The musical Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage, based on the hit 1987 film, will make its East Coast premiere at the Opera House in Boston, February 7-March 15, 2009. Cast and creative team will be announced at a later date.

The musical is penned by Eleanor Bergstein, the film's screenwriter. It tells the story of Frances "Baby" Houseman, a doctor's daughter, who falls for Johnny Castle, a talented, headstrong dancer from the wrong side of the tracks.

The U.S. premiere will open with a limited engagement in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre beginning September 28 through December 7, and the show will make its West Coast premiere at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles in May 2009.

For more information, visit www.broadwayacrossamerica.com.