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BWW Reviews: PPAC Flashes Back to the '80s with Touring FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL
by Robert Barossi - Mar 26, 2014

When adapting movies into Broadway musicals, it certainly helps to start with a movie that revolves around singing and dancing. Or, at least, a movie that includes some kind of singing or dancing as a major part of the story or plot. That way, adding more singing and dancing should at least have a solid, logical starting point. It would seem, then, that the movie Flashdance is a perfect choice. It's right there in the title. The whole movie revolves around…wait for it…dance! Unfortunately, the Broadway touring production that is visiting PPAC takes a promising start and turns it into a long, bloated and mostly boring slog through two hours at the theater. (more...)

BWW Review: FLASHDANCE: More Flicker Than Flame
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 14, 2014

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL delivers on its promise of electrifying dance, but its story is forgettable and fails to inspire. (more...)

Jillian Mueller, Corey Mach and More Star in FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL at Music Circus, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Flashdance - The Musical, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will run at the Community Center Theater from tonight, February 4 - 9, 2014. (more...)

Jillian Mueller, Corey Mach and More to Star in FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL at Music Circus, 2/4-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Flashdance - The Musical, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will run at the Community Center Theater from February 4 - 9, 2014, as part of California Musical Theatre's Broadway Sacramento series. With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance - The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream. (more...)

Sacramento Premiere of Flashdance The Musical at Community Center Theater Coming February 4-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2014

Flashdance - The Musical, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will run at the Community Center Theater from February 4 - 9, 2014, as part of California Musical Theatre's Broadway Sacramento series. With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance - The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jillian Mueller, Corey Mach & More in FLASHDANCE National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the original Paramount Pictures film was a worldwide smash hit that became a pop culture phenomenon, grossing more than $150 million and featuring a Grammy Award-winning soundtrack. The FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL national tour is currently playing at the Kennedy Center, where it will play through January 19. For a full list of tour stops, visit: www.FlashdanceTheMusical.com. The current cast features Jillian Mueller as Alex and Corey Mach as Nick are Alison Ewing as Tess, Ginna Claire Mason as Gloria, DeQuina Moore as Kiki, Jo Ann Cunningham as Hannah, David R. Gordon as Jimmy, Matthew Henerson as Harry, and Christian Whelan in the role of C.C. Check out phtoos of the new cast in action below! (more...)

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL Opens at Palace Theatre Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

With electrifying dance at its core, FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream. (more...)

FLASHDANCE National Tour to Play Marcus Center For The Performing Arts, 3/4-9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts on March 4-9. Tickets will go on sale this Sunday, December 8 at 12:00 pm. Ticket prices range from $30 to $85 and will be available at the Marcus Center box office at 929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee, all Ticketmaster outlets, by visiting MarcusCenter.org or by calling 414-273-7206. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 414-273-7121 ext. 210 or 213. This engagement is part of the BMO Harris Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center and Broadway Across America-Milwaukee series. (more...)

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL Opens 12/10 at Times-Union Center's Moran Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

Beginning Tuesday, December 10th, the iconic movie will dance onto the stage at Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Moran Theater! FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL plays from December 10-15 for eight performances only. Tickets for FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL in Jacksonville start at $32.00 and are available at the Artist Series Box Office between 10AM-5PM, Monday-Friday, at (904) 442-BWAY (2929) and online 24/7 at www.artistseriesjax.org. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more at (904) 442-2947 or groupsales@fscj.edu. (more...)

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL Set for Limited Run at Kennedy Center, 12/25-1/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the national tour of Flashdance-The Musical from December 25, 2013 to January 19, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Directed and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis, The Addams Family), Flashdance-The Musical features a book by Robert Cary and Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay with Joe Eszterhas) with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth. Press opening night is Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL National Tour to Play Palace Theatre December, 12/17-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2013

With electrifying dance at its core, FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream. (more...)

Tickets to FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL On Sale Now; Plays at Bob Carr December 3-8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2013

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre December 3 through 8. Tickets will go on sale Friday, October 18 at 10 a.m. (more...)

FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL to Open 10/15 at Bushnell's Mortensen Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2013

FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will open at The Bushnell's Mortensen Hall on Tuesday, October 15. With electrifying dance at its core, FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream. FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL is part of the 2013-2014 Bushnell Broadway Series co-sponsored by Travelers and Webster Bank. (more...)

FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL to Open 10/8 at Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at Wharton Center on October 8-13 as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton CenterSeries. Tickets are on sale now and are available online at whartoncenter.com, at the Auto-Owners Ticket Office at Wharton Center, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: FLASHDANCE's Dequina Moore, Dani Spieler and Haley Hannah Perform on Local TV in Memphis
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2013

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, opened at The Orpheum Theatre September 19 and is running through 25. Check out the video below of a performance on Channel 3 Memphis! (more...)

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL Kicks Off Orpheum's 2013-14 Broadway Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at The Orpheum Theatre today, September 19-25. (more...)

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL to Play Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, 11/12-17; Tickets on Sale 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2013

Flashdance - The Musical, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will make its Wisconsin premiere at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Nov. 12-17. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. Ticket prices start at $50 and will be available at the Fox Cities P.A.C. ticket office, by visiting foxcitiespac.com, or by calling (800) 982-2787. Group orders a minimum of 10 or more may be placed by calling (920) 730-3786. (more...)

Tickets to FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL's Run at Aronoff Center on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2013

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at the Aronoff Center, October 29 - November 10, 2013 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati 13/14 Season. Tickets will go on sale Friday, September 6 at 9AM. Ticket prices start at $28 and will be available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. Group orders of ten or more may be placed by calling 513.369.4363. (more...)

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL to Kick Off Orpheum's 2013-14 Broadway Season, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at The Orpheum Theatre on September 19-25. (more...)

Tickets to FLASHDANCE & BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Orpheum Theatre on Sale 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2013

The Orpheum Theatre kicks off its spectacular 2013-2014 Broadway season with FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL. FLASHDANCE, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at The Orpheum Theatre on September 19-25. BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORYwill follow October 15-20. (more...)

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