Opened: August 3, 2006
Closing: August 03, 2006

Xanadu - 2006 - New York History , Info & More

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.

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Olivia Newton-John's 'Totally Hot' Celebrates 45th Anniversary With a Return to Vinyl and CD by Michael Major - Sep 22, 2023

MCA/UMe is set to release both vinyl and CD editions of Dame Olivia Newton-John’s smash-hit, tenth studio album, 1978’s Totally Hot, a record that further reinforced her status as a surefire international superstar. In celebration of Newton-John’s first-ever platinum-certified album’s 45th anniversary, Totally Hot returns to vinyl.

Review: CHEYENNE JACKSON Makes Welcome Return To NYC In Stunning 54 Below Debut by Stephen Mosher - Sep 21, 2023

This was one of the special ones, and there are three chances left to see Cheyenne.

54 SINGS BANDSTAND, Cheyenne Jackson, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 16, 2023

Check out the lineup of performances next week at 54 Below!

Ali Stroker, Elizabeth Stanley & More to Join Arts Education Benefit Honoring Raúl Esparza by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2023

Broadway performers and award-winning artists under the direction of acclaimed conductor, music director, orchestrator, composer, arranger, and Arts Ignite Founder, Mary-Mitchell Campbell will gather for an arts education benefit GLOW! Celebrating our Arts Education Champions.

GRUMPY OLD MEN is Now Playing at Surflight Theatre by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2023

Surflight Theatre will be continuing their 2023 Season with the romantic musical comedy, Grumpy Old Men: The Musical, book by Dan Remmes, music by Neil Berg, lyrics Nick Meglin. Performances are already underway, find out more here!

Australian Theatre Festival NYC To Honor Caroline O'Connor And Producer Neil Gooding At 2023 Gala by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2023

Get ready for the Australian Theatre Festival NYC 2023 Fundraising Gala, honoring Broadway and West-End icon Caroline O'Connor and Producer Neil Gooding. Join in for an evening of performances and celebrations, showcasing Australian stories and artists in NYC. Tickets and tables are still available for purchase.

Pittsburgh CLO Announces The Cast Of TICK, TICK...BOOM! by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2023

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the smash hit tick, tick… BOOM! will be the first show to light up the stage at the renovated, new-look Greer Cabaret Theater, Sept. 22-Oct. 22. The Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for this exclusive engagement, which also marks the return of the Kara Cabaret Series.

Cheyenne Jackson, Ada Vox, and More to be Featured in LA CAGE at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 28, 2023

Get ready for an extraordinary performance of LA CAGE at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel featuring Cheyenne Jackson, Ada Vox, and more. Find out when and where you can catch this highly anticipated show in Hollywood. Don't miss this limited-time event – all the details you need to know are right here.

LA CAGE Returns With Cheyenne Jackson and Ada Vox in October by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2023

 La Cage, a high-energy, immersive live theatrical experience, will launch at Hollywood Roosevelt’s iconic Cinegrill Theatre on October 5. Inspired by the legendary La Cage Aux Folles nightclub in LA, the variety show promises to bring back the golden age of Hollywood supper clubs to a new generation while paying homage to its rich history.  

The New London Barn Playhouse Opens Its MainStage Production Of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL by A.A. Cristi - Aug 24, 2023

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, a Billie Holiday musical, is now at the New London Barn Playhouse, running from August 23rd - September 3rd.

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL to Bring Billie Holiday's Iconic Songs to the Stage at New London Barn Playhouse by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2023

Get ready to be captivated by the powerful and intimate performance of 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill' at New London Barn Playhouse. Experience the life and music of legendary singer Billie Holiday in this mesmerizing musical tribute.

Shoshana Bean, Gavin Creel, Kerry Butler & More to Join Cheyenne Jackson's 54 Below Debut by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2023

Shoshana Bean, Gavin Creel, Kerry Butler, and more will be joining Cheyenne Jackson for his highly anticipated debut at 54 Below. Don't miss this star-studded lineup of talented performers as they deliver an unforgettable night of entertainment. Get all the details and book your tickets now!

