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Theater review: ‘Xanadu’

Theater review: ‘Xanadu’

By Elizabeth Maupin
Elizabeth Maupin on Theater

Xanadu, the Broadway musical, is nothing if not self-aware.

The people behind Xanadu know that it’s based on one of the kitschiest movies of all time, the 1980 movie-musical turkey that starred Olivia Newton-John and an aging Gene Kelly and tried to ride a craze – roller disco – that had already peaked and tanked.

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