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Xanadu Tickets & Information

Helen Hayes Theatre

240 West 44th Street

(Between Broadway and 8th Avenue)

New York NY 10036 View on map

Seating Chart

Xanadu Summary

It's a rollerskating musical comedy that could save your life! (Keep reading...)

Question: What do you get when you take Broadway's leading satirist Douglas Carter Beane, Pop-musical masterminds John Farrar and Jeff Lynne, and Broadway's most exciting new Tony-Award winning creative team led by Director Christopher Ashley...

Answer: A life-altering new musical comedy and you're invited -

...Boyfriends, girlfriends, Moms, Dads, Grandmas, co-workers! Bring 'em all to this musical comedy dream come true. Offering endless laughs, inspiring ideas and hit music you'll be singing for years, Xanadu delivers upon the legacy of the American musical comedy in perfect pitch, as audiences travel back to 1980 California with Kira, a young muse from Mt. Olympus, whose quest to inspire a struggling artist to achieve his dream of building the world's first roller disco is complicated by the prospect of forbidden love with a mortal. A romantic reimagining of the 1980 Olivia Newton John Universal movie-musical that became a cult classic, this magically hilarious, musical love story about the adventures we take to create heaven on earth will blow your mind. Relive great memories. Create new ones. Lace up your skates... and come to a place where Broadway never dared to go.

*Xanadu's legendary score includes the hits "Xanadu," "Party All Over the World," "Have You Never Been Mellow?", "Magic" (You Have to Believe) and "I'm Alive."

Xanadu Cast Recording on iTunes

Xanadu Cast Members:

Kerry Butler, Cheyenne Jackson, Tony Roberts, Mary Testa, Jackie Hoffman

Xanadu Creative Team

Author: Douglas Carter Beane
Director: Christopher Ashley
Choreographer: Dan Knechtges
Music & Lyrics: John Farrer & Jeff Lynne
Producer: Robert Ahrens / Xanadu LLC
Press Agent: Fifteen Minute Public Relations

Xanadu Award Winners/Nominees


Nominated for 4 2008 Tony Awards
  • Best Musical
  • Best Book of a Musical - Douglas Carter Beane
  • Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical - Kerry Butler
  • Best Choreography - Dan Knechtges
Nominated for 1 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award
  • Outstanding New Broadway Musical - Winner
Nominated for 6 2008 Drama Desk Awards
  • Outstanding Musical
  • Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Cheyenne Jackson
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Mary Testa
  • Outstanding Director of a Musical - Christopher Ashley
  • Outstanding Choreography - Dan Knechtges
  • Outstanding Book of a Musical - Douglas Carter Beane - Winner

Xanadu Quick Facts

Running Time:

90 minutes, with no intermission

Price Range


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Audience :

May be inappropriate for 5 and under.
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
May 23, 2007 July 10, 2007

Box Office Hours

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: Noon - 7:30pm

Mail Order

Xanadu
Helen Hayes Theatre
240 West 44th Street
New York NY 10036

Coat Room

None available.