|Xanadu: The hit Broadway musical is set to land in the UK later this year ...|
Thursday, 4 June 2015
Xanadu Musical Set for London Theatre Debut
#919: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! It looks like Xanadu: The Musical will be finally making its theatrical debut here in the UK later this year at Southwark Playhouse in London between Friday 16th October and Saturday 21st November. The cast is yet to be announced but the creative team of Paul Warwick Griffin [Director], Morgan Large [Designer], Nathan M. Wright [Choreographer] and Richard Brooker [Sound Designer] are already hard at work. You can read more about the production via this link thus:
You may recall that the Broadway run of "Xanadu" back in 2007 was successful beyond expectation garnering several awards and four  Tony nominations. The film, originally released in Summer 1980, was somewhat dwarfed by the success of the Original Soundtrack album [UK: #JETLX526] where it reached #2 in the Official UK Album Chart with the title track produced ELO's only #1 UK single [in tandem with Olivia Newton-John] and six  other UK Top 40 hits including "I'm Alive", "All Over The World" and "Don't Walk Away". Note that this theatrical production will also include "Evil Woman" and "Strange Magic" in its suite of Jeff Lynne penned songs. Tickets are already on sale and can be purchased via this link thus:
ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends Xanadu: The Musical at Southwark Playhouse to those enlightened folks who also enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, 'Brum Beat', The Idle Race, The Move, The Beatles and related artistes.
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 04-June-2015