Carpinello Won’t Return to Broadway’s Xanadu

Although it shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody at this point, a producer of Xanadu has finally made the announcement that James Carpinello won’t be returning to the show. Carpinello originated the role of Sonny in Xanadu on Broadway, but was injured during previews, at which point Cheyenne Jackson took over the part. Carpinello was initially expected to return after he recovered, but it’s now official that Jackson will continue to play Sonny on Broadway.

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Carly graduated University Of Toronto, Theatre and Performance program. She has written for various publications including art-speaks, Pembroke Daily Observer, Toronto Star - Performing Arts Section, The Canadian Post and more recently the Village Voice and the New York Daily News. As a member of the Barrow Group, an award-winning Off-Broadway theatre company and performing arts school, her specialties include performance stage production and talent casting.