The 1980 film Xanadu which starred Olivia Newton-John will be coming to Broadway in May 2007. There have been several workshops of the show over the years. The original film was a major flop when it hit theaters, but hopefully it will have better luck onstage.
The story centers on the Greek muses coming to Earth in order to inspire men. One of them calls herself Kira and helps an artist named Sonny build a disco roller-rink. I mean..hot right?
Producers believe that Jane Krakowski of Ally McBeal fame will most likely play Kira when the show hits next year. She took part in a reading this past August.
This is hot, but now I’m going to have that stupid song in my head all day. Yes, Broadway will turn anything into a musical. I’m still waiting on them to turn the story of the mole on my left ass cheek into a stage extravaganza!