Xanadu is a musical that is playing on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre in New York City. It is based on the Olivia Newton-John movie from the 80s. I have never seen the movie so I didn't know what to expect when I saw the show. I thought it was pretty good, but there may have been some jokes in it that I didn't understand because they had to do with the movie.
Xanadu is a fun show that doesn't take itself too seriously. The lead actress performs the entire show on roller skates, and other members of the cast also wear roller skates at some point. So that is a lot of fun to see. The actors all give terrific performances and it looks like they are having fun on stage. I was not familiar with the music in the show either, but I believe some of it was also from the movie.
Overall, Xanadu is a fun night on Broadway, but I think that people who know and love the original movie will appreciate it more than I did.