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Written by Tom Hedley and Robert Cary, with music by Robbie Roth, lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth, Flashdance The Musical is based on the Paramount Pictures film: screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley.

Set in Pittsburgh, USA, Flashdance The Musical tells the story of 18-year old Alex, a welder by day and 'flashdancer' by night, whose dream is to obtain a place at the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy. This musical about holding on to your dreams and love against all the odds features an iconic score including Maniac, Manhunt, Gloria, I Love Rock and Roll and the Academy award-winning title track Flashdance -What a Feeling.


BWW Reviews: PPAC Flashes Back to the '80s with Touring FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICALBWW Reviews: PPAC Flashes Back to the '80s with Touring FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL
by Robert Barossi - March 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...)

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL Comes to Boston, Now thru 3/23FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL Comes to Boston, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2014

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of FLASHDANCE is now live on stage. 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. (more...)

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL Comes to Boston, 3/11-23FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL Comes to Boston, 3/11-23
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2014

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of FLASHDANCE is now live on stage. 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. (more...)

Jillian Mueller, Corey Mach and More Star in FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL at Music Circus, Beg. TonightJillian Mueller, Corey Mach and More Star in FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL at Music Circus, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 4, 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, 2/4-9Jillian Mueller, Corey Mach and More to Star in FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL at Music Circus, 2/4-9
by BWW News Desk - January 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...)

BWW Reviews: FLASHDANCE -- THE MUSICAL Has Plenty to Enjoy, but Something is MissingBWW Reviews: FLASHDANCE -- THE MUSICAL Has Plenty to Enjoy, but Something is Missing
by Audrey Liebross - December 30, 2013

The touring production of FLASHDANCE -- THE MUSICAL, now appearing at the Kennedy Center, has a charismatic lead and much to commend it, but its weaknesses take away its chance to be great. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FLASHDANCE Brings the '80s to Life in Exciting Production at the Wharton CenterBWW Reviews: FLASHDANCE Brings the '80s to Life in Exciting Production at the Wharton Center
by Katie Laban - October 9, 2013

The national tour of Flashdance The Musical kicked off the current season of the Wharton Center on Tuesday night with a high-energy show that did the classic movie justice. It is the 30th anniversary of the film, but the story and songs in the musical version enjoyable for all ages today. (more...)

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL Kicks Off Orpheum's 2013-14 Broadway Season TonightFLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL Kicks Off Orpheum's 2013-14 Broadway Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 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 Kick Off Orpheum's 2013-14 Broadway Season, 9/19FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL to Kick Off Orpheum's 2013-14 Broadway Season, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - August 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...)

BWW Reviews: FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL Splashes into San AntonioBWW Reviews: FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL Splashes into San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - June 19, 2013

f you remember when MTV was all videos and you wore legwarmers, then chances are that you remember when the movie FLASHDANCE was released. The year was 1983 and the setting was Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (more...)

FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL Comes to the Majestic TonightFLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL Comes to the Majestic Tonight
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2013

FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at the Majestic Theatre for eight performances tonight, June 18-23. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, March 1. (more...)

Watch KTLA's Jillian Barberie Learn the Iconic FLASHDANCE 'Water Scene'!Watch KTLA's Jillian Barberie Learn the Iconic FLASHDANCE 'Water Scene'!
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2013

JillIan Barberie, host of the new 'Hollywood Mix', visited with Jillian Mueller 'Alex' of Flashdance - The Musical, and learned how to recreate the show's iconic water scene during the musical's run at the Segerstrom Center. To watch the segment on KTLA, click HERE! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jillian Mueller a Young Giant in FLASHDANCEBWW Interviews: Jillian Mueller a Young Giant in FLASHDANCE
by Kathy Strain - June 17, 2013

Even though Jillian Mueller is still in her teens, she is already a veteran to Broadway and touring around the country. She has played in such shows as 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas,' 'Bye, Bye Birdie,' American Idiot,' 'Memphis' and her latest show FLASHDANCE playing the lead role of Alex. She shared with Broadway World some of her great moments on stage as well as the hard work she had to make it to where she is today. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FLASHDANCE Splashes Down on the OCBWW Reviews: FLASHDANCE Splashes Down on the OC
by Michael L. Quintos - May 18, 2013

Despite having a cast of incredible triple threats, overall, FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL---the new, Broadway-bound stage musical based on the popular 80's-era movie of the same name---seems like a well-meant endeavor that needs a serious overhaul in its disjointed execution. The national tour company continues its Costa Mesa stop at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts through May 19. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Jillian Mueller Teaches FLASHDANCE on KTLA-TV TonightPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - Jillian Mueller Teaches FLASHDANCE on KTLA-TV Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

Tonight during KTLA-TV 6 p.m. news broadcast, Jillian Barberie, host of the new Hollywood Mix, visits with Jillian Mueller 'Alex' of Flashdance - The Musical. They go over the iconic splash-segment. Check out sneak peek photos from the taping below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jillian Mueller of FLASHDANCE National Tour Answers Our Silly QueryBWW Interviews: Jillian Mueller of FLASHDANCE National Tour Answers Our Silly Query
by Michael L. Quintos - May 14, 2013

After spending time on Broadway and on tour, triple-threat actress Jillian Mueller can now be seen dancing up a (ha ha) storm in the National Tour production of FLASHDANCE, in which she plays leading lady Alex Owens---yes, the sexy steel mill worker who moonlights as a maniac, maniac, on the floor. The stage incarnation of the hit movie of the same name continues performances through May 19 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. While settling into her final week of shows here in Orange County, Ms. Mueller agreed to some of our silly questions. Thankfully, she played along! (more...)

FLASHDANCE Makes Orange County Premiere at Segerstrom Center, Now thru 5/19FLASHDANCE Makes Orange County Premiere at Segerstrom Center, Now thru 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2013

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will make its Segerstrom Center premiere tonight, May 7 - 19, 2013. (more...)

OFFICIAL: Producer Says FLASHDANCE Couldn't Find 'Appropriate Broadway Theatre for August'OFFICIAL: Producer Says FLASHDANCE Couldn't Find 'Appropriate Broadway Theatre for August'
by BWW News Desk - April 25, 2013

Producer Thomas Viertel revealed in an official statement: We have had the rare and tremendous opportunity in the last several months to experience Flashdance - The Musical on the road. We know we have a great show that audiences are responding to with huge enthusiasm and nightly standing ovations. We want to make clear that because we could not find the appropriate Broadway theater for August, we will take this time to refine the production that we are excited to bring to Broadway in the 2013-2014 season. By that time, we will have determined the best possible theater and date to welcome Flashdance home to Broadway. (more...)

FLASHDANCE's August 2013 Broadway Opening PostponedFLASHDANCE's August 2013 Broadway Opening Postponed
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2013

Accoridng to the New York Times, FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation which was previously slated to open on Broadway in August 2013, has been postponed while its producers 'continue to work on the show.' The musical, which is currently on a national tour that launched January in Pittsburgh, was previously scheduled to open on Broadway in Fall 2012. (more...)

FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL Comes to the Majestic 6/18; Tickets On Sale 3/1FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL Comes to the Majestic 6/18; Tickets On Sale 3/1
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2013

FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at the Majestic Theatre for eight performances June 18-23. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, March 1. (more...)

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