A Theater In The Dark to Present Live Immersive Staged Reading of THE WHITE CITY: AN AUDIBLE EXHIBITION ON H.H. HOLMES, MURDERER in October by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 19, 2023

A Theater in the Dark’s original audio play THE WHITE CITY: AN AUDIBLE EXHIBITION ON H.H. HOLMES, MURDERER, which premiered online in March 2023, will be presented in a live, immersive staged reading with members of the original cast, for two nights only in the Coach House of historic Glessner House.

Photos: Eden Espinosa, The Cast of TITANIQUE, And More Take The Stage In BROADWAY SINGS CELINE DION At Sony Hall by A.A. Cristi - Aug 10, 2023

This week, Broadway Sings presented its first brand new concert in over two years at Sony Hall, Broadway Sings Celine Dion. The show featured a starry cast of Broadway performers belting out original arrangements of Dion’s hits, accompanied by an 11-piece orchestra. A show featured a special performance from original cast members of the award-winning off-Broadway show Titanique. See photos from the concert!

Hunt & Fish Club's HFC Underground Unveils Initial Fall Lineup by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2023

Hunt and Fish Club has revealed its initial fall lineup of HFC Underground with three captivating performances featuring timeless tunes, Broadway showstoppers, enchanting Disney melodies, and elegant choreography with fine dining in a speakeasy-inspired atmosphere.

Brooke Shields To Headline THE CABARET's Eclectic Fall Season by Stephen Mosher - Aug 10, 2023

The wide-ranging season includes the expected mix of Broadway’s best, acclaimed international artists, a collaboration with Indy Jazz Fest and more.

Birdland to Welcome Golden Globe Winner Amanda McBroom in SUCH GOOD FRIENDS by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 8, 2023

Join Amanda McBroom, the Golden Globe winner, as she takes the stage at BIRDLAND in 'Such Good Friends,' a celebration of female songwriters. Don't miss this limited engagement!

Cheyenne Jackson Set to Make 54 Below Debut by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 7, 2023

Don't miss out on the chance to see Cheyenne Jackson make his debut at 54 Below. Get ready for an unforgettable night of Broadway magic as the talented star takes the stage in this highly anticipated performance.

See Tony Award Winner Cady Huffman and Bass Player Mary Ann McSweeney Live at Birdland Theater by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2023

Get ready for an extraordinary night of music as Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and bass player Mary Ann McSweeney take the stage at Birdland Theater. Don't miss out on this limited-time performance that guarantees an unforgettable experience.

Broadway's Best in The West Comes to Palm Springs Cultural Center by Kay Kudukis - Jul 30, 2023

Palm Springs Cultural Center presents Broadway’s Best of the West Series featuring shows by Megan Hilty, Jack Kelly, Cheyenne Jackson, and Laura Benanti.

Photos: First Look at TheatreWorksUSA's CAT KID COMIC CLUB: THE MUSICAL at the Lortel Theatre by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 30, 2023

TheaterWorksUSA's world premiere of the musical adaptation of Cat Kid Comic Club series by Dav Pilkey opens today, Sunday, July 30, at 3 PM. The limited run is written by the award-winning team of Kevin Del Aguila (book and lyrics) and Brad Alexander(music), with direction and choreography by Marlo Hunter and musical direction by Paul Staroba, and runs through August 27, 2023 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Check out photos here!

Cortland Rep Closes 51st Summer Season With THE WIZARD OF OZ by A.A. Cristi - Jul 27, 2023

Cortland Repertory Theatre closes their 51st summer season with a three-week run of a unique stage adaptation of the classic MGM musical “The Wizard of Oz”.

Birdland to Present an Unforgettable Night of Music with Matt Baker and Luke Hawkins by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 25, 2023

Join in at BIRDLAND for an unforgettable night of music featuring the extraordinary talents of Matt Baker and Luke Hawkins. Don't miss out on this epic musical experience.

Wake Up With BWW 7/24: NEW YORK, NEW YORK Sets Closing Date, and More by - Jul 24, 2023

Top stories: New York, New York will close next weekend, Moulin Rouge! celebrates 1000 performances on Broadway, and more!

