You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Xanadu’ closes in Chicago

Production didn't match expectations

The Chicago incarnation of “Xanadu” isn’t lasting quite as long as producers hoped, with the production hanging up its skates at the end of the month and heading for a stint in Tokyo.

The tuner opened Jan. 28 at Chi’s Drury Lane Water Tower Theater for a run originally hoped to last six months, ahead of a national tour that remains on the sked.

But biz for the Windy City staging, which opened in the midst of the current financial crisis, didn’t match expectations.

The entire production, with a cast including Elizabeth Stanley (“Cry-Baby”) and Max von Essen, will ship out overseas for the Tokyo run, the exact dates of which have not yet been announced.

More Legit

  • Watch Tom Hanks Vamp on Stage

    Watch Tom Hanks Vamp on Stage to Calm His 'Henry IV' Audience

    The Chicago incarnation of “Xanadu” isn’t lasting quite as long as producers hoped, with the production hanging up its skates at the end of the month and heading for a stint in Tokyo. The tuner opened Jan. 28 at Chi’s Drury Lane Water Tower Theater for a run originally hoped to last six months, ahead […]

  • Donald Trump, Robert De Niro

    Trump Punches Back at Robert De Niro: 'A Very Low IQ Individual'

    The Chicago incarnation of “Xanadu” isn’t lasting quite as long as producers hoped, with the production hanging up its skates at the end of the month and heading for a stint in Tokyo. The tuner opened Jan. 28 at Chi’s Drury Lane Water Tower Theater for a run originally hoped to last six months, ahead […]

  • Matt Bomer Andrew Rannells

    Stagecraft Podcast: Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells on Broadway's 'Boys in the Band'

    The Chicago incarnation of “Xanadu” isn’t lasting quite as long as producers hoped, with the production hanging up its skates at the end of the month and heading for a stint in Tokyo. The tuner opened Jan. 28 at Chi’s Drury Lane Water Tower Theater for a run originally hoped to last six months, ahead […]

  • Bruce Springsteen72nd Annual Tony Awards, Show,

    Tony Awards: Everything You Didn't See on TV

    The Chicago incarnation of “Xanadu” isn’t lasting quite as long as producers hoped, with the production hanging up its skates at the end of the month and heading for a stint in Tokyo. The tuner opened Jan. 28 at Chi’s Drury Lane Water Tower Theater for a run originally hoped to last six months, ahead […]

  • Tina Fey72nd Annual Tony Awards, Show,

    Tony Awards: The Night’s Biggest Snubs and Surprises

    The Chicago incarnation of “Xanadu” isn’t lasting quite as long as producers hoped, with the production hanging up its skates at the end of the month and heading for a stint in Tokyo. The tuner opened Jan. 28 at Chi’s Drury Lane Water Tower Theater for a run originally hoped to last six months, ahead […]

  • Amy Schumer introduces a performance by

    Tony Awards: Amy Schumer Calls 'My Fair Lady's' Henry Higgins a Mansplainer

    The Chicago incarnation of “Xanadu” isn’t lasting quite as long as producers hoped, with the production hanging up its skates at the end of the month and heading for a stint in Tokyo. The tuner opened Jan. 28 at Chi’s Drury Lane Water Tower Theater for a run originally hoped to last six months, ahead […]

  • Robert De Niro gestures while introducing

    Robert De Niro Says 'F--- Trump' at Tony Awards, Gets Standing Ovation

    The Chicago incarnation of “Xanadu” isn’t lasting quite as long as producers hoped, with the production hanging up its skates at the end of the month and heading for a stint in Tokyo. The tuner opened Jan. 28 at Chi’s Drury Lane Water Tower Theater for a run originally hoped to last six months, ahead […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content