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240 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036


Ended 28 Sep 2008 after 15 months

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an outlandishly enjoyable stage spoof of the outrageously bad movie from 1980.

Charles Isherwood, New York Times

Closed 28 Sep 2008

It’s a rollerskating musical comedy that could save your life! (Keep reading…)

Question: What do you get when you take Broadway’s leading satirist Douglas Carter Beane, Pop-musical masterminds Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, and Broadway’s most exciting new Tony-Award winning creative team led by Director Christopher Ashley…
Answer: A life-altering new musical comedy and you're invited -

Xanadu delivers upon the legacy of the American musical comedy in perfect pitch, as audiences travel back to 1980 California with Kira, a young muse from Mount Olympus, whose quest to inspire a struggling artist to achieve his dream of building the world’s first roller disco is complicated by the prospect of forbidden love with a mortal. A romantic reimagining of the 1980 Olivia Newton John Universal movie-musical that became a cult classic, this magically hilarious, musical love story about the adventures we take to create heaven on earth will blow your mind. Relive great memories. Create new ones. Lace up your skates… and come to a place where Broadway never dared to go.

Xanadu’s legendary score includes the hits 'Xanadu,' 'All Over the World,' 'Have You Never Been Mellow?', 'Magic' (You Have to Believe) and 'I'm Alive.'

Previews from : 23rd May 2007
Opened : 10th July 2007
Closed : 28th September 2008

Audience:  Xanadu may be inappropriate for children aged 5 and under.  Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Helen Hayes Theater.

Run time:  90 minutes no intermission

Show Times

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Matinee - - 2 pm - - 2 pm 3 pm
Evening - 7 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm -

Additional Information


Opening night: 23 May 2007

Closing night: 28 September 2008

What You Say

3 reviews, average rating: (3.3 Stars)

Anonymous: “Hahahahah!”

The previous reviewer was made fun of, and I do not doubt that she needed... more

Masha : “Loooved It”

This show is not for everyone, you had to be born in USSR to understand it.... more

Cindy Fry: “Xanadu”

My daughter and I went to see this play and absolutly HATED it!!!!! We are ... more

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