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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 Coverage: GREASE Opens at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 9, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for GREASE. Performances begin on Thursday, July 6 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, August 27, 2017. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Pantomime Returns To Sydney with THE ADVENTURES OF PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL in RETURN TO PANTOLAND
by Jade Kops - Jul 9, 2017

Bonnie Lythgoe's (Producer and Director) production of THE ADVENTURES OF PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL in RETURN TO PANTOLAND continues what is becoming a Sydney Winter tradition of Pantomime performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: Everything's Going to Plan at the Chocolate Factory, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

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 we've got the golden ticket into Willy Wonka's factory as we check in before curtain and join in some oompa-loompa makeup. Meanwhile the girls at Cats know where it's at and they're looking awfully purrty. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Photo Flash: GREASE is the Word at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for GREASE. Performances begin on Thursday, July 6 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, August 27, 2017. (more...)

XANADU, UP AND AWAY and More Slated for 2017-18 CLO Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the 2017-2018 CLO Cabaret Series featuring the Pittsburgh premieres of a newly imagined version of cult film-turned Tony Award-nominated hit, Xanadu; the world premiere of UP AND AWAY, a brand-new show discovered through Pittsburgh CLO's New Musicals Weekend this past April; titillating and funny farce PERFECT WEDDING; and Off-Broadway comedy, MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! (more...)

Fun, Fresh and Campy: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Opens 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Priscilla Queen of the Desert comes to Park Slope's Old Stone House & Washington Park this July, the perfect respite on a hot summer night. Directed by Piper Theatre co-founder John P. McEneny, this fabulous, gender-bending musical is a hit parade of dance floor favorites including "It's Raining Men," "I Will Survive," "Hot Stuff," and "I Love the Nightlife," that will make it impossible for you to remain sitting.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Elizabeth Stanley Is Going Back the Berkshires for Barrington Stage Company's RAGTIME
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 5, 2017

Elizabeth Stanely is going back to before this summer... or at least back to the Berkshires. Freshly off of her trip around the country in the national tour of The Bridges of Madison County, she is channeling her maternal instincts in Barrington Stage Company's Ragtime, playing through July 15 in Downtown Pittsfield, MA. (more...)

Roberto Araujo to Star in DO YOU DREAM IN SPANISH? at Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Roberto Araujoto will star in his show DO YOU DREAM IN SPANISH?, with additional material by Michael Perrie Jr., at the Fresh Fruit Festival, opening July 17, 2017 at 9pm at the Wild Project Theatre, 195 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10009. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, BANDSTAND, Tovah Feldshuh and More Coming Up This August at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

This August, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Flash: Hoop, Hoop, Hooray! THE KING AND I Celebrates a Two Show Day, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2017

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 KING AND I celebrates Saturday at The Kennedy Center, and casts near and far celebrate National Dance Day. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park and Kate Rockwell to Play 'The Plastics' in Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Producers Lorne Michaels and Stuart Thompson have announced casting for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film; music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs. (more...)

Birdie Productions Present FAME at the Bryan Brown Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Birdie Productions are ecstatic to present FAME, from 18th- 27th August 2017 at the Bryan Brown Theatre in Bankstown. With performances from Kat Hoyos from Here Come the Habibs and Lyndall Wennekes from The Voice, this production is sure to be something to remember! (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa Join Jason Alexander in John Patrick Shanley's THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce additional casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, appearing as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

They're So Fetch! Meet MEAN GIRLS' Plastics and Friends/Enemies!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

In celebration of today's announcement, we're rounding up past performances from the new cast so that you can meet the Plastics and friends/enemies! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Riot Girls Smash the Patriarchy in LIZZIE at City Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

City Theater Company drops the axe on the 24th season this September with Lizzie, a blistering rock opera based on the 19th century legend surrounding notorious accused murderess Lizzie Borden. Four women front a six-piece rock band to tell a timeless tale of murder and mayhem. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

9 TO 5 Comes to Playhouse on the Square
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Pushed to their boiling points, coworkers Violet, Judy, and Doralee concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical, and bigoted boss. In a hilarious turn of events, they live out their wildest fantasies - giving their boss the boot! While their boss remains "otherwise engaged," the women give their workplace a dream makeover taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought provoking, and even a little romantic. (more...)

