-John has accepted an invitation to appear in live events on stage in Sydney and Melbourne in September, in conversation with Ray Martin. (more...)

Video: Broadway Takes the Stage at White House Kremlin Annex Protest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Rosie O'Donnell and many Broadway performers will take to the White House today to protest President Donald Trump and his administration today. Tune in to BroadwayWorld on Instagram and Facebook for an inside LIVE look at the protest, hosted by The King and I's Jon Viktor Corpuz! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 3, 2018
by - Aug 3, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell Will Lead Broadway Stars in Protest at the White House Monday
by Stephanie Wild - Aug 3, 2018

AP has reported that Rosie O'Donnell will lead cast members from some of Broadway's biggest musicals in a protest outside the White House on Monday. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

San Diego Musical Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of Hairspray. Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Book, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. Music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, and book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Hairspray will be directed by J. Scott Lapp (SDMT's First Date), with choreography by Jill Gorrie (SDMT's Singin' in the Rain, 42nd Street, Damn Yankees), and music direction by Don LeMaster. Hairspray runs August 3 - September 2, 2018 at the historic Horton Grand Theatre, with press opening on Saturday, August 4 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF In Yiddish Extends Through October 25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Due to critical acclaim and an entirely sold-out summer run the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) has announced a fall extension with a new block of tickets for the American Premiere of the Yiddish language Fiddler on the Roof. Originally announced to play through August 26th, the Yiddish language Fiddler on the Roof that opened on July 15th, will now play through October 25th. The production will continue its run at the Museum of Jewish Heritage with an updated performance schedule that includes Saturday evening performances, (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES at Diamond Head Theatre Carries the Banner
by Cheyne Nomura - Aug 15, 2018

Every now and then, a show comes along which displays the mass talent of the community's younger generation. Such can be said with the recently closed Newsies in Honolulu, Hawaii's Diamond Head Theatre (DHT), commonly referred to as "The Broadway of the Pacific." While many spectacular features comprise this marvelous musical, what truly stands out is its impressive cast, elevated by its lead performances, choreography, and musical direction. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Hangar Theatre Company Presents XANADU!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

 The Hangar Theatre Company completes their 44th Mainstage Summer Season with the campy fun-filled disco-infused Xanadu, directed and choreographed by Devanand Janki. The book was written by Douglas Carter Beane, with Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar. Performances will run from August 16 to September 1 with matinee and evening performances. (more...)

Joel Grey's Yiddish FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Eyes Broadway Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's Yiddish language Fiddler on the Roof has become one of the hottest tickets of the summer, with its run at the Museum of Jewish Heritage just extended through October 25th. But the tradition might endure beyond October... (more...)

The Hangar Theatre Company Presents XANADU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

The Hangar Theatre Company completes their 44th Mainstage Summer Season with the time-shifting, campy and just plain FUN musical Xanadu, directed by Devanand Janki. The book was written by Douglas Carter Beane, with Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar. Performances will run from August 16 to September 1 with matinee and evening performances. (more...)

'Broadway At Green's' Concert Series Launches With Stars Of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS and More In September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Broadway fans will have the chance to see the stars of their favorite shows perform at 'Broadway at Green's,' running Monday evenings throughout September at Haswell Green's. The series kicks off on Monday, September 3, with ticket prices ranging from $25 - $35. Produced by Upstairs Landing Productions LLC, the series will give audiences the chance to experience solo performances in a more relaxed cabaret setting. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bernadette Peters, Mandy Patinkin, Bebe Neuwirth and More Attend Yiddish FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2018

The cast of the Yiddish language production of Fiddler on the Roof have welcomed some special guests throughout their run. Among them have been Bernadette Peters, Joel Gray, Bebe Neuwirth, Mandy Patinkin, and many more. Check out photos below of the Broadway royalty that have shown their faces at this unique production! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Cast of CARMEN JONES Channels Rosie the Riveter and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2018

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week, the cast of Carmen Jones channels Rosie the Riveter. Check out this week's Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre Presents Cape Premiere of MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

Cape Rep Theatre continues its 2018 season with the Broadway musical sensation, MAMMA MIA!, music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, and some songs with Stig Anderson, book by Catherine Johnson, originally conceived by Judy Cramer, August 1 through September 2: Tuesdays, Todays and Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. There is no performance Sunday, August 5th. Tickets are $40. Pay-What-You-Can-Night is the first Friday, August 3. Student Rush tickets also available. Call the box office for details. Cape Rep Indoor Theater. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 or www.caperep.org. (more...)

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