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Xanadu - 2006 - New York Tickets, News, 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.


by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2022
Sean Blake, Judy Fitzgerald and Jan Lucas will be the trio of Midwestern snowbirds unpacking family secrets in a May 14 developmental staged reading of Kenneth Jones' comedy-drama Two Henrys, part of Actors Theatre of Indiana's Lab Series of new play readings. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022
BIRDLAND THEATER will present John Manzari – the acclaimed dancer, singer, actor, and choreographer currently appearing on Broadway in Funny Girl – in a special event on Monday, May 23 at 8:30 PM.
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022
Charlie Stemp and Carly Anderson will lead the cast of Susan Stroman’s new production of the musical comedy CRAZY FOR YOU™, with music & lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, and book by Ken Ludwig, running at Chichester Festival Theatre from 11 July – 4 September. 
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2022
The countdown to the Tony Awards has a officially begun! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Kenita R. Miller!
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022
Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are proudly open this June with a full slate of nightly performances! At Birdland Jazz Club, catch the Liebman, Brecker, Copland Quintet, Greg Ruvolo Big Band, Yellowjackets, Terraza Big Band, Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams, Frank Catalano Quartet, Danilo Perez & His Global Messengers, New London Big Band, Stacey Kent, Ron Aprea Big Band, Linda Lavin and Tuck & Patti.
by A.A. Cristi - May 26, 2022
Gain access to over 500 artists, live music, special events, and more this summer with a 2022 Passport to the Arts for only $29 per passport (a $45 USD value).
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2022
Meet the Broadway bound cast of INTO THE WOODS for Summer 2022, which includes Sara Bareilles, Brian D'Arcy James, Patina Miller, Phillipa Soo, and more!
by A.A. Cristi - May 25, 2022
Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents the hit Off-Broadway musical The Marvelous Wonderettes, May 24 - June 26 on the Festival Stage.
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2022
Skyline Theatre Company, Bergen County’s most established professional theatre company, presents a weekend of live theatrical performances of “Murder for Two” from Thursday, June 2 through Sunday, June 5 at the George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation in Bergen County’s Fair Lawn.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022
BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present a historic evening with two legendary Broadway stars Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams for the first time on Monday, June 13 at 7:00 PM.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 22, 2022
Julien's Auctions' blockbuster three-day music auction event MUSIC ICONS held on Friday, May 20th, Saturday, May 21st, and Sunday, May 22nd 2022 culminated today in the highly anticipated sale of the mythic electric guitar that changed music and the world: Kurt Cobain's 1969 Fender Mustang electric guitar played in Nirvana's breakthrough hit and landmark 1991 music video, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022
Asolo Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for the new musical HOOD. Five-time Tony-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane reunites with composer and lyricist Lewis Flinn, his Give it Up/Lysistrata Jones collaborator, to bring to life this hilarious and stirring new theatrical adventure.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022
Joshua Henry will head the cast of Brave New World: The Musical (as World Controller Thomas Mond) for an invitation-only industry reading on May 23rd in Midtown Manhattan. Joining Henry will be Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes, and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022
BIRDLAND THEATER will present pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter Liam Forde – celebrating the release of his first album Great to Be Here – on Monday, June 13 at 8:30 PM.
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022
The Madison Theatre at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, Long Island will launch its Signature Theater Series this summer with top artists from the worlds of Broadway, music & TV on fully staged productions of In The Heights, Xanadu and All Shook Up, plus the NY premiere of Ella, First Lady of Song starring Grammy-nominated singer & actress Freda Payne, and the world premiere of the play Squirrel Screams and Other Dating Sounds.
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022
Washington, DC-area theatre productions will participate in the 2022 Spring Bucket Brigade, May 19-22, to raise funds and awareness for Theatre Washington’s Taking Care Fund, supporting local theatre makers.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 11, 2022
Two time MAC Award Nominees for Duo/Group Cheo Bourne and Lena Moy-Borgen are back with more cake! Moy-Borgen & Bourne’s Office Party is coming to Don’t Tell Mama on May 24th and June 2 at 7pm. Watch them, your party planning committee, as they curate an awesome party for you - and this one takes you to an evening at the movies! Celebrate 100 years of film in song. Jerry Phelps (No Evil 2.0: A Resistance Cabaret) is our Employee of the Month and Nicole Spano (Mama’s Next Big Act 2019) joins us as our temp! Richard Lowenburg music directs. Expect jokes, trivia, songs and free cake (maybe)!
by Jared F - Mar 30, 2022
Margie Mays is based in Los Angeles, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actor, and host. She appeared on seasons 2 and 3 of American Idol on ABC. She also teaches voice and piano lessons and wants to aspire young artist and performers. Currently, Margie is playing Elle Woods in Legally Blonde the Musical in the heart of Hollywood at the Hollywood Majestic.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 29, 2022
In celebration of Céline Dion’s birthday on March 30, Tony Award-winning producer Eva Price (Jagged Little Pill, Oklahoma!) has announced that Titanique – the irresistibly funny and irreverent new musical send-up of the blockbuster film Titanic, featuring the songs of pop icon Céline Dion – will open off-Broadway this summer at The Asylum Theatre (307 W 26th St.)
