Xanadu

Rob Ahrens

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What kind of a stoner would consider "Xanadu" -- the 1980 turkey-on-roller-skates that put the skids on Olivia Newton-John's movie career -- ideal material for a Broadway musical?

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Review: 'Xanadu'

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The five-year span of 1978-83 saw no shortage of cultural crimes, and hammering the fatal nail in the coffin of the already moribund movie musical wasn't the greatest of them. Arguably worst of all…

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Review: 'Xanadu'

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Xanadu is truly a stupendously bad film whose only salvage is the music. Olivia Newton-John plays a muse, first seen with her eight sisters painted on a wall. Suddenly, they all come alive, with…

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