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Broadway's Colt Prattes Lands Lead Role of 'Johnny' in ABC's DIRTY DANCING Remake

A Broadway veteran is officially heading to the small screen in ABC's remake of DIRTY DANCING.

Colt Prattes, currently starring as Stacee Jaxx in the Las Vegas production of ROCK OF AGES, has landed the lead male role of Johnny following a "very lengthy talent search," according to Deadline. Patrick Swayze originated the iconic part in the 1987 film.

Prattes joins the previously Abigail Breslin as 'Baby' and Debra Messing as 'Marjorie' in the three-hour remake. DIRTY DANCING will be "in the vein of FOX's planned filmed remake of Rocky Horror Picture Show," rather than a live format.

Wayne Blair is on board to helm the project and Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler, who choreographed the hit Broadway musical HAMILTON will serve as choreographer.

The production team will also include Adam Anders and Judy Cairo (producers), Stephen Altman (Production Designer) Adam Anders and Peer Astrom (music). Jessica Sharzer (American Horror Story) will pen the script.

Prattes has appeared on Broadway in the 2011 revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and West Side Story, as well as the US national tour of A Chorus Line and a NYMF production of Go-Go Beach. He first garnered national attention when he appeared in P!nk's 'Try' music video.

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