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2022
The Muny announced today the cast for LEGALLY BLONDE including Kyla Stone, Fergie Phillipe, Patti Murin & more. Meet the cast and find out how to get tickets today!
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 9, 2022
RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Jackie Cox will join a lineup of talent that includes Conrad Ricamora and more, as 54 Below celebrates 10 YEARS OF PRIDE!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2022
Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents the hit Off-Broadway musical The Marvelous Wonderettes, May 24 - June 26 on the Festival Stage.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2022
American Idol favorites Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young lead the incredible cast of the new musical, Skates, featuring Adia Bell, Adam Fane, Kelly Felthous, Cory Goodrich, Emma Lord, Jason Richards, Kelvin Roston, Jr., Zach Sorrow, and Trey Deluna. Check out all new photos and video
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022
Singer/tapper Luke Hawkins brought an extraordinary evening of singing, dancing and laughter to the Birdland Theater on Monday, June 20.  The show was a love letter to these art forms, as Luke paid homage to the history of tap dance greats. Check out photos here!
by Jerri Shafer - Jun 23, 2022
New Albany Middle School was selected to perform as the only Middle School on the ABC6 Bicentennial Park Stage at the 2022 Columbus Arts Festival. This was a wonderful opportunity for these 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to share their passion for musical theatre with their community! The NAMS Theatre Department performed selections from their recent productions of “Xanadu Jr.”, “Mary Poppins Jr.” and finished off with the number “We don’t talk about Bruno” from the smash hit “Encanto”. Director: Melissa Gould, Musical Director: Sean Hooper. Performers: Aline Bhat, Anna Fishbaugh, Annie Trybus, Ava Baker, Ava Feisel, Brie Funk, Cali Russell, CJ Gaines, Drew Wintersteller, Ella Davis, Eva Vian, Eve Limpach, Evie Nacht, Gabby Lewis, Ghost Thomas, Gia Ellenberg, Hope Rooney, Ian Kopf, Kayla Haynes, Kendall Beus, Lee Brechter, Lila Griveas, Lilly Steel, Maggie Hill, Maria Thiel, Myles Patton, Neil Teri, Noelle Griffith, Olivia Fuller, Olivia Horne, Olivia Smith, Parker Cohn, Regan James, Riley Malone, Riley Snead, Riley Walsh and Sahil Shah. Crew : Carter Purcell, Ella Proudfoot
by Team BWW - Jun 17, 2022
Stage Door is 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, including Patti Murin, Fergie L. Philippe, Ali Ewoldt and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022
Syracuse Stage has announced casting for the world premiere of How to Dance in Ohio, a new musical inspired by Alexandra Shiva’s Peabody Award-winning documentary of the same name. How to Dance in Ohio’s fourteen-member cast includes Tony Award-winning RENT star Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Broadway veterans, and seven autistic actors. Learn all about the production here!
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).
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2022
The company's first project will be 'Brutal', a comedy short about a news anchor (Jackson) who acquires a leaked sex tape of a U.S. senator. The short is directed by Sam McConnell and written by Nicolas Citton. The cast also includes Matthew Morrison, Rachael Harris, Angelica Ross, and Johnny Sibilly.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 12, 2022
Beacon Performing Arts Center (BPAC) is thrilled to announce its 5th Anniversary Celebration Concert titled Bringing Broadway To Beacon Starring Patti Murin. Broadway's Patti Murin will be performing alongside current BPAC students and alumni in a concert of songs from Broadway and popular music.
