Sean Hayes to Star in Film Adaptation of 6 DANCE LESSONS IN 6 WEEKS

After yesterday's news that his pilot had been picked up by NBC, Deadline reports that Sean Hayes has signed a deal to star in the upcoming adaptation of 6 DANCE LESSONS IN 6 WEEKS. Based upon Richard Alfieri's Broadway play, Hayes will appear alongside Gena Rowlands.

The film, directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman, and written by Alfieri, follows an elderly woman (Rowlands) who hires a much younger - and much more energetic - dance instructor (Hayes) to give her one-on-one lessons for six weeks. Throughout the weeks and lessons , they develop an intimate friendship, putting aside their differences, and opening up to each other.

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6 DANCE LESSONS IN 6 WEEKS opened on Broadway in 2003, and has since Gone on to become a regional and international hit with audiences.

Hayes will appear as a guest star in the coming season of NBC'sSMASH and works as producer on Grimm, Hot In Cleveland, Soul Man and Hollywood Game Night. He is also a regular on NBC's Up All Night.

Hayes has appeared on Broadway in 2010's Promises, Promises revival, alongside Kristin Chenoweth, and the Encores! concert production of Damn Yankees in 2008.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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