September 20, 2008

Closing Time

Two of Broadway's most "unique" shows are heading for the exit.

On October 12th, the Tony-nominated musical Xanadu will play its final performance at the Helen Hayes Theatre and [title of show] will end its run at the Lyceum Theatre.

Xanadu, based on the film of the same name, features two of Broadway's fan-favorites, Tony nominee Kerry Butler and the oh-so-hot Cheyenne Jackson. Many will be sad to see them go. But, if you live on the west coast, have no fear, Xanadu will be opening at the La Jolla Playhouse (where Jersey Boys originated its award-winning run!) on November 11th.

[title of show], the new musical that would rather be nine people's favorite thing than 100 people's ninth favorite thing, was just starting out, and I'm bummed I never had the chance to see it (Though I did see the OBC perform at "Broadway in Bryant Park" this past summer). But the Tony Award Administration Committee deemed co-stars Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell eligible for nomination in the Leading Actor in a Musical category, so we may see some love for [title of show] at the Tony's on June 7th, 2009.

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