Xanadu Inspires Summer Transfer to London???
Date: 10 February 2009
Producer David Ian has revealed his plans to bring Broadway hit musical Xanadu to the UK. Speaking on Radio Five Live, Ian hinted that a UK transfer will be "coming to a stage near you in August" - by which we assume he means the West End.
Xanadu is based on the 1980 cult film of the same name, about a Greek muse who descends from Mount Olympus to 1980s California to help struggling artist Sonny build a roller disco. The musical, which has music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar and a book by Douglas Carter Beane, opened on Broadway in 2007 and ran for over 500 performances.
During his chat with Simon Mayo, Ian also spoke of a forthcoming West End transfer of his touring production of Flashdance (See News, 8 Feb 2008), and said he thought a reality casting show based on Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar "could work", suggesting a slogan of "the Lord is looking for a Lord"! Got some goss? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|after watching kerry ellis on the tv last night i think she would be ideal for the role of kerra - bobby||22 Aug 10|
|I Wonder if Over the Rainbow semi finalist Sophie Evans should play Kira & in Australia, She could play Amber Von Tussle in HAIRSPRAY at the Princess Theatre. - Billy||30 Jun 10|
|I saw it on Broadway, it was excellent. Can't wait for it to come over to the UK, we need some more fun shows like this. - George||10 Feb 10|
|I was lucky enough to see Xanadu when visiting a friend in the US. Cant beilieve its coming to england, was so funny and one of the best stage musicals i have seen. Looking foward to it =] - Lauren||19 Apr 09|
|ain't that funny Shane grease is my other fav. film of all time!! although i hope Xanadu sticks close to the film story line onstage - watching the stage version of grease drives me mad as its slightly difrent.
i too will be there as soon as tickets go onsale, im planning my holidays to London already the 600 mile trip will be worth every penny - shetlander||21 Feb 09|
|I absolutely love Xanadu (next to Grease) I will buying my ticket as soon as they go on sale. I hope that cast will be people I know from other musicals. Im ordering the Broadway CD I hope that there will be a London Cast CD soon - Shane||18 Feb 09|
|speeking about David Ian - i heard him on the radio speaking about the musical 'Time' it was the 2nd musicil i seen and i was blown away with it, i thought it was fantastic, I think it couls easy return to the westend or at least tour. whish they would re-record the music and releice it on CD. - shetlander||15 Feb 09|
|I cant wate to see Xanadu in the west end. I will travel from scotland to londone to see this, however I would love if the 'beef' it up a bit with better sets/staging that the Broadway version (seen it on youtube!) So the film didnt go down well, I think it stands up very well next to the high
school musicail films for example - shetlander||15 Feb 09|
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