New Jersey Fringe Festival to Return this August by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 22, 2023

Summer is here and the New Jersey Fringe Festival is near!  The 3-day outdoor marathon event features live theater performance, music, art vendors, food, craft brews and wine, plus outdoor yoga for the whole family. The event runs August 18th-20th and celebrates creativity and artistic expression, bringing together talented artists and performers from the region to showcase their work in multiple hand-picked venues throughout Downtown Hammonton.

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Wrinkling Time with Kenita Miller by Jayke Workman - Jul 23, 2023

In this video, Jayke is joined by Tony Nominated actress, Kenita Miller, to talk all about her amazing career! We talk about her Tony nominated performance as Lady In Red in For Colored Girls, as well as her times in Once On This Island, Xanadu, and The Color Purple. 

Marla Mindelle & TITANIQUE Cast Members Join BROADWAY SINGS CELINE at Sony Hall by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2023

Prepare to be captivated as Marla Mindelle and the talented cast of Titanique deliver a breathtaking homage to the legendary Celine Dion. Experience the magic of Broadway as these stars pay tribute to an icon.

Cast & Creative Team Set for CAT KID COMIC CLUB: THE MUSICAL World Premiere by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2023

Discover the world premiere of CAT KID COMIC CLUB: THE MUSICAL, an enchanting theatrical production based on the popular book. Delight in the adventures of Cat Kid and his friends as they bring laughter and excitement to the stage. Perfect for families and fans of the book, this captivating show is not to be missed. Get your tickets now!

George Abud, Jeannette Bayardelle & More to Star in THE UNTITLED UNAUTHORIZED HUNTER S. THOMPSON MUSICAL by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2023

Discover the exciting cast of the upcoming unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson musical, featuring George Abud, Jeannette Bayardelle, and more. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the star-studded production and learn about the talented actors bringing Thompson's iconic story to the stage.

Birdland to Present DREAMING OF A SONG: THE MUSIC OF HOAGY CARMICHAEL With Klea Blackhurst and Billy Stritch by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2023

Immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies of Hoagy Carmichael as Klea Blackhurst and Billy Stritch take the stage at Birdland. Don't miss this unforgettable night of 'Dreaming of a Song: The Music of Hoagy Carmichael' with two incredible performers.

Priscilla Lopez, Andréa Burns, Eden Espinosa & More Will Star in Michael John LaChiusa's THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA at Lincoln Center Theater by Nicole Rosky - Jul 18, 2023

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop) just announced the New York premiere of THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA, directed and co-choreographed by Graciela Daniele, with book, music, and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa. 

Full Cast and Creative Team Set For LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at the Muny by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2023

The Muny has announced its full cast, design and production teams for the cult classic, Little Shop of Horrors, July 25 - 31. 

XANADU to Rolls Onto The Osceola Arts Stage This Month by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 13, 2023

Osceola Arts will close the 2022-2023 Theatre Season with Xanadu later this month. For the very first time, the Osceola Arts Main Stage will feature this jukebox musical comedy running Friday, July 21st through Sunday, August 6th.

Wake Up With BWW 7/12: CABARET Broadway Transfer, Matt Doyle in SINATRA Musical, and More! by - Jul 12, 2023

Today's top stories: the West End revival of Cabaret will transfer to Broadway, Matt Doyle will lead the world premiere of Sinatra the Musical, and more!

THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES Comes to Cortland Repertory Theatre by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2023

Cortland Repertory Theatre presents their annual summer children's show, performed by the 2023 Performing Intern Company. 

GYPSY Comes to Gretna Theatre Next Week by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2023

Regarded as one of the finest musicals ever written, Gypsy is the unforgettable tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success, as well as her own. With a glorious score featuring some of Broadway’s most iconic numbers, this blockbuster musical shows the ups and downs of show business with passion, humor, and class.

