Last Week to see "XANADU"



Show closes next Sunday!!!

for Sunday – Friday performances
here and use code “HAPPY” when ordering


Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place
175 E. Chestnut, Chicago

Call (312) 902-1400
Tickets also available at the Drury Lane box office or
any Broadway In Chicago box office.
Groups (10+) 312-977-1710

Xanadu – Cheap(er) tickets can make you "Happy"


XANADU, the show that has surprised and delighted Broadway, is now delighting Chicago fans by offering a “Happy Sale” featuring $44 tickets. Reviews for the Chicago production have ranged mostly from good to exuberant (though there are a some naysayers).  But now – with this “happy” ticket deal – it could be a perfect time for you to see this 90-minutes-of-giddiness for yourself – whether seeing it for the first time or for the fifth.  Part of Broadway In Chicago 2008-2009 season, XANADU is at the Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower (175 E Chestnut St ). 

Okay, so here’s the deal: to purchase these specially priced $44 tickets (only offered Sunday – Friday performances through March, 29), contact the box office and mention the code HAPPY.  Tickets are available at the box office and


See a round-up of Xanadu reviews and pictures here.

Olivia Newton-John: "Xanadu" interview



This past Friday, the Sun-Times featured Misha Davenport’s interview with pop culture’s film icon Olivia Newton-John.  I really loved hearing her take on reasons why Xanadu the movie could be so god-awfully bad while Xanadu the musical could be so successful.  The entire interview is here, but here’s a few out-takes to pique your interest:



Misha: You spent so much of the film on roller skates.  Still roller skating?
Olivia: Let’s just say I haven’t been on roller skates since the ’80s.
Misha: The film had a great soundtrack and terrific cast, including Gene Kelly, Michael Beck and yourself.  What went wrong?
Olivia: I think the big problem was the script.  It just kept changing with constant rewrites, which is not a good sign in hindsight.  More of the answer here.
Misha: What does it feel like to have been part of “Grease” and “Xanadu,” two iconic film musicals?
Olivia: I am blessed to have been part of both projects.  Obviosly “Grease” changed my life and that film seems to find a new audience every year. ….. And having the chance to dance with both John Travolta and Gene Kelly, what more could a girl ask for??  (more here)


Fun stuff, right?   I remember owning the album with “Have You Never Been Mellow”, and played it over and over.  Though not in the original movie, they’ve inserted this same song into the stage version, which is a great idea.  Read the entire interview!


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Olivia5 Olivia with the Chippendales.  Looks like she's having a good time!