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Christopher Tierney Joins Company of DIRTY DANCING National TourChristopher Tierney Joins Company of DIRTY DANCING National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Christopher Tierney assumes the iconic role of Johnny Castle tonight in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage as it opens tonight at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago, where it will continue through August 30. This marks the launch of the second year of the hugely successful national tour which will go on to play markets including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, Nashville, Des Moines and Denver this season. A list of full tour dates can be found here. (more...)

Review Roundup: MACK & MABEL with Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChanceReview Roundup: MACK & MABEL with Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance
by Review Roundups - Jul 28, 2015

Mack & Mabel, which will embark on a UK & Ireland Tour in Autumn 2015 following its premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre, stars double Oliver award-winning Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance. Based on the real-life romance between Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand, it tells the story of a group of pioneering filmmakers who changed the world surrounded by the great fun of the silent screen: heroes in capes, girls tied to the tracks, glamorous Bathing Beauties and the chaos of the Keystone Kops. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Show's Not Over Until Baby Sings - DIRTY DANCINGBWW Reviews: The Show's Not Over Until Baby Sings - DIRTY DANCING
by Amanda Finn - May 27, 2015

Dirty Dancing is essentially a stage tribute to the film from which its based, which is evident from the dialogue as it's taken almost verbatim from the movie. As are the iconic songs - even though only a fraction of the performers actually sing. Those actors that do sing are not main characters, which is even more of a shame since so many of the performers (Gillian Abbott and Samuel Pergande as Baby and Johnny respectively) have backgrounds in voice. The fact that the main characters do not even utter a single note is baffling to anyone who is familiar with musical theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gillian Abbott in DIRTY DANCING National TourPhoto Flash: First Look at Gillian Abbott in DIRTY DANCING National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Gillian Abbott recently assumed the iconic role of Frances 'Baby' Houseman in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage. Check out a first look at Abbott in the production bleow! (more...)

LA Drama Critics Circle Announces Winners - Annette Bening, Cicely Tyson and More!LA Drama Critics Circle Announces Winners - Annette Bening, Cicely Tyson and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

On March 16, 2015, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced its winners and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura County theater in the year 2014. Announcements were made at a ceremony held at the Beyond the Stars Palace in Glendale, hosted by Dixie Longate (Dixie's Tupperware Party) with musical direction by Corey B. Hirsch (LADCC award winner for A Man of No Importance in 2014). (more...)

DIRTY DANCING National Tour Welcomes New 'Baby' TonightDIRTY DANCING National Tour Welcomes New 'Baby' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Gillian Abbott assumes the iconic role of Frances "Baby" Houseman tonight in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage. Abbott joins the production as it begins performances at the Connor Palace at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, where it will continue through March 22. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stage Adaptation of DIRTY DANCING Makes O.C. DebutBWW Reviews: Stage Adaptation of DIRTY DANCING Makes O.C. Debut
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 10, 2015

Of the multitude of recent film-to-stage adaptations that have risen from the video dust bin to breathe new life in a different guise, the stage version of DIRTY DANCING---whose first national tour is now gyrating inside Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts through February 15---is by far one of the oddest, most peculiar ones of the bunch. Though it's not difficult to believe that this ad-hoc concoction has actually been a hit both in Australia and in the UK (they have the original 1987 film's nostalgia-hungry fans to thank for that, no doubt), it's a bit alarming to think that such an awkward head-scratcher has continued life in its current, somewhat off-putting format: as a show paved with good intentions---but executed poorly. Cool projections, though! (more...)

DIRTY DANCING National Tour Coming to Sacramento Community Center TheaterDIRTY DANCING National Tour Coming to Sacramento Community Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The Classic Story On Stage, an unprecedented live experience exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing, will play at Sacramento Community Center Theater from December 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015. Based on the tremendously popular classic 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage is part of the Broadway Sacramento series presented by California Musical Theatre. Performance times vary; for information visit BroadwaySacramento.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Have the Time of Your Life at DIRTY DANCINGBWW Reviews: Have the Time of Your Life at DIRTY DANCING
by Christie Fisher - Nov 26, 2014

Fans of the beloved movie rejoice as Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre. Filled with the hit songs and recognizable dance moves from the movie, this stage adaptation does not disappoint. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DIRTY DANCING Sticks to Its Film RootsBWW Reviews: DIRTY DANCING Sticks to Its Film Roots
by Nyderah Williams - Nov 22, 2014

