National Tour of Dirty Dancing to Start in September 2008
The musical is penned by Eleanor Bergstein, the film's screenwriter, and directed by James Powell, with choreography by Kate Champion. 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.
Separate productions of the show are currently playing in London and Hamburg, Germany, with a third production set to begin performances in Toronto this fall. The musical has previously played Australia and New Zealand.
The show's creative team includes Stephen Brimson Lewis (sets), Jennifer Irwin (costumes), Tim Mitchell (lighting), Bobby Aitken (sound), Jon Driscoll (videos and projections), Craig Wilson (Latin and Ballroom dance choreography), and Conrad Helfich (musical supervision).