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Xanadu to Debut in Chicago on January 16, 2009

By: Brian Scott Lipton · Jul 28, 2008  · Chicago



The hit musical Xanadu, based on the 1980 movie of the same title, will premiere at Chicago’s Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place beginning January 16, 2009. No casting has been announced. It will be directed by Christopher Ashley.

The show has a book by Douglas Carter Beane. The score, by John Farrar and Jeff Lynne, includes the pop hits “Magic,” “Xanadu,” “Party All Over the World,” and “I’m Alive.” The musical features choreography by Dan Knechtges, scenic design by David Gallo, costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by T. Richard Fitzgerald and Carl Casella, projection design by Zachary Borovay, wig and hair design by Charles G. LaPointe, and musical direction by Eric Stern.

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