The Cast


is a guitar player, pianist, singer, audio engineer, composer, arranger, and producer operating out of Austin, TX. He has spent the last 6 years gigging throughout the country with various bands and working with artists to help realize their sound. Berklee College of Music Magna Cum Laude 2012.

is thrilled to be skating with the national tour of XANADU! National tour: Anything Goes (Hope Harcourt). Regional highlights: Musical Theatre West (Lucy, Bright Star), Beef & Boards Theatre (Sophie, Mamma Mia!), Finger Lakes Merry-Go-Round Playhouse (Shy, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), Forestburgh Playhouse (Regina, Rock of Ages). UCI BFA. Love and endless gratitude to her incredibly supportive family and friends, Dad, Captain, Pantera/Murphy the Agency, Chad, and the XANADU Team! A special thanks to my beautiful mom and my own loving muse: Spencer. www.rachelleroseclark.com

is thrilled and honored to be touring the country with the amazing company of XANADU. Naysh was recently on the North American Tour of Pippin as Pippin, a role that truly changed his life. Favorite roles include Woof (HAIR), Will Parker (Oklahoma!), and Warner (Legally Blonde). Naysh would like to thank his family, especially the holy cow crew.

is a music director, arranger/orchestrator, composer/lyricist, and performer specializing in new works development. In the past two years, she has collaborated with over ten writing teams to help bring their shows to life through new arrangements and orchestrations. Favorite NYC and regional credits include: the world premiere of The Most Miserable Christmas Tree, Endangered: The Eco Musical (Davenport Theatre), You, Me, I, We (Royal Family Productions), The Full Monty (Timber Lake Playhouse), and Aida (John W. Engeman Theatre at Northport). Lena’s original songs and musicals have been performed all over the country; her musical Tink received an award for excellence in family theatre at the New York Musical Festival in 2016. In addition to her work in theatre, Lena is a cabaret performer, vocal coach, early childhood music educator, and singer/violinist with several bands. A strong advocate for mental health awareness, she continues to develop her song cycle about living with and embracing mental illness. IG: @lenagabriellemusic

National tour debut! Recent credits: Williamstown Theatre Festival (Associate MD, Late-Night Cabaret Series), Ars Nova workshop production of The Hole Story (MD, Composer: Andrew R. Butler), New London Barn Playhouse (MD, Junior Intern Company), Ghost the Musical (Conductor/Keys 1), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (MD), and Next to Normal (MD). She was a featured composer in the 2019 New York Musical Festival concert, Head and Heart. She has worked as the music intern for Music Theatre International and is a pianist for the incredible Story Pirates. B.A. Theatre with Honors in Music Direction, Bucknell University. @goldiegolden65

is a Brooklyn-based actor originally from Texas. He was most recently in Phantom at Westchester Broadway Theatre as Phillipe and the Phantom (u/s, performed). Some of his other favorite credits include Curly (Oklahoma!), Cinderella’s Prince (Into the Woods), and Joe Hardy (Damn Yankees). He would like to send a huge thanks to Clear Talent Group, Binder and RWS for this amazing opportunity, and to all his childhood friends who had roller-rink birthday parties for their help in preparing. @larryluck

was born in South Florida where she was singing before she could talk. Off-Broadway: Drummer Dear Edwina original cast. Touring: Drummer, HAIR, first international tour. TV: Played drums, guitar, keyboards and percussion in the onscreen band of Season 1 of Glee. She's also performed on Oprah, The Closer, Bones, Ultimate Cake Off, One Mississippi, Best Cover Ever, Grey's Anatomy and Mickey's 90th Spectacular on ABC. Nicole wrote the music and lyrics, sang and played all the instruments on her album which reached #4 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter EPs and Singles chart. Nicole graduated with honors from the University of Miami Frost School of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Studio Music and Jazz Drum Set Performance. Excited for XANADUwww.nicolemarcusmusic.com

is slipping on these skates after having taken off his pair of Kinky Boots from the recent Domestic and International Tours.  He also toured the world as Cogsworth in Disney's Beauty and the Beast.  Other credits include My Fair Lady, Cinderella: A London Panto, Falsettos, Titanic, HAIR, RENT, 1776, How the Other Half Loves, and the World Premiere of Roger Bean's Summer of Love.  He played the lead role in the musical short film "Boycrazy" (available on YouTube).  A Colorado native and UNC grad, he also sells nerdy upcycled home goods at his Etsy Shop, UpcycleAngelo.  Instagram @jamesmayname and @upcycleangelo.  He has endless gratitude for his family, and family of friends, who keep his heart full to the brim! 

