Xanadu

Musical - Original

Helen Hayes Theatre

  • First Preview: May 23, 2007
  • Opening Date: July 10, 2007
  • Closing Date: September 28, 2008
  • Previews: 49
  • Performances: 512

Lyrics: John Farrar, Jeff Lynne

Music: John Farrar, Jeff Lynne

Book: Douglas Carter Beane

Synopsis

Based on the film of the same name, Xanadu centers on a Greek muse who is sent to Earth to inspire Californians during the 1980s. While on earth, she meets and falls in love with an artist and helps him realize his dreams.

 

Opening Night Cast

Kerry Butler in Xanadu Kerry Butler Clio/Kira
Cheyenne Jackson in Xanadu Cheyenne Jackson Sonny
Tony Roberts in Xanadu Tony Roberts Danny Maguire, Zeus
Jackie Hoffman in Xanadu Jackie Hoffman Calliope, Aphrodite
Mary Testa in Xanadu Mary Testa Melpomene, Medusa
Curtis Holbrook in Xanadu Curtis Holbrook Thalia, Siren, Young Danny, '80s Singer, Cyclops
Anika Larsen in Xanadu Anika Larsen Euterpe, Siren, '40s Singer, Thetis
Kenita R.  Miller in Xanadu Kenita R. Miller Erato, Siren, '40s Singer, Eros, Hera
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Opening Night Production Credits

Douglas Carter Beane Douglas Carter Beane Book
  Jeff Lynne Music
  John Farrar Music
  Jeff Lynne Lyrics
  John Farrar Lyrics
Christopher Ashley Christopher Ashley Director
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2008 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Cheyenne Jackson Nominee
2008 Outstanding Book of a Musical Douglas Carter Beane Winner
2008 Outstanding Choreography Dan Knechtges Nominee
2008 Outstanding Director of a Musical Christopher Ashley Nominee
2008 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Mary Testa Nominee
2008 Outstanding Musical   Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2008 Distinguished Production of a Musical   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2008 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2008 Actress in a Musical Kerry Butler Nominee
2008 Book of a Musical Douglas Carter Beane Nominee
2008 Choreography Dan Knechtges Nominee
2008 Musical   Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Sep. 28, 2008 18 $223,962
$501,040
$61,346 $57.57
$226.25
3890
596
8
0
81.59% 20.62%
Sep. 21, 2008 17 $162,616
$501,040
-$4,079 $55.94
$226.25
2907
596
8
0
60.97% -2.05%
Sep. 14, 2008 16 $166,695
$501,040
-$94,499 $55.47
$226.25
3005
596
8
0
63.02% -7.55%
Sep. 7, 2008 15 $261,194
$501,040
- $77.62
$226.25
3365
596
8
0
70.57% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $814,467
$2,004,160
  $61.65 13167
19072
32
0
69.04 %  
Cumulative
  $17,126,310
$35,130,630
  $70.23
$226.25
240985
334332
512
49
72.08 %  
 
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