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Xanadu - 2006 - New York

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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by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020
The third and final episode of the musical podcast Bleeding Love has been released! Bleeding Love, directed and edited by Harris Doran is based on a story by Jason Schafer, with book by Jason Schafer, music by Arthur LaFrentz Bacon, and lyrics by Harris Doran.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020
Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) announces Mother's Day Special of weekly 'Quarantined' AFTER DARK CABARET Series LIVE on the theatre's Facebook page (@ArizonaBroadway)* Friday, May 8, 2020 at 7:30pm MST.
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 28, 2020
HBO Max launched in May of 2020 and we've got a complete guide to all of the musicals, plays and theatre available on the newest streaming service.
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2020
Today (May 27) in live streaming: Chad Kimball visits Backstage Live, Debra Messing and Victoria Clark visit Stars in the House, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
Max von Essen took to Instagram to perform for fans, in lieu of his cancelled concert set for this weekend.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
This week's show will feature Hamilton stars, Ari Afsar and Deejay Young. In addition to their roles in Hamilton, Afsar is a composer of the new musical Jeanette, and Deejay Young toured with Jordan Fisher as a featured backup vocalist. 
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
This June, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan will Raise the Curtain on a five-episode virtual health and wellness series-Broadway's Best for Breast Cancer!-led by Hamilton star Mandy Gonzalez.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
Patti Murin (Frozen), recently joined Cara Cooper and Jessica Rush of the hit podcast Mamas Talkin' Loud, to talk about expecting her baby girl during this strange time of self isolation, bringing Princess Anna to life and closing the show, pregnant, as well as mental health, a cause she is very open and passionate about.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
Today (May 26) in live streaming: Star Trek Voyager reunites, a new episode of It's the Day of the Show Y'all, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2020
Films from throughout cinematic history have been brought to the Broadway stage for years. Which shows do you pick in each decade?
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2020
Australian pop icons and ARIA Hall Of Fame inductees, Human Nature, much-loved drag performer Courtney Act and musical theatre power couple Christie Whelan Browne and Rohan Browne are set to entertain viewers.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
In its first-ever virtual announcement, Starlight revealed the nominations for the 18th annual Blue Star Awards in a live premiere on Facebook Thursday, May 21. Fifty-three of 54 schools were able to stage their 2019-20 Blue Star Awards musicals throughout the past school year, leading to 179 nominations in 23 categories.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
A diverse cast of Broadway, TV, film, dance, and opera stars unite for an Interactive Virtual Pride Kick-Off Party and concert to raise money for LGBTQ+ homeless youth
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
In its first-ever virtual announcement, Starlight revealed the nominations for the 18th annual Blue Star Awards in a live premiere on Facebook Thursday, May 21. Fifty-three of 54 schools were able to stage their 2019-20 Blue Star Awards musicals throughout the past school year, leading to 179 nominations in 23 categories. On Thursday, hundreds of Blue Star Awards students celebrated the much-anticipated nominations at a safe social distance.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
The Civic Theatre has announced new outdoor venues for its upcoming productions of EMMA, XANADU, And MATILDA.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
Rachel Potter (Evita, The Addams Family), and Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu, The Secret Garden) have teamed up to present a weekly virtual cabaret series called Quarantine Cabaret. The two best friends have joined forces to appear in concert online, and each weekly show features a new lineup of guests.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
Today (May 20) in live streaming: Bombshell is back, Urie, Delany and Donovan visit Backstage LIVE, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below has announced that 10 new shows have been added to #54BelowatHome, a series of streamed performances to provide theater fans everywhere with artistic content from their favorite artists.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020
Today (May 19) in live streaming: Jagged cast performs live, Sierra Boggess takes over at Stars in the House, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020
This Thursday, Stars In The House will present a live concert to benefit You Gotta Believe, featuring Kerry Butler, Beth Malone, Nia Vardalos and more! Tune in here on BroadwayWorld!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020
Today (May 18) in live streaming: Laura Benanti hosts Stars in the House, Broadway comes together for Covenant House, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) announces Episode 8: COMEDY TONIGHT! of weekly 'Quarantined' AFTER DARK CABARET LIVE on the theatre's Facebook page (@ArizonaBroadway)* Friday, May 15, 2020 at 7:30pm MST.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020
Today (May 13) in live streaming: Ben Cameron counts down song about Spring, Laura Michelle Kelly sings Rodgers and Hammerstein and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2020
Today (May 12) in live streaming: It's the Day of the Show Y'all with Spencer Glass, Ken Davenport chats with James Snyder and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020
Today (May 11) in live streaming: Join the BroadwayWorld Book club, JRB and Georgia Stitt visit Stars in the House and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2020
Cockpit In Court Summer Theatre has postpones its season to 2021. Read full details below:
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2020
Today's top stories: stars are speaking out against racism on Broadway, future Hairspray productions will need to be cast as written, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2020
Today (June 3) in live streaming: Stars in the House celebrates Free Speech, and so much more!
