While I admitted enjoying "Xanadu" on Broadway, don't forget the reason I forgave its
total lack of originality being based on an old movie was because it was a bad one that needed reworking.
The forthcoming London stage version of "Desperately Seeking Susan" has announced its two leading ladies, Emma Williams and Kelly Price. The musical, featuring a classic catalog of Blondie hits and a new song by Deborah Harry, will begin performances at the Novello Theatre on October 12 and officially open on November 15. Written and conceived by American writer, director and actor Peter Michael Marino, the show will be directed by Angus Jackson and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler ("In the Heights"). Among the hit songs to be featured in Desperately Seeking Susan are "Heart of Glass," "Atomic," "One Way or Another," "Dreaming" and "The Tide is High." Harry has written "Moment of Truth" especially for this production. (Theatre.com)