BRITNEY SPEARS: THE CABARET Heads to London in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

After sell-out seasons in Australia, Britney Spears: The Cabaret arrives in London for one week only this Summer, playing in the Theatre at The Other Palace from Tuesday 5 to Saturday 9 September. (more...)

BWW Feature: ZANNA, DON'T! at Out Front Theatre Company
by Justin Cole Adams - Jul 25, 2017

Th revamp of ZANNA, DON'T! gives the audience more than even better, and will definitely make you wanna say Zanna, do! (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 23
by Audition Roundup - Jul 23, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 23, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 23
by Audition Roundup - Jul 23, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 23, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Photo Flash: SWEENEY TODD Skips Into the Darkness and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

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 SWEENEY TODD's valuable villains skip off into the darkness, and the NEWSIES are channeling their inner Sasha Velour. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

BROADWAY DREAMS to Return to Charlotte with a Terrific Broadway Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Broadway Dreams has partnered with the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and Central Piedmont Community College on the return of their annual Summer Intensive, July 29 - August 5, 2017 in Charlotte, N.C. Lead by an all-star roster of Broadway's brightest stars and industry professionals, Charlotte's rising stars will participate in a week-long intensive focusing on acting, vocal performance and dance. The week will culminate in two public performances of a unique Broadwaystyle cabaret, allowing students to perform alongside their Broadway idols. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Steps First! BANDSTAND Continues Music Lessons, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2017

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 Bandstand continues the music lessons and it looks like they're going...well. Meanwhile companies from near and far celebrate Canada's birthday! Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

THE NANCE at Pride Films and Plays Extends to 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' Jeff -recommended Chicago Premiere of Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award-nominated play THE NANCE - a hit among critics and audiences alike - will be extended beyond its originally announced closing of July 30, and will now play through Sunday, August 13, 2017. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 16
by Audition Roundup - Jul 16, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 16, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Photo Flash: WICKED Practices a Kiss Goodbye and More Saturday Intermission Pics
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

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 our Instagram take over leads to a sweet #SIP with Wicked on tour and friends from far and wide celebrate their two show days. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Thom Southerland to Direct First London Revival of THE WOMAN IN WHITE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Acclaimed rising star director Thom Southerland (Titanic, Grey Gardens, Grand Hotel) is to direct the first ever revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical The Woman in White. (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO Opens at Saint Michael's Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Saint Michael's Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 19 opening of the Off-Broadway hit Murder for Two at Saint Michael's Playhouse. Murder for Two features book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair and stars Noel Carey and Jeremiah Ginn, both from Murder for Two's national tour. Murder for Two creative team is led by director Jeremy Scott Lapp with choreography by Wendy Seyb, scenic design by John Paul Devlin, costume design by Andrea Lauer, lighting design Anthony Pellecchia, and sound design by Jill BC DuBoff. (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 12th, 2017 - 54 SINGS MAN OF LA MANCHA and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 12, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: William Michals, Lesli Margherita and Anthony Santelmo, Jr. star in 54 SINGS MAN OF LA MANCHA tonight! (more...)

Casting Announced for Hell in a Handbag's BEWILDERED at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions, now celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season, is pleased to announce casting for the world premiere of BEWILDERED. (more...)

Broadway's Kyle Dean Massey to Perform at The Cabaret this Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Kyle Dean Massey, star of Broadway's Next to Normal, Wicked, and Pippin, as well as the ABC series Nashville, will present his acclaimed cabaret show in Indianapolis on July 28. (more...)

BWW Review: Douglas Carter Beane's New Musical HOOD at Dallas Theater Center
by Kyle Christopher West - Jul 10, 2017

Not every new musical can be a HAMILTON, but that's exactly what makes the eclectic genre of American musical theatre thrive and bloom. However, there are a few necessary, key ingredients in creating musical theatre magic, including relatable principal characters and some heartfelt showtunes. And, although Dallas Theater Center's efforts to produce an edgy new musical based on the Robin Hood folklore don't ever get past the surface of the legendary story, there's still something irresistible about being in the room where a new work is being created. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Presents New Writers at 54: TA-DA! THE LYRICS OF ERIC PRICE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents New Writers at 54: Ta-Da! The Lyrics of Eric Price on Sunday August 13 at 9:30pm and featuring Tony Award nominees Beth Malone (Fun Home), Howard McGillin (The Phantom of the Opera), Jarrod Spector (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), and a cast of Broadway all-stars. (more...)

