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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 Stephi Wild - May 6, 2021
Tony Award winner Gavin Creel and Tony Award nominee Aaron Tveit will reunite for a brand-new duet for Miscast21, premiering on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 8pm ET on MCC's YouTube Channel.
by Team BWW - May 5, 2021
BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that SIX the Musical's Adrianna Hicks will join the BroadwayWorld Stage Door masterclass lineup in June, as well as the return of FROZEN's Patti Murin for an all new class next month.
by Team BWW - May 31, 2021
BroadwayWorld Events is bringing you incredible talent right into your home! This week includes Alex Newell on The Seth Concert Series, a masterclass with Patti Murin, and our 54 Below On Demand offerings!
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 26, 2021
Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce that next Movie Musical Monday discussion about the movie “Funny Girl” will be hosted by Porchlight Music Theatre Board Member and retired Chicago Public Library Foundation CEO Rhona Frazin with special guest multiple Emmy Award-winner Bruce Vilanch, Monday, June 7 at 7 p.m. CDT. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced a very special benefit reading of  Ben Jonson’s classic comedy, Volpone, or The Fox directed by Jesse Berger, Red Bull’s Founder and Artistic Director. First produced by Red Bull Theater in 2012, this new version will feature emendations & elaborations by director Berger and playwright Jeffrey Hatcher.
by Nicole Rosky - May 20, 2021
Today (May 20) in live streaming: your last chance to watch Miscast, Oli Higginson and Molly Lynch visit Backstage Live, the Next on Stage Top 10, and more!
by Stephen Mosher - May 20, 2021
The wait is over, New York; Farah Alvin is back at The Green Room 42 to rock the house once more.
by Nicole Rosky - May 19, 2021
Today (May 19) in live streaming: more chances to watch Miscast, Lilli and Chuck Cooper visit Backstage Live, a Pageant reunion on Stars in the House, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - May 18, 2021
Today (May 18) in live streaming: more chances to watch Miscast, the TCG 60th Anniversary Gala, Vincent D'Onofrio & Dana Lyn at Joe's Pub, and more!
by Ainhoa Hornero - May 17, 2021
El evento contó con Idina Menzel, Kelli O'Hara, Billy Porter, Annaleigh Ashford, Renee Elise Godsberry, LaChanze y Robin de Jesus, entre otros.
by Nicole Rosky - May 17, 2021
Today (May 17) in live streaming: more Miscast, Live at the Lortel with Ann James, Night of Covenant House Stars, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - May 15, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, May 15-16, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2021
 Davine Productions premiered Beautiful, The Carole King Musical in 2020 and will be bringing back the highly successful production for an encore season in July this year. This Tony, Olivier and Grammy-winning musical will once again play at The Star Theatre, Hilton and will feature the same leading cast.
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2021
Giffords Circus returns to London this summer with its long-awaited production The Hooley, playing at Chiswick House and Gardens from Thursday 24th June – Sunday 11th July.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2021
Asolo Repertory Theatre announced its 2021-22 season today. Asolo Rep will kick off in November with a musical that will set the tone for the whole season with its message of exuberant hope and love for all humanity. The winter repertory season includes three incredible works that speak to family, community and love.
by Stephi Wild - May 1, 2021
The award-winning producer of Sweet Charity and Little Shop of Horrors, Luckiest Productions, and Hayes Theatre Co, today announced the cast for the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical Merrily We Roll Along.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2021
Broadway's Jesse JP Johnson is also a singer/songwriter releasing a new single, Sweet Sweet Lovin’, June 18th on Spotify, iTunes and where you listen to music. “Through all we have been through these past months, everyone could use some lovin’” and Jesse’s song provides that and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2021
Last month, Anika Larsen and Sammy Lopez collaborated with New York City Children's Theater to create a special recorded 'front porch' performance of the song 'Count on Me' by Bruno Mars for Kaleidoscope 2021 - a filmed celebration of their work.
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 5, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, June 5-6, 2021.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 4, 2021
Throughout her outstanding career, Mary has earned numerous Tony, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Drama League nominations for her work, as well as a special Drama Desk award celebrating 'Three Decades of Outstanding Work.'
by Team BWW - Jun 4, 2021
BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that Kara Lindsay (Wicked, Newsies) and Jenn Colella (Come From Away, If/Then, Chaplin) will join the BroadwayWorld Stage Door masterclass lineup in June!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2021
Larsen and Maxwell are Distinguished Artists in Residence at The Studios, one of the premiere multidisciplinary arts & culture organizations in South Florida and the Florida Keys. They were invited by opera librettist & theater writer Stephen Kitsakos, Studios Artistic Associate & Executive Producer of the weekly livestream series Between Two Palms, to perform on The Studios new outdoor rooftop garden, Hugh's View.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 23, 2021
This summer, Duluth Playhouse presents the award-winning hit Broadway musical XANADU, skating into the NorShor Theatre on July 15th and running through August 1st. This zany satire, based on the 1980 cult film starring Olivia Newton-John, features all the chart-topping songs from the film's soundtrack including “Magic,” “I'm Alive,” and 'Xanadu.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2021
Mary Testa will be in a deep dive chat with Executive Producer & Artistic Associate, Stephen Kitsakos on Wednesday, June 23rd from 6-7PM EDT. The weekly livestream program pairs theater, television, film, literary & visual arts personalities online for a lively, unscripted hour-long conversation produced by The Studios.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 21, 2021
Florida Studio Theatre presents Shades of Bublé: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé, a charming Cabaret bringing the swinging standards and pop hits of Michael Bublé to life onstage.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2021
The role of Ella (Cinderella), a strong and intelligent young woman who dreams of escaping her endless chores so she might see the world, will be played by rising musical theatre star Shubshri Kandiah.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2021
Moongate Productions will present the world premiere of who we are, a one act play written and directed by Christine Toy Johnson at the Women's Theatre Festival WTFringe2021 on July 9 at 6 pm EST with subsequent performances on July 17 at 6 pm EST and 24 at 6:30 pm EST.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2021
Broadway luminaries Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu, The Secret Garden) & Marissa Rosen (Kristin Chenoweth: For The Girls), have released a new musical theater mashup pairing The Little Mermaid with Little Shop of Horrors.
