Xanadu Replaces The Wiz in American Theatre Company Season | Playbill

News Xanadu Replaces The Wiz in American Theatre Company Season American Theatre Company has added Xanadu, the '80s roller-disco musical, to its 2015-16 season. The show, which replaces the previously announced The Wiz, will close out the season May 27-July 24.

Xanadu features a book by Douglas Carter Beane and music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. The production will be directed by Lili-Anne Brown.

Based on the film of the same name, Xanadu centers on a Greek muse who is sent to Earth to inspire Californians during the 1980s. While on earth, she meets and falls in love with an artist and helps him realize his dreams.

American Theatre Company's 2015-16 season also includes world-premiere productions of Fulfillment (Nov. 6-Dec. 13) and Bruise Easy (Jan. 7-Feb. 14, 2016), as well as the regional premiere of Kill Floor (March 25-May 1) and a Legacy Celebration fundraiser Sept. 30 that will feature a performance of Disgraced.

Fulfilment is written by Thomas Bradshaw. It tells the story of a lawyer who suspects he's been passed up for a partnership because of racial discrimination. The show will be directed by Ethan McSweeny

Bruise Easy is written by Dan LeFranc. It follows two middle-class siblings who reconnect at their childhood home. The show will be directed by Joanie Schultz.

Kill Floor is written by Abe Koogler. It shows the aftermath of a mother's incarceration. The show will be directed by Jonathan Berry. 

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