Entire Xanadu Cast to Perform on CBS' "Early Show" June 13

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The complete cast of the Tony-nominated Best Musical Xanadu will perform on CBS' "Early Show" June 13.

Kerry Butler stars in Xanadu.
Kerry Butler stars in Xanadu. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Co-stars Cheyenne Jackson and 2008 Tony nominee Kerry Butler will lead their company in a medley of "Magic," "Don't Walk Away" and "Xanadu."

"The Early Show" airs in the metropolitan area on WCBS-TV, Channel 2, from 7-9 AM ET; check local listings.

In addition to Jackson and Butler, Xanadu features Tony Roberts, Jackie Hoffman, Mary Testa, Kenita Miller, Patti Murin, Kyle Dean Massey and Andre Ward. The musical is currently nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Xanadu boasts a book by Little Dog Laughed playwright Douglas Carter Beane and utilizes songs from John Farrar and Jeff Lynne's film soundtrack. The musical, according to press notes, "tells the story of one of the nine muses of ancient Greece who comes to earth to inspire the greatest of artistic achievements – a roller disco. Along the way she falls in love, bumps into an old acquaintance and for the first time, feels the desire to create herself."

The Xanadu cast recording is available on the PS Classics label.

The Helen Hayes Theatre is located in Manhattan at 240 West 44th Street. For tickets call (212) 239-6200.

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