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2022
Which Best Musical and Best Play nominees will win a Tony Award? BroadwayWorld has rounded up the winners of the Tony Awards, the Drama Desk Awards, the Drama League Awards and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the last fifty years to compare winners year by year.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre has announced its 2022-2023 season. The 2022-2023 Season at Metropolis includes a series of popular theater productions including Cabaret, Xanadu and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2022
BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Tony Award winner Linda Lavin in a special concert celebrating her most recent solo album, Love Notes, on Monday, June 27 at 7:00 PM. Ms. Lavin will be joined on stage (as on the album) by her longtime collaborator, pianist and singer Billy Stritch.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2022
Surflight Theatre returns for the Summer 2022 season, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Steve Steiner, to present its Mainstage production of An American in Paris. Adapted from the 1951 Academy-award-winning film starring Gene Kelly, this Broadway delight has been beloved by audiences, winning four Tony awards in 2015.
by HaleyJane Rose - Apr 8, 2022
Tune in to our Instagram story today, as Kerry Butler takes over to take you behind the scenes of her day as Beetlejuice returns to Broadway.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 28, 2022
While most people spent their time during the COVID lockdown bingeing TV series, learning to make sourdough, or teaching themselves to knit, renowned tap dancer and teacher, Felipe Galganni (2022 Bistro Award Winner for Original Jazz Presentation) developed an entirely new creation - a Brazilian song and dance queen who sprang full blown from his love of the Olivia Newton John classic, Xanadu. He will introduce her to the world in The Rise of Xana DuMe along with her sisters and muses Gisele Bundchen, Carmen Miranda, Ann Miller, and Maria Montez in an evening of wildly entertaining music and terpsichore.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2022
San Jose Playhouse Presents MAN OF LA MANCHA in June. Performances run June 4 through June 26. (Previews on June 2 and 3) Performances run Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022
BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Nashville vocalist Wendy Moten – best known for her 2021 run on NBC’s “The Voice” – in a special concert on Monday, May 16 at 7:00 PM. Her show will include songwriter Richard Whiting hits including “He’s Funny That Way,” “My Ideal,” “Miss Brown,” and “Too Marvelous For Words.”
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 28, 2022
Rehearsals are underway for the world premiere musical Skates! American Idol favorites Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young lead the incredible cast of the new musical featuring Adam Fane, Kelly Felthous, Cory Goodrich, Emma Lord, Jason Richards, Kelvin Roston, Jr., Michelle Lauto, Zach Sorrow, Trey Deluna and Adia Bell. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022
Prospect Theater Company announced today that its annual Spring Gala will feature performances and special appearances by Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner André De Shields; Ali Ewoldt (The Phantom of the Opera); Drama Desk Award winner Gretchen Cryer; Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee Nick Corley and more.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 25, 2022
Sean Blake, Judy Fitzgerald and Jan Lucas will be the trio of Midwestern snowbirds unpacking family secrets in a May 14 developmental staged reading of Kenneth Jones' comedy-drama Two Henrys, part of Actors Theatre of Indiana's Lab Series of new play readings. Richard J. Roberts directs the play set at the dawn of marriage equality and the dusk of the worst days of the AIDS epidemic.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 22, 2022
Acting is all about human connection. So is life. With CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION, a powerful and insightful early work by Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker, Eagle Theatre will present a night of unforgettable theatre that skillfully proves why the ability to connect and emphasize with others is more vital than ever, through the story of five individuals whose community center theatre classes change their lives forever. CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION will run May 12-29 at the Eagle's historic downtown Hammonton venue.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 21, 2022
ArtsWest will present the Seattle debut of Benjamin Benne's new play ALMA, running May 5 through May 22. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022
Osceola Arts has announced its season of plays and musicals for the 2022-2023 Theatre Season. This season’s lineup will feature familiar titles and celebrate shows that were not only beloved on stage but also cherished on the silver screen!
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 19, 2022
Denver Center for the Performing Arts Cabaret announces two shows for the summer lineup at The Garner Galleria Theatre; Rockin' and Rollin' with Miss Rhythm: The Story of R&B Legend Ruth Brown plays two weekends only June 3&4 and June 10&11, and Dixie is back where it all started with Dixie's Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull (and 16 Other Things I learned while I Was Drinking Last Thursday) June 22 through July 17. Tickets are on sale now at
by Taylor Clemons - Apr 13, 2022
When you hear the word Xanadu, you can't help but snicker. When you hear that Xanadu is a musical, your jaw hits the floor. The film Xanadu is infamous for its negative reviews after the release in 1980, but over the years it has earned a 'guilty pleasure' cult classic status. Fast forward to 2007, and Xanadu became a Broadway musical... and a surprise success.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022
America’s next big musical sensation has its cast! American Idol favorites Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young will lead the incredible cast of the new musical, Skates.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022
National Philharmonic has announced its 2022-2023 season, which includes eight classical programs conducted by Music Director Piotr Gajewski and two by Chorale Artistic Director Stan Engebretson; two pops shows led by Principal Pops Conductor Luke Frazier; and a piano recital.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 11, 2022
Algonquin Arts Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for its spring production of Into the Woods.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2022
for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf begins previews tonight, Friday, April 1, 2022 at the Booth Theatre. The show will officially open on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Meet the cast here!