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2020
Denver Center For the Performing Arts has released a new flashback video to its DCPA Cabaret production of Xanadu!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020
Today (June 24) in live streaming: Darren Criss visits Backstage Live, Matt Doyle & Jelani Alladin bring back R&H Goes Live! and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020
 Joe's Pub, a program of The Public Theater, continues JOE'S PUB LIVE!, its free series of live-streamed and archived performances from their iconic stage in New York City. Designed to facilitate social connection during this time of physical distancing, Joe's Pub will share multiple events with audiences worldwide each week.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020
Michael Hull and Dylan Bustamante host The 5:30 Quarantini, welcoming Broadway's most talented quarantined bartenders to share their favorite drinks and test their pub quiz knowledge. The 5:30 Quarantini celebrates its 100th episode on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020
Cara Cooper and Jessica Rush of the podcast 'Mamas Talkin' Loud', in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, have announced that Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu, All Shook Up) and husband Jason Landau (CEO of Slant), recently joined them as part of their month of PRIDE to share their incredible journey to becoming fathers to twins, Ethan & Willow.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 18, 2020
Today's top stories: BroadwayHD will stream a free Falsettos sing-along, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020
The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan will continue its free, smash hit virtual health and wellness series -Broadway's Best for Breast Cancer!-with co-hosts Hamilton star Mandy Gonzalez and JCC senior director of health and wellness programming Caroline Kohles, on Mondays June 22 and 29 at 6 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2020
 Joe's Pub, a program of The Public Theater, continues JOE'S PUB LIVE!, its free series of live-streamed and archived performances from their iconic stage in New York City. Designed to facilitate social connection during this time of physical distancing, Joe's Pub will share multiple events with audiences worldwide each week.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2020
Today (June 10) in live streaming: Betty Buckley visits Stars in the House, Quarantine Cabaret is back, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
Joe's Pub, a program of The Public Theater, continues JOE'S PUB LIVE!, its free series of live-streamed and archived performances from their iconic stage in New York City. Designed to facilitate social connection during this time of physical distancing, Joe's Pub will share multiple events with audiences worldwide each week.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
Producer Mark Cortale announced today that award-winning stars of the stage and screen Norm Lewis, Megan Hilty, and Cheyenne Jackson will join the line-up of talent slated to participate in The Seth Concert Series, the weekly virtual series based on Seth Rudetsky's international Broadway series that began at The Art House in Provincetown.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
On this day, we're wishing a happy birthday to the Tony Award-winning director of Come From Away, Christopher Ashley!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2020
The South Bend Civic Theatre will be suspending all scheduled in-person performances through the end of the year due to the re-escalating COVID-19 pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this year, Patti Murin and Colin Donnell announced that they were expecting their first child, and now the Broadway baby has arrived! According to People, the couple welcomed a baby girl, Cecily Philips Donnell, earlier this week.
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2020
This week's episode will feature Devanand Janki, founder of Live & In Color. Located in Salem, CT, Live & In Color develops new works that celebrate diversity, emphasizing non-traditional casting and multi-ethnic participants.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2020
Joe's Pub, a program of The Public Theater, continues JOE'S PUB LIVE!, its free series of live-streamed and archived performances from their iconic stage in New York City. Designed to facilitate social connection during this time of physical distancing, Joe's Pub will share multiple events with audiences worldwide each week.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020
At 7:30 PM EDT on Saturday July 25, the Hangar Theatre Company will present a new virtual production, Honk Your Horn: Celebrate! Musical! Theatre!, directed by Gerry McIntyre and Michael Barakiva with music direction by Daniel M. Lincoln.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
Joe's Pub, a program of The Public Theater, continues JOE'S PUB LIVE!, its free series of live-streamed and archived performances from their iconic stage in New York City. Designed to facilitate social connection during this time of physical distancing, Joe's Pub will share multiple events with audiences worldwide each week.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2020
Watch Cheyenne Jackson sing 'Teenage Dream' in this exclusive clip from The Seth Concert Series! Cheyenne's concert re-airs today at 3pm EST.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2020
In its first-ever virtual awards ceremony, Starlight revealed the winners of the 18th annual Blue Star Awards in a live premiere on Facebook Friday, July 31.