Long before she held court as a finalist on season 7 of "RuPaul's Drag Race", Ginger reigned as The Comedy Queen of The South from her home base in Orlando, Florida. The self-professed "nicest bitch you'll ever meet" cites classic funny ladies Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball as her idols. "Anyone who can pile three wigs on their head, squeeze their body into a beaded and rhinestone gown and serve humor alongside the glamour is my hero," says Ginger. That's why she coined the term "Glamour Toad" to describe her unique persona. After spending the past year and a half touring the world, performing showtunes for Broadway royalty on national television and recording her debut studio album, Ginger competed on "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" Season 2 and was featured as Candee Disch in the Netflix original comedy "Dumplin'".

Actor, musician, and queen extraordinaire, Jinkx Monsoon was the winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 5. In 2002 at 15 years old, she performed in drag for the first time at the underground nightclub "Escape". Jinkx then came into the public eye on the Funny or Die web series "Monsoon Season", as an over-bearing, psychotic mother to Kamikaze Monsoon (played by Nick Sahoya). She is now a hard-working single mother with ambition. Since winning RuPaul's Drag Race, she has toured the world performing her original cabaret "The Vaudevillians" with musical partner Dr. Dan von Dandy. Her web show, "Cool Mom," co-starring Nick Sahoya, can be seen exclusively on WOW Presents.

is thrilled to be a part of this beautiful XANADU company! Recent credits include Diva 2 in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert on Norwegian Cruise Line, Kate Monster/Lucy in Avenue Q with Cincinnati Landmark Productions, and Princess Fiona in Shrek: the Musical with The Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra. She’s performed internationally as a vocalist in Burn the Floor and in concerts alongside Jason Robert Brown, Leslie Uggams, & Adam Pascal. Proud alumna of Wright State University & The College Light Opera Company. Many thanks to Chad, the creative team, RWS, and her fierce friends & family.

Creative Team

Broadway play The Little Dog Laughed received the GLAAD media award for best play and was also nominated for a Tony for best new play. His other works include As Bees In Honey Drown (Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award), Music From A Sparkling Planet and The Country Club. He wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of his play Advice From A Caterpillar which won Aspen Comedy Festival's best feature. His film To Wong Foo,_ Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar _was produced by Steven Spielberg, was the number one film in America for a month and is now a television favorite. The Big Time, Beane's first musical, received rave reviews last year and his next musical, a stage adaptation of the film _The Bandwagon _is slated to open on Broadway later this season. Fascinated by non-traditional forms of theater, Beane has written the revues, White Lies and Mondo Drama and this season a live theatrical soap opera, The Cartells. As artistic director of the New York theater company Drama Dept. he produced over forty productions, including acclaimed revivals of As Thousands Cheer, June Moon and T_he Torchbearers _and world premiere works by Paul Rudnick, David Sedaris and Wendy Wasserstein. His new play, Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost, Too will open next season in New York and he is currently developing a television series for producer Lorne Michaels. He resides in New York City with his partner, composer Lewis Flinn and their son, Cooper.

formed the Electric Light Orchestra, or E.L.O., in the 1970 s. The group gradually developed from cult favorites into one of the 70s' leading recording acts, scoring international success with several platinum-selling albums, including A New World Record and Out of The Blue. Lynne's dual talents as a composer and producer ensured the group's status but, sensing an artistic sterility, he abandoned his creation in 1986. The artist then assumed an increasingly backroom role but won praise for his production work with George Harrison (Cloud Nine), Randy Newman (Land of Dreams) and Roy Orbison (Mystery Girl) and he has also contributed his distinctive production qualities to much of Tom Petty s recent output. Lynne's work with Orbison coincided with his position as 'Otis Wilbury' in the Traveling Wilburys, an informal 'supergroup' completed by Orbison, Harrison, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan. This particularly prolific period was also marked by his work with Brian Wilson on the ex-Beach Boys' first long-awaited solo album. In recent years, Lynne has produced the Beatles lost tapes, notably Free as a Bird and Real Love. He co-produced Paul McCartney's Flaming Pie in 1997.

