Newton-john Thrilled With Xanadu Revival On Broadway

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN is celebrating after learning two of her movie musicals will hit Broadway this year (07). Just months learning about the GREASE revival, the singer/actress is thrilled to hear her 1980 roller-skating musical XANADU is also heading for the stage. She says, "I think it's great to see the movie have a new life. The songs are all so amazing from that film, and I am so happy for my dear friend JOHN FARRAR, who wrote so many of those songs for Xanadu, including MAGIC and SUDDENLY." Newton-John played a Greek muse, who comes to earth to guide the career of an artist, in the original film, which also starred song-and-dance man GENE KELLY. Former ALLY MCBEAL star JANE KRAKOWSKI is the early favourite to play Newton-John's character in the stageshow. BEN VEREEN will take on Kelly's role.


Tags: Olivia Newton-John - Grease - Gene Kelly - Ally Mcbeal - Jane Krakowski - Ben Vereen


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