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Xanadu

Xanadu

by John Farrar, Jeff Lynne and Douglas Carter Beane

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Xanadu

Xanadu




A silly new musical based on the 1980 cult classic film of the same name.


Story:

While roller skating on the beach, Kira, meets and falls for a frustrated record album cover artist named Sonny. Enter Danny McGuire, an aging song and dance man who Kira inspired back when he owned a supper club in New York in the 40s. Together, with the help of Kira, Sonny and Danny team up to build and open a roller disco nightclub called Xanadu.


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Composer

Composer
John Farrar

Composer

Composer
Jeff Lynne

Lyricist

Lyricist and Librettist
Douglas Carter Beane



  • Premiere
  • 1980 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Helen Hayes Theatre
Opening Night
Jul 10, 2007
Total Performances
512
Original Cast
Kerry Butler, Cheyenne Jackson, Tony Roberts, Jackie Hoffman, Mary Testa, Curtis Holbrook, Anika Larsen, Kenita R. Millers, Marty Thomas, Andre Ward
Director
Christopher Ashley
Choreographer
Dan Knechtges
Producer
Robert Ahrens, Dan Vickery, Sara Murchison, Dale Smith, Tara Smith and B. Swibel
Musical Director
Eric Stern
Scenic Design
David Gallo
Costume Design
David Zinn
Lighting Design
Howell Binkley
Sound Design
T. Richard Fitzgerald and Carl Casella

1980 Film Version

Movie Name
Xanadu
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Robert Greenwald
Screenplay
Richard Christian Danus, Marc Reid Rubel
Starring
Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
Motion Picture Soundtrack


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD


Other

Merchandise




2008 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Actress in a Musical - Kerry Butler
Best Choreography

2008 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Book of a Musical
Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Cheyenne Jackson
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Mary Testa
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Director of a Musical

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