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Helen Hayes Theater

240 West 44th Street

90 minutes

June 26, 2007

Broadway Musical

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These seats are vanishing off the counter in a rage. It is a 1980 musical that is directed by Robert Greenwald. The film is considered as a remake of a film called Down to Earth, starring Rita Hayworth. The movie got its title from the poem "Kubla Khan, or A Vision in a Dream “A Fragment," Composed by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Xanadu is a Chinese province, where Kubla Khan constructs his beautiful garden in the poem. The musical stars Olivia Newton-John, Michael Beck, and Gene Kelly. The music credits go to Newton-John, Cliff Richard, Electric Light Orchestra, and the art-rock band called, The Tubes, based in San Fransisco. Though the film did not do too well, the music became a roaring success. A Broadway musical adaptation was previewed on May 2007, and opened to the audience on July 2007. The Broadway production starred, Kerry Butler as Kira, Cheyenne Jackson as Sonny and Tony Roberts as Danny. Jackie Hoffman and Mary Testa made an appearance as the "evil" Muse sisters.

The film is considered to be the last motion film, where Gene Kelly starred. The film popularized what came to be called as the Flock of Seagulls haircut. This hair style was worn by drummer Prairie Prince of The Tubes. The film has an animated sequence by former Disney animator, Don Bluth. The show also includes a short appearance by composer, Ira Newborn, who plays the role of a band leader during the song sequence "Dancin". The film is very often taken to be one of three roller-disco films that were released in the years 1979–1980. The other two of the lot are, Skatetown, U.S.A. and Roller Boogie. In 2006, the film served as a source of inspiration for the video by Meck, which featured Leo Sayer's Dance hit "Thunder in My Heart." The track became extremely popular and went on to become the number one hit in the UK Singles Chart.

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No wonder, Xanadu tickets finished so fast. There have been instances where fans camped the entire night in front of the counter to get hold of Xanadu tickets, just to be informed that the tickets have been exhausted before their turn came. It is true that the best way to get tickets is from the counter, as they come quite cheap. But what do you do with tickets that are high in demand and get exhausted before you can blink your eye. One option is that you forget about the show and watch something, where tickets are available. But that is not a practical one though. So, the other option is to procure your tickets online from online brokers. The brokers take all the hassles of procuring and delivering the tickets for you. You simply need to place your order and your Xanadu tickets will be delivered to your drawing room. They will charge a nominal extra charge, but will save you a lot of hassle. The entire process is very easy and convenient.

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