left Australia in 1970 at the invitation of the legendary English group The Shadows; they recorded six albums together. During a break he began working with Olivia Newton-John. He went on to produce 14 albums for her. After winning a Grammy (Record of the Year) for "I Honestly Love You," he moved to L.A. where he wrote and produced many of her hits: "Have You Never Been Mellow?," "Hopelessly Devoted to You" (Academy Award nom.), "You're the Once That I Want" (Golden Globe nom.), "Don't Stop Believing" "A Little More Love," "Magic," "Suddenly," "Sam," "Make a Move on Me." He also produced the mega-hit "Physical." In 1995 he co-wrote with Tim Rice the songs for the Cliff Richard musical Heathcliff. He co-wrote with Francis Ford Coppola the songs for a new musical, Gidget.

is highly regarded for his re-imagined versions of classic musicals. His 10-person Oliver! was commissioned by Stage Entertainment and had its inaugural production at the Human Race Theatre Company, with choreography by Spencer Liff. He worked in conjunction with the Lerner Estate on his post-modern and highly celebrated Camelot for the Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago, where he also mounted a provocative, madcap, Vegas-themed Joseph…Dreamcoat and a rather progressive and highly stylized take on Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Alan has also directed plays and musicals for Laguna Playhouse, Olney Theatre, Arkansas Repertory, Walnut Street Theatre, The New Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Virginia Musical Theatre, 3D Theatricals, Texas Shakespeare Festival, and the John W. Engeman Theater at Northport, among others. He has directed many world-premieres, including The Little Hours (based on the short stories of Dorothy Parker), Exposure Time, and Multiple Family Dwelling for NJ Repertory and, most recently, Mourning the Living at the Abingdon Theatre in NYC. He was nominated for the 2008 Carbonell Award, has received multiple Edgerton Foundation Grants for New Works, and has had his work recorded for the National Theatre Archive.

is a multi-genre movement artist & educator, choreographer & director, as well as a multi- medium filmmaker. Trained in styles spanning from classical ballet to hip hop, Maxx's performance credits include: Broadway debut Spiderman: Turn off the Dark; music videos: Michael Jackson's "Hold My Hand" & Beyonce's "Who Run The World (Girls)"; television: ABC's Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann, "The Tony Awards", & "American Music Awards" with Usher; and, film: Michael Jackson's This Is It. Choreography clients include: Mariah Carey; musicals: Claudio Quest & "Nikola Drops the Beat"; and music videos for SEE. When off stage, he's behind the camera as filmmaker & founder of Esotericam Productions, for which director & producer credits include: TV series Live at Gramercy Park, series documentary Broadway Dance Dreams, and short films "Pas de Carole" & "The Sonnet Project". With the art of movement & filmmaking, Maxx aims to show compassion through choreography & creative collaboration–– emphasizing his role as a dance educator and multi-platform storyteller.

National Tours: Smokey Joe’s Cafe (feat. The Coasters); A Christmas Carol. Regional: A Night With Janis Joplin (McCarter Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater, Barter Theatre, Capital Repertory Theatre); Mary Poppins (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina); Bright Lights, Big City (Freefall Theatre); Honk! (Jenny Wiley Theatre); Grease (Jenny Wiley Theatre). Resident Music Director for Allenberry Playhouse: 2011-2012. Todd is currently the Senior Music Supervisor for RWS Entertainment Group. BFA, NYU (Tisch).

