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Xanadu Cast Announced

Chris Jones

Chicago Tribune


Elizabeth Stanley , who just completed a run as the female lead of John Waters’ “Cry Baby” on Broadway , will star as Kira in the Chicago production of the Broadway musical “Xanadu.” The Chicago sit-down is to begin in January and is expected to run for about six months at the Drury Lane Water Tower. The show, an affectionate spoof of the infamous disco-era movie that starred Olivia Newton-John, is here under the auspices of Broadway In Chicago. Other principles in the show include Max Von Essen (Sonny), Sharon Wilkins (Melpomene), Joanna Glushak and Larry Marshall. Julius Thomas III and Tiffany Topol are in the ensemble.