Xanadu

Xanadu
Theatre: Helen Hayes
Status: Closed
(May 23, 2007 - September 28, 2008 )
  • Preview: May 23, 2007
  • Open: June 10, 2007
  • Close: September 28, 2008
Musical - World Premiere
Running Time: 1hr 30mins

A new musical based on the 1980 Universal film which had a screenplay by Richard Danus & Marc Rubel. This new comedy centers on Kira, a Greek muse sent to Earth to inspire artists in Venice, CA.  While on Earth, Kira falls in love with an artist as she helps him realize his dreams.

For The Record:

The 1980 film “Xanadu” starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly and was directed by Robert Greenwald.  The film featured songs by  Messrs  Lynne  &  Farrar,  who  are  members  of  the  band  ELO. 

Total Gross: $17,126,310
Average Weekly Gross: $241,216
Total Gross Potential: 49%
Total Attendance: 240,985
Average Weekly Attendance: 72%

Staff & Creative Team

Music & Lyrics:

Jeff Lynne
John Farrar

Choreographer:

Dan Knechtges

Settings:

David Gallo

Costumes:

David Zinn

Lighting:

Howell Binkley

Musical Director:

Eric Stern

Cast

Clio/Kira 05/23/2007 - 09/28/2008
Sonny  05/23/2007 - 09/28/2008
Danny Maguire/Zeus 05/23/2007 - 09/28/2008
Calliope/Aphrodite 05/23/2007 - 09/28/2008
Melpomene/Medusa 05/23/2007 - 09/28/2008
Thalia/Siren/Young Danny/'80s singer/Cyclops 05/23/2007 - 04/13/2008
Euterpe/Siren/'40s Singer/Thetis 05/23/2007 - 12/23/2007
Erato/Siren/'40s singer/Eros/Hera 05/23/2007 - 09/28/2008
Terpsicore/Siren/'80s singer/Hermes/Centaur 05/23/2007 - 09/28/2008