has designed award winning sets, costumes, and environments for over 1000 productions worldwide, including plays, musicals, dance concerts, art installations, themed environments, corporate events, and awards shows. Mr. Doucette’s prestigious international credits include the Asian premiere of Guys & Dolls, Chicago, and Broadway Rhythm as well as the Beijing and Macau International Music Festivals’ Die Zauberflöte. For ten years, Mr. Doucette held the esteemed position of Scenic Designer for the nationally telecast Drama Desk Awards. His other New York credits include productions ranging from South Pacific and Dames at Sea to Little Shop of Horrors. Jeremy served as the resident designer for ten years at Princeton University and for five years at William Patterson University. Mr. Doucette has an MFA in Design from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.

is a costume designer and wardrobe stylist in New York City. Her recent designs can be seen onboard Azamara Club Cruises, and at theme parks, special events and resorts worldwide. She also recently designed drag costumes for Broadway Bares: Game Night.  She is originally from Ecuador and earned her Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. She is very excited to be working with the amazing cast and crew of XANADU

 

has worked internationally for nearly 40 years on theatre, television and special event projects in venues of all shapes and sizes. Some of his favorite projects were, Lovemusik directed by Harold Prince, Bounce written by Stephen Sondheim and directed by Harold Prince, The Last Five Years written by Jason Robert Brown, Disney’s national tour of High School Musical, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, the US and South American stadium tour for Andrea Bocelli, Numerous International concerts and presentations of The Cave, Three Tales and Hindenburg with Steve Reich and his ensemble. Of special delight was the stadium design for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

is delighted to be the Properties Designer for XANADU! Her most recent credits include Baby Shark Live Tour, NYC Summer Shorts, BCEFA: Broadway Backwards 2019, Hershey Unwrapped, and Post-Modern Jukebox on Deck. MFA: UNC School of the Arts. Website: www.jennamsnyder.com

founded in the 1980s, has over 80 Broadway credits and is a twelve-time recipient of the Artios Award for excellence in casting. Now a part of RWS Entertainment Group, our reach includes Broadway, National Tours, off-Broadway, regional theatre, feature films, television, commercials and voiceover. We have cast every season for Encores! at New York City Center since its inception in 1994 and recently became collaborators with Broadway Cares/EFA. Binder Casting supports the mission of parent company, RWS Entertainment Group, to promote diversity and equal opportunity, exemplified through our casting of the 2019 Rockettes and the selection of RuPaul's Drag Race's Jinkx Monsoon and Ginger Minj to join the 2019 XANADU tour. As an influential part of Broadway's legacy, Jay Binder (founder) was featured in the documentary, Every Little Step. It is our mission to offer our clients an exceptional experience, an approach that's innovative, collaborative and fun, while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. Broadway highlights include: Disney's The Lion King (all North American casting), In Transit, Dames at Sea, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Born Yesterday, It Shoulda Been You, The Miracle Worker, Finian's Rainbow, A Chorus Line, and many more. Binder Casting is also involved in the Hollywood Bowl's annual fully staged musical production of Into the Woods this summer. Select film and television credits include: Dreamgirls, Chicago, Nine, Hairspray, Carousel (PBS/NY Phil), Six by Sondheim (HBO), Meredith Wilson's The Music Man (ABC), Once Upon A Mattress (Disney) and So You Think You Can Dance. For more information about Binder Casting, please visit bindercasting.com. You can also find us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

is a full-service engagement management agency representing Broadway tours and other live touring events across North America. Current: The Book of Mormon; Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Hello, Dolly!Mystery Science Theater 3000 LiveThe Play That Goes WrongRENTIrving Berlin’s White Christmas. Upcoming: Ain’t Too Proud, Bandstand, The Cher Show, Hadestown, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Mean Girls, Pretty WomanThe SpongeBob Musical, Tootsie.

is a team of community cultivators and content creators decreasing the distance between brands and their fans. We build, create, promote, and maintain integrated brand awareness and strong social media presence across all social media platforms. Current clients include: Hamilton, Ain’t Too Proud, Derren Brown: Secret, Hadestown, Freestyle Love Supreme, Slave Play, BroadwayCon, MCC, WTF, and more. Run with us: MarathonDGTL.com, @MarathonDGTL

works directly with the composers, lyricists and book writers of these musicals to provide official scripts, musical materials and dynamic theatrical resources to over 70,000 professional, community and school theatres in the US and in over 60 countries worldwide. MTI is particularly dedicated to educational theatre and has created special collections to meet the needs of various types of performers and audiences. MTI's Broadway Junior™ shows are 30- and 60-minute musicals for performance by elementary and middle school-aged performers, while MTI's School Editions are musicals annotated for performance by high school students.MTI maintains its global headquarters in New York City with additional offices in London (MTI Europe) and Melbourne (MTI Australasia).