DIRTY DANCING made its way to Houston this week. Billed as DIRTY DANCING: The Classic Story On Stage, it is no surprise that it joins the ranks of popular films turned into musicals. Based on the 1987 film that became a cult sensation, DIRTY DANCING is the story of a coming of age. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DIRTY DANCING at the Fabulous Fox TheatreBWW Reviews: DIRTY DANCING at the Fabulous Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson - Oct 27, 2014

If you're a fan of the film DIRTY DANCING then I have no doubt you'll find plenty to be excited about with the stage version that is currently playing at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. It's extremely faithful to the original movie, in fact it may be so much so that you might ask yourself what the point is, since you can always rent or purchase the DVD and watch it over and over to your heart's delight. But, despite that, I think it's a show that has a very broad appeal, and I can see it winning favor with both fans and newbies. And, there's just something special about seeing a show live that can't be, or rarely is, duplicated by Hollywood. That's why I find it especially odd that it's taken ten years for this show to go on a national tour of the USA since it's conception in 2004 in Australia. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING Comes to the Fox Theatre TonightDIRTY DANCING Comes to the Fox Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

The Fabulous Fox Theatre has announced that the national tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will play at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis today, October 21 - November 2, 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: Boy Recreates Classic DIRTY DANCING RoutineVIDEO: Boy Recreates Classic DIRTY DANCING Routine
by TV News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Just in case Jillian Mueller needs a new dance partner on the DIRTY DANCING: THE MUSICAL tour, I think we've found one. While he's not as tall as Samuel Pergande, he sure has the moves. In a Facebook post, 'Laine Kristina' posted a video of her son Charlie reenacting every move of the iconic routine to '(I've Had) The Time of My Life.' (more...)

Tickets to DIRTY DANCING at Moran Theater On Sale 10/10Tickets to DIRTY DANCING at Moran Theater On Sale 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE will play at Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Moran Theater from Tuesday, December 9th through Sunday, December 14th for eight performances only. Tickets for DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE go on sale Friday, October 10th at 10AM through the FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase, the official presenter of the Jacksonville show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DIRTY DANCING, Wolverhampton Grand, September 24 2014BWW Reviews: DIRTY DANCING, Wolverhampton Grand, September 24 2014
by Jenny Antill - Sep 25, 2014

Dirty Dancing is iconic. An immeasurable amount of people have seen the 1987 film and adapting it for a stage show was a very clever move by the producers. The last time I saw this production was at Birmingham Hippodrome in 2012 so I was interested to see it again in a different venue. This is its second UK and Ireland tour and last night's sell out performance at the Wolverhampton Grand shows that the allure is still there. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DIRTY DANCING National Tour at Durham Performing Arts CenterBWW Reviews: DIRTY DANCING National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Sep 18, 2014

Based on the 1987 film of the same name, Dirty Dancing tells the classic coming of age story documenting a teenage girl's relationship with a dance instructor whom she encountered during her family's summer vacation. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING Coming to Fox Theatre, 10/21-11/2DIRTY DANCING Coming to Fox Theatre, 10/21-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The Fabulous Fox Theatre has announced that the national tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will play at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis October 21 - November 2, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: DIRTY DANCING Writer Eleanor Bergstein Joins Opening Curtain Call at the National TheatrePhoto Flash: DIRTY DANCING Writer Eleanor Bergstein Joins Opening Curtain Call at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Eleanor Bergstein, who wrote the screenplay for the iconic film DIRTY DANCING as well as the book for the stage production, was recognized during the curtain call on the opening night of DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE at National Theatre on Tuesday, September 2. The show plays the National Theatre through September 14 before embarking on a 30-city North American tour. As she joined the cast on stage, Bergstein said, 'We are so excited to launch our national tour in the nation's capital.' Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW Reviews: DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE at The National TheatreBWW Reviews: DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE at The National Theatre
by Heather Nadolny - Sep 3, 2014

While fans of the sleeper hit movie will be far from disappointed, DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE foxtrots the line between underdeveloped production and campy, brainless fun. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING National Tour Opens Tonight at the National TheatreDIRTY DANCING National Tour Opens Tonight at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller star as Johnny Castle and Frances 'Baby' Houseman in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage. The stage musical of the worldwide smash-hit film opens tonight, September 2, at the National Theatre, 10 years after the original stage production received its world premiere in Sydney, Australia. (more...)

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