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Xanadu   

Helen Hayes Theatre, (7/10/2007 - 9/28/2008)
First Preview: May 23, 2007 Total Previews: 49
Opening Date: Jul 10, 2007    
Closing Date: Sep 28, 2008 Total Performances: 512

Category: Musical, Fantasy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Los Angeles and Mount Olympus in 1980


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Martin Markinson and Donald Tick
Produced by Robert Ahrens, Dan Vickery, Sara Murchison, Dale Smith, Tara Smith and B. Swibel; Associate Producer: Allicat Productions, Marc Rubel and Cari Smulyan
Book by Douglas Carter Beane; Music by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar; Lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar; Musical Director: Eric Stern; Based on the Universal Pictures Film Screenplay by Richard Danus; Based on the movie with a screenplay by Marc Rubel; Music arranged by Eric Stern; Associate Musical Dir.: Karl Mansfield
Directed by Christopher Ashley; Choreographed by Dan Knechtges; Associate Director: Dana Iris Harrel; Associate Choreographer: DJ Gray
Scenic Design by David Gallo; Costume Design by David Zinn; Lighting Design by Howell Binkley; Sound Design by T. Richard Fitzgerald and Carl Casella; Projection Design by Zachary Borovay; Hair and Wig Design by Charles G. LaPointe; Make-Up Design by Jon Carter; Associate Scenic Design: Frank McCullough; Associate Lighting Design: Ryan O'Gara; Associate Costume Design: Amelia Dombrowski and Sarah Laux; Associate Projection Design: Austin Switser
General Manager: Laura Heller; Company Manager: Jolie Gabler
Production Stage Manager: Arturo E. Porazzi; Technical Supervisor: Juniper Street Productions; Stage Manager: John M. Atherlay
Conducted by Eric Stern; Associate Conductor: Karl Mansfield; Synths: Eric Stern and Karl Mansfield; Guitar: Chris Biesterfeldt; Drums: Eric Halvorson; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Music Copying: Kaye-Houston Music; Synthesizer Programmer: Karl Mansfield
Casting: Cindy Tolan; Press Representative: Pete Sanders and Blue Current Public Relations; Marketing: HHC Marketing; Advertising: The Eliran Murphy Group, Ltd.; Dance Captain: Marty Thomas; Associate Casting Director: Adam Caldwell
Cast
Kerry Butler
Clio/Kira
Cheyenne Jackson
Replaced James Carpinello in previews
Sonny
(Jun 21, 2007 - Sep 28, 2008)
Tony Roberts
Danny Maguire, Zeus
Jackie Hoffman
Calliope, Aphrodite
Mary Testa
Melpomene, Medusa
Curtis Holbrook
Thalia, Siren, Young Danny, '80s Singer, Cyclops
(May 23, 2007 - Apr 13, 2008)
Anika Larsen
Euterpe, Siren, '40s Singer, Thetis
(May 23, 2007 - Nov 26, 2007)
Kenita R. Miller
Erato, Siren, '40s Singer, Eros, Hera
Marty Thomas
Featured Skater
Andre Ward
Terpsicore, Siren, '80s Singer, Hermes, Centaur
Swings: Patti Murin and Marty Thomas
Understudies: Annie Golden (Calliope, Aphrodite, Melpomene, Medusa), Curtis Holbrook (Sonny), Anika Larsen (Calliope, Aphrodite, Clio/Kira, Melpomene, Medusa), Kenita R. Miller (Clio/Kira), Patti Murin (Clio/Kira), Peter Samuel (Danny Maguire, Zeus) and Andre Ward (Calliope, Aphrodite, Melpomene, Medusa, Sonny)
Tony Award®
2008 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Robert Ahrens, Dan Vickery, Tara Smith, B. Swibel, Sara Murchison and Dale Smith
2008 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Douglas Carter Beane
2008 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Kerry Butler
2008 Best Choreography [nominee]
Dan Knechtges
Drama Desk Award
2008 Outstanding Musical [nominee]
Produced by Robert Ahrens, Dan Vickery, Sara Murchison, Dale Smith, Tara Smith and B. Swibel
winner 2008 Outstanding Book of a Musical [winner]
Book by Douglas Carter Beane
2008 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Cheyenne Jackson
2008 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Mary Testa
2008 Outstanding Choreography [nominee]
Dan Knechtges
2008 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee]
Directed by Christopher Ashley
music by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar; lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar
I'm Alive Muses and Clio/Kira
Magic Sonny, Kira and Muses
Evil Woman Melpomene, Calliope, and Sirens
Suddenly Sonny and Kira
Whenever You're Away From Me Danny Maguire, Kira, and Young Danny
Dancin' '40s and '80s Singers, Kira, Sonny, and Danny
Strange Magic Sonny and Kira, Melpomene, Calliope, and Eros
All Over the World Full Company
Don't Walk Away Sonny, Kira and Muses
Fool Kira, Melpomene, and Calliope
The Fall Sonny and Muses
Suspended in Time Kira and Sonny
Have You Never Been Mellow? Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite, Thetis, Cyclops, Medusa and Centaur
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