Almost Famous; Anastasia (tour); Bat Out Of Hell; Beetlejuice; Betrayal; Book of Mormon (Broadway and tour); Frozen; Hello Dolly (tour); Mean Girls; Rock Of Ages; Scotland, PA; Seawall/A Life; The Rose Tattoo; Tootsie; To Kill A Mockingbird. Aurora has been providing technical supervision and production management to the entertainment industry since 1989. 

founded by Victoria Lang, Ryan Bogner and Tracey McFarland, is dedicated to the distribution and creation of quality branded theatrical content for traditional and non-traditional venues throughout North America and beyond. BBT’s In-House booking division delivers quality productions tailored to a venue’s size and budget. BBT’s Content Arm offers commercial producers and IP stakeholders strategic management, consulting services and distribution solutions, while producing quality theatrical content in New York and for the road.

is the largest provider of branded stage shows and experiences in North America. Lead by CEO Ryan Stana and COO Bruston Manuel, the multi-award winning production company has produced innovative productions for top resorts, cruise lines, theme parks, corporate events and fashion events for an impressive roster of clients that include Holland America Line, Azamara Club Cruises, Hard Rock Resorts, Prada, NBCUniversal, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, Macy's, and Mattel to name a few. In 2016 RWS acquired 12-time Artios Award-winning Binder Casting, a leading casting firm for Broadway, film, television and commercials and in 2018 launched a Theatrical & Development division lead by Broadway general manager Joe Christopher. RWS has several new theatrical shows in development for 2019 including their most recent stage adaptation of The Old Man and the Sea, which premiered at Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse. #rwsnyc

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About The Show

XANADU, the hilarious roller-skating musical adventure, hailed as “the most fun you’ll have on Broadway” (The New Yorker), returns in a national tour with some fierce new twists! XANADU follows the beautiful Greek muse Kira, as she journeys from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, circa 1980, on a quest to inspire scrappy artist-on-the-rise Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! But when Kira stumbles into forbidden love with Sonny, a mere mortal, her salty sisters (RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Ginger Minj and Jinkx Monsoon) take matters into their own hands.

Based on the 1980 cult film starring Olivia Newton-John, the Tony Award®-nominated musical features a book by Douglas Carter Beane and an original hit score by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne (Electric Light Orchestra) and John Farrar. This production will be directed by Alan Souza and choreographed by Maxx Reed. XANADU is a crowd-pleasing, feel-good bop of a Technicolor musical that has audiences jumping out of their seats in tongue-popping bliss! “If you can’t beat ’em, slap on some roller skates and join ’em” (The New York Times).

XANADU will be visiting the following cities in 2019/2020 with additional cities to be announced: Cincinnati, Syracuse, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis, Buffalo, Cleveland, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Charlotte and San Francisco.

Exclusive tour direction by Broadway & Beyond Theatricals.

Tickets

Dates City Venue Tickets
09/27/2019 York, PA Pullo Center BUY TICKETS
09/29/2019 Baltimore, MD Hippodrome Theatre BUY TICKETS
10/03/2019 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre BUY TICKETS
10/06/2019 Boston, MA The Wilbur BUY TICKETS
10/08/2019 Rochester, NY Kodak Center BUY TICKETS
10/11/2019 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Center for the Arts BUY TICKETS
10/13/2019 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre BUY TICKETS
10/15/2019 Charleston, SC Charleston Music Hall BUY TICKETS
10/20/2019 Detroit, MI The Fillmore BUY TICKETS
10/27/2019 Syracuse, NY Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater BUY TICKETS
11/05/2019 - 11/10/2019 Buffalo, NY Shea's BUY TICKETS