The new musical FLASHDANCE, which was scheduled to play a pre-Broadway engagement in Toronto this summer, has announced a postponement of the Toronto engagement. The show's producers were planning on moving the production directly from Toronto to Broadway. Due to scheduling issues, the Broadway production has been postponed until the spring.
“We remain excited about our production of FLASHDANCE with Sergio Trujillo at the helm as director and choreographer but unfortunately we'll need to postpone it to Toronto audiences until the following season." said producer Marc Routh.
FLASHDANCE tells the unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh striving to make her dreams of becoming a professional dancer a reality. She works by day at a steel mill, where she catches the eye of her boss Nick Hurley. By night she works as a “flashdancer” at a local bar but longs to become a student at the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy.
The Paramount Pictures film was a runaway hit with a worldwide gross of $150 million. The Grammy Award-winning FLASHDANCE soundtrack achieved a similar level of success, spawning such hits as “Gloria,” “Manhunt,” “Maniac,” “I Love Rock ‘n Roll,” and the Academy Award-winning theme “Flashdance - What A Feeling,” all of which are included in FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL’s score along with over 10 new songs penned by Cary and Roth.
The national tour of FLASHDANCE is produced by NETworks Presentations LLC, Steven Baruch, Tom Viertel, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Christopher Malcolm, David Ian Productions and Transamerica.
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