Flashdance Delays Broadway Run Yet Again
Producers are hopeful that the musical will make it to Broadway eventually.
The Broadway-bound Flashdance is delayed again according to producers, as they continue to work on the show. Based on the 1983 movie of the same title, Flashdance follows female-welder-by-day and exotic-dancer-by-night Alex Owens, who longs to attend ballet school. The current national tour of the musical received mixed reviews but was scheduled to stage a $12 million Broadway production aiming for an August opening. Since then, the show has been delayed twice.
Producer Tom Viertel said in a 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."
Flashdance features a book by Tom Hedley and Robert Cary, music by Robbie Roth, lyrics by Cary and Roth, and direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Hands on a Hardbody).