by Herbert Paine - Jun 14, 2021
In QUEEN BEES, director Michael Lembeck has translated producer Harrison Powell’s and writer Donald Martin’s vision into a work that buzzes with a smooth and gentle tone of familiarity and romance. A thriving honeycomb of performances, thanks to the presence of veteran actors Ellen Burstyn, Ann- Margret, Loretta Devine, Jane Curtin, James Caan, and Christopher Lloyd. One of the premiere films to be screened at the 2021 Sedona International Film Festival (June12th-20th). Also, now in theatres and On Demand
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2021
Milo Ventimiglia was also recently announced as a new season four cast member on the series, which premieres on Amazon Prime Video.
by Barry Lenny - Jun 12, 2021
The Variety Gala marks the beginning of another Cabaret Festival.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2021
Directed by Braden M. Burns, Hoffman stars alongside Kelly Kinsella. Tickets are available now!
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2021
On this week's episode of 32 Bar Cut: The Show, we are sitting down with a Disney princess, Diana Huey! Diana played Ariel on the Broadway tour of The Little Mermaid and made history as the first Asian-American woman to do so. Diana shares with us what her life has been like since that day, her career now, her favorite roles over the years and so much more! 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 23, 2021
The Mac-Haydn Theatre kicks off its magical 2021 return season with the Stephen Schwartz musical, Pippin, opening July 29.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 17, 2021
While the world is slowly starting to open up, travel remains... complicated. While you may not be able to plan the vacation of your dreams quite yet, you can still be transported to places near and far with the magic of music.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2021
Jesse JP Johnson is debuting his new single LIVE, Sweet Sweet Lovin', that is now available on Spotify, iTunes and wherever you listen to music at The Greenroom 42, July 23rd @7pm. In addition to his new tune he will also be performing a number of original songs as well as covers you'll want to get up out of your seats and dance to. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021
Producer Thomas Laub announced today that five time Tony Award-nominee, Drama Desk Award, and two-time Outer Critics Circle Award winner Douglas Carter Beane’s newest play, Fairycakes, will mark its world premiere this fall at the Greenwich House Theater (27 Barrow Street), home to many of Beane’s first plays, beginning Thursday, October 14, 2021.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 10, 2021
On this day in 2007, the musical adaptation of the cult classic film Xanadu opened at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre. 
by Audrey Liebross - Jul 1, 2021
Live theatre returns to the Coachella Valley with the Desert Rose Playhouse's THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST, in Desert Rose's new Palm Springs venue. The production is worth seeing, with fine acting, direction, and visual design.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2021
Today's Theater Stories features the Hayes Theater! Learn about Broadway's smallest theater, which has presented shows including Rock of Ages, Lobby Hero, What the Constitution Means to Me, Grand Horizons and many more!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 28, 2021
Today (April 28) in live streaming: Marilyn Maye visits Backstage Live, George C. Wolfe chats with John Benjamin Hickey, and more!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 26, 2021
Become part of the action as tap-dancing Sister Hubert, ballet-loving Sister Leo, street-wise Sister Robert Anne, former circus performer Reverend Mother Regina, and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia fumble their way through this interactive and hilarious international phenomenon.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 23, 2021
BLEEDING LOVE, the first musical theater podcast to be recorded and released during quarantine, is celebrating its one-year anniversary and over 20,000 downloads. BLEEDING LOVE takes place in a world that is too dangerous to go outside, where a starry-eyed teen cellist risks leaving her apartment to win the love of the rebel punk next door.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 22, 2021
Company star Kyle Dean Massey and his husband, fellow Broadway veteran Taylor Frey, have just announced that they are expecting their first child. 
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2021
The next round of performers has been announced for Miscast21, premiering on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 8pm ET on MCC’s YouTube Channel. The broadcast will remain available through 11:59pm ET on Thursday, May 20, 2021.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 19, 2021
Today (April 19) in live streaming: a master class with Kerry Butler, André De Shields is live at the Lortel, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 16, 2021
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts will offer four outdoor concerts under the glass at the Denver Performing Arts Complex slated for May 15 & 16 and June 5. These open-air, socially-distanced concerts will feature entertainment, grab-and-go snacks from Prelude + Post and a cash bar.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2021
Elizabeth Stanley has announced on Instagram that she is expecting her first child with Charlie Murphy! In the photo, she's flashing a peace sign, and clarifies that it is not a number 2, for twins.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 10, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, April 10-11, 2021.