1980's Cult Classic XANADU Comes to Flynn Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2017

True love, evil curses, banishment and, did someone say "roller skates?" Let the fun begin! Sit back and give your senses over to a musical on wheeled-shoes featuring 23 brave and talented young-adult performers...in a black box theater!  (more...)

Photo Flash: Mrs. Lovett Shares SWEENEY TODD Skills You Can Safely Try at Home and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2017

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 SWEENEY TODD's Mrs. Lovett shares a makeup tutorial that will have you looking positively Lovett-ly, and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA plays a little understudy/standby/alternate musical chairs. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 3, 2017
by - Aug 3, 2017

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...)

Acclaimed Songwriter Scott Alan Returns To Birdland In October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is pleased to welcome back acclaimed songwriter Scott Alan in "Home Again," a very special concert on Monday, October 2nd at 7pm. (more...)

Emma Degerstedt, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and More to Lead DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the cast and creative team of the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous).  (more...)

Oily Cart Presents KUBLA KHAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The sights, sounds and smells of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic poem - Kubla Khan - are to be re-imagined into a brand new and unique immersive production in August 2017 by one of Britain's most innovative and ground-breaking young people's theatre companies - Oily Cart. (more...)

BWW Previews: LIZZIE at City-Theater
by Greer Firestone - Aug 2, 2017

Of course, City-Theatre would be THE group to premiere LIZZIE, a sizzling rock opera based on the 19th century legend surrounding notorious accused murderess Lizzie Borden. Four women. 1 rock band. 40 whacks. Year after year this band of theatrical malcontents/troubadours continue to entertain and engage audiences with their vanguard productions, bizarre creative staging and in your face audience interaction. (more...)

Photo Flash: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Gears Up for the Eclipse and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

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 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is all geared up for the eclipse on Monday, and THE KING AND I tour stops to snap a pic before the costume parade passes by! Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Alex Newell, Christopher J. Hanke, Ryann Redmond and More Take the Stage with Broadway Dreams Students in Philly
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Broadway Dreams just stopped at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center as part of its 2017 Summer Intensive Tour, #ComeTogether, offering the international non-profit's unique brand of performing arts training. BroadwayWorld has photos from the culminating performance below! (more...)

TUTS Welcomes Dan Knechtges as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announces the appointment of Tony-nominated director and choreographer, Dan Knechtges, as TUTS new Artistic Director. (more...)

VIDEO: Jackie Hoffman Makes a Compelling Offer to Her Fellow Emmy Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

In an all-new video, FEUD star Jackie Hoffman calls the other Emmy-nominated actresses in her category to make a compelling offer! The actress can currently be seen starring in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: HAMILTON and GROUNDHOG DAY Celebrate #DiversityOfBroadway and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

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 casts of HAMILTON and GROUNDHOG DAY celebrate the amazing diversity on Broadway. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

You're Invited to an Unforgettable Wedding in IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

It's like 'Modern Family' meets wedding party drama when Saugatuck Center for the Arts' Mason Street Warehouse (MSW) theatre company presents It Shoulda Been You, a musical comedy about an unforgettable wedding day with a game-changing plot twist. (more...)

RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Will Grace Atwood Concert Hall in Anchorage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The tour cast of RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA will start off their fall and winter performances in Anchorage at the Atwood Concert Hall from October 24-29. (more...)

Breaking News: Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller and More to Set Sail with Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Today, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller, and Isaac Powell are joining the new Broadway production of Once On This Island, which will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Erin Weaver
by Elliot Lanes - Aug 1, 2017

Today's subject Erin Weaver is currently living her theatre life onstage at Imagination Stage in Bethesda, MD playing the title role in Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. The production continues performances now through August 13th. (more...)

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