Wake Up With BWW 7/6: Timothee Chalamet May Return to the Stage, and More! by - Jul 6, 2023

Top stories: Timothee Chalamet teases a potential return to the stage, Jackie Burns joins Titanique, and more!

SPAMALOT & More Lead Orlando's July 2023 Theater Top Picks by BWW Staff - Jul 5, 2023

Orlando is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Our top picks for July 2023 include Spamalot, The Sound of Music, and more!

INTO THE WOODS Comes to Indiana University Department of Theatre & Dance This Week by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2023

The summer heats up as the Indiana University Department of Theatre & Dance presents the 2023 IU Summer Theatre production of Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine's contemporary classic about timeless storybook characters whose wishes come true, for better or worse.

Book Your Virtual Experience With Nico DeJesus, Brittney Johnson, Patti Murin & More on BWW Stage Door by Team BWW - Jul 4, 2023

BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you Stage Door, a platform allowing for your favorite performers to offer more virtual services including video shout outs, virtual classes, meet & greets and more! Book your favorite stars from around the theater community from Broadway, West End, National Tours, Viral Stars, and more for video shout-outs, classes, and more. It's the perfect holiday gift for Broadway loving family, friends, or yourself!

TUTS: A CELEBRATION OF HOUSTON STORIES AND SONGS to Feature Christina Wells, Raven Troupe, and More by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 2, 2023

Theatre Under The Stars will return to the Miller Outdoor Theatre stage for the first time since 2019 with a concert in July. The show, dubbed TUTS: A Celebration of Houston Stories and Songs is directed by Mitchell Greco, and will run July 11 – 15 features a cast of beloved Houston actors singing many songs from the shows TUTS has performed over the last 55 years.

Lorna Courtney, Eden Espinosa, Jessica Vosk & More to Star in BROADWAY SINGS CELINE DION at Sony Hall by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2023

The Broadway Sings concert series has revealed the lineup for its first new installment in two years: Broadway Sings Celine Dion. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Amber Iman, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Annie Golden & More to be Featured in Williamstown Theatre Festival Readings by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2023

Amber Iman, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Annie Golden and more will be featured in Williamstown Theatre Festival's Fridays@3 reading series.

How Often Do Summer Shows Win a Tony Award? by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Jul 16, 2023

This month, the reader question was: How often do shows that open on Broadway in the summer go on to become Tony Award winners for Best Musical?

Broadway Jukebox: Movies Turned Musicals- 80s Edition by Team BWW - Jul 1, 2023

Broadway is going back in time this summer! Just yesterday, the iconic Delorean found a permanent parking spot at the Winter Garden Theatre as Back to the Future: The Musical, based on the beloved 1985 film, officially began previews.

XANADU Comes to Metropolis in July by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2023

Closing the 2022 – 2023 Season at Metropolis is the cult movie classic turned musical comedy Xanadu. Kevin Wiczer directs the glitter explosion with choreography by Kristine Burdi and musical direction by Kenneth McMullen. 

THANKS FOR PLAYING! THE GAME SHOW SHOW Comes to 3Below Theaters by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2023

From the creators of 3Below Theaters and The Retro Dome comes a revival of their musical comedy that celebrates America's love affair with TV game shows. “Thanks For Playing! The Game Show Show” (also known simply as, “The Game Show Show!”) opens Saturday July 22, 2023 and performs Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm.

Indiana University Summer Theatre Presents Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2023

The summer heats up as the Indiana University Department of Theatre & Dance presents the 2023 IU Summer Theatre production of Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine's contemporary classic about timeless storybook characters whose wishes come true, for better or worse.

XANADU Comes to Cortland Repertory Theatre by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2023

Cortland Repertory Theatre takes a time trip back to 1980 with their second production in the 51st annual summer season as they present the pop musical “Xanadu”, running from June 21 - 30.

Cast & Creative Team Set for CAT KID COMIC CLUB: THE MUSICAL World Premiere at The Lucille Lortel Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2023

TheaterWorksUSA has revealed the cast and creative team for the upcoming World Premiere of the musical adaptation of #1 bestselling  Cat Kid Comic Club series by Dav Pilkey.



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