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« on: Mar 28, 2006, 03:41 »

A stage musical version of the 1980 film Xanadu is eyeing a spring 2007 off-Broadway berth.

http://www.broadway.com/gen/Buzz_Story.aspx?ci=526632
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« Reply #1 on: Apr 19, 2006, 04:12 »

From http://westend.broadwayworld.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=9039

A reading of Xanadu ? based on the 1980 film of the same name ? will be presented on April 21 in Manhattan.

The reading will feature Kerry Butler as Kira, a reincarnation of one of the Greek muses, who encourages two friends to build a roller disco. The film, a cult favorite, featured Olivia Newton-John as Kira, as well as Gene Kelly as Danny.

Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed) penned the book for the production. Songs for the musical are from the movie's soundtrack; they were written by John Farrar and Jeff Lynne.

Butler, who is currently seen as Claudia Reston on "One Life to Live," has appeared on Broadway in Hairspray, in which she originated the role of Penny Pingleton. Other Broadway credits include Little Shop of Horrors, Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast and Blood Brothers. She is also known for her work in Off-Broadway's Bat Boy and in the San Francisco production of The Opposite of Sex.
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 16, 2006, 07:44 »

From the New York Times

Douglas Carter Beane will be coming back to Broadway for the second time this season, after making his debut this fall with his play ?The Little Dog Laughed.? The producers Robert Ahrens and Dan Vickery have announced that Mr. Beane?s take on the cult 1980 movie-musical ?Xanadu? will be skating into the Helen Hayes Theater in May. ?Xanadu,? for those who don?t remember or chose to forget, starred Olivia Newton-John as a heaven-sent muse who inspires the creation of an enormous disco roller rink. The musical, directed by Christopher Ashley (?All Shook Up?), will include songs from the movie?s soundtrack, produced by Jeff Lynne of the Electric Light Orchestra and John Farrar, among them the hit ?Magic.? Casting has not been announced, though Jane Krakowski and Cheyenne Jackson played the leading roles in a workshop last summer.
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« Reply #3 on: Mar 03, 2007, 05:15 »

by BWW News Desk

Producers Robert Ahrens, Tara Smith and Brian Swibel have announced that Kerry Butler will star as Kira in the new production of the musical XANADU. The production will be the first musical of the new Broadway season opening on Tuesday, June 26th with previews starting on May 23rd.

XANADU will be presented at the Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 West 44th Street.

Douglas Carter Beene has written the book with all of the music coming from the film version including the hit songs ?Magic?, ?Xanadu?, ?Party All Over the World? and ?I?m Alive? all top 20 Billboard hits. Score was written by John Farrar and Jeff Lynne. Lynne wrote and produced all of the Electric Light Orchestra (E.L.O). Farrar was also responsible for most of the hits that were performed by Olivia Newton-John in the 1980?s. Christopher Ashley will direct.

Kerry created the role of Kira in the first reading of XANADU. Because of conflicting schedules with other productions, Ms. Butler was not available until now. ?Lead producer Ahrens said Kerry Butler was our first choice and we are thrilled that her schedule has now opened up to join our production?. Ms. Butler recently starred in a workshop production of ?The Opposite of Sex? which also was performed at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. She starred on Broadway in ?Little Shop of Horrors? as Audrey and also in ?Hairspray? ?Beauty and the Beast?, ?Hairspray? and ?Les Miserables?. Her off Broadway starring roles have included ?Bat Boy: The Musical? and she recently appeared as a contract role on the ABC soap opera ?One Life to Live?.

No further casting is announced, but complete casting will be announced shortly upon completion of negotiations.
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