Broadway Theatre Has Small Fire
The sparks always fly in the musical Xanadu, and now with Whoopi Goldberg in the cast the sparks not only fly, they actually catch fire. According to New York 1 News, “an elevator motor caught on fire around 9:15 p.m. in the Helen Hayes Theater…The electricity was turned off, the fire was put out and the theater was ventilated.” The theater was dark on Monday night with no performance, and as far as we can tell the show must go on tonight. It was recently announced that Second Stage has plans to purchase the Helen Hayes for its Broadway home. They may want to have that inspection check done soon. Glad to hear all are safe. Xanadu may have had its share of tough luck at times, but overall it continues to have a charmed life on Broadway. Photo by Paul Kolnik.