The camp movie
Xanadu will be remade as a musical and
open at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre in May 2007, reports Variety.
Douglas Carter Beane--currently enjoying Broadway
success with his Hollywood satire The Little Dog
Laughed--wrote the musical's book. If early
reports are true, stage vet Jane Krakowski will
portray Olivia Newton-John's Xanadu character, Kira,
a Greek muse who helps a down-on-his-luck
artist open a roller disco. Openly gay actor
Cheyenne Jackson--who played Mark Bingham in this
year's United 93--is a likely
candidate for Sonny, the unlucky artist. It's also
reported that Ben Vereen, who was part of an August 3
Xanadu reading, could take on Danny, Gene
Kelly's character in the film.
intended to open off-Broadway, Xanadu is being
produced for the Great White Way by Rob Ahrens and Dan
Vickery. (The Advocate)
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