DPAC Announces the Triangle Premiere of “Dirty Dancing”

Durham, NC (PRWEB) June 23, 2014. Late but interesting article 😀

DPAC revealed today that individual tickets for the Triangle premiere of Dirty Dancing– The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale June 28 at 10 a.m. Tickets are offered at the DPAC Ticket Center or by checking out DPACnc.com and Ticketmaster. The staged musical of this around the world smash-hit film will certainly play DPAC September 16th – 21st, 2014.

. Tickets go on sale Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m.: . Online at DPACnc.com . DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC . Ticketmaster.com/ Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.982.2787

“As I found out the number of individuals watched the movie over and over and over,” said Eleanor Bergstein, screenwriter of the movie Dirty Dancing and book author for the musical, “I began to think that what they really desired was to share more intensely in the occasion, to step through the screen and exist while the story was occurring. And if that held true, then its natural type was the theatre– audiences enjoying live bodies dancing here and now in the present– on the log, on the bridge, on the dance floor, and in the personnel quarters at Kellerman’s. Writing it for the phase, I was also able to add more Infant and Johnny scenes, more about the family, more tunes I couldn’t pay for last time, and, the majority of interesting of all– more dancing.”

.”Dirty Dancing is among our most beloved and ageless buildings,” said Lionsgate Tv COO Sandra Stern. “Its magic has captivated audiences on movie, tv, DVD, and digital platforms alike, and it remains a perennial best-seller in our movie and television library. We’re thrilled to get involved in the current stage version that will certainly introduce Dirty Dancing to an entire new generation of fans, and we anticipate the phase play to show yet again that no one puts Child in a corner.”

. The production’s book is composed by Eleanor Bergstein, and the North American tour will be directed by James Powell, with choreography by Michele Lynch based on the initial choreography by Kate Champ.

. Unclean Dancing– The Classic Story On Stage is an unprecedented live experience, blowing up with heart-pounding music, enthusiastic romance, and spectacular dancing. Seen by millions across the world, this ageless love story features the hit tunes “Starving Eyes,” “Hey Child,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” Greater london’s Sunday Express states “This crowd-pleasing phase adjustment strikes the prize!”

. It’s the summer season of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances ‘Infant’ Houseman is on getaway in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sis and parents. Enthralled by the racy dance steps and pounding rhythms she discovers in the resort’s staff quarters, Baby cannot wait to be part of the scene, especially when she captures sight of Johnny Castle, the resort’s sexy dance instructor. Enthusiasms fire up and Baby’s life modifications forever when she is included to the deep end as Johnny’s leading girl, both on-stage and off.

. Dirty Dancing– The Classic Story On Phase was very first carried out at the Theatre Royal in Sydney, Australia in November 2004 prior to embarking upon a hugely successful tour of Australia and New Zealand. A new production opened at the Theater Neue Flora in Hamburg, Germany in March 2006 where it broke records for attaining the highest advance in European history.

. The production began performances on London’s West End in October 2006 with an ₤ 11 million advance, and went on to become the longest running show in the history of the Aldwych Theatre. It closed in July 2011 in advance of a two-year UK national tour, and after that went back to London for a strictly restricted season at the Piccadilly Theatre.

. The show has gone on to perform throughout the world in markets as diverse as Utrecht, Holland, Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. It is currently represented by a brand-new UK trip, which introduced March 2014 in Bristol.

. The North American tour of Dirty Dancing– The Classic Story On Stage is produced by Amber Jacobsen, NETworks Presentations LLC, Grove Entertainment in association with Lionsgate (LGF), the premier next generation global content leader, and Magic Hour Productions.


. Eleanor Bergstein (Book) is an author, screenwriter, manufacturer, and director. Her stories have been published in national magazines, varying from the Transatlantic Evaluation to Redbook and Cosmopolitan. Her very first book, Advancing Paul Newman, about females and politics in the 1960s, was published by the Viking Press, and her first motion picture script was It’s My Turn, starring Jill Clayburgh and Michael Douglas. Her 2nd book, Ex-Lover, about sexual obsession, was released by Random House. She has dealt with a variety of movie jobs, including the last script modification of Sis Act. She then wrote and directed Let It Be Me, which starred Campbell Scott, Jennifer Beals, Leslie Caron, and Patrick Stewart. Her most well-known project was one of the most successful independent movies of perpetuity, Dirty Dancing. It was the distinct continuing response to the story over the years that made her choose to reimagine Dirty Dancing as a stage occasion. The numerous watchings by audiences all over the world made her suspect that what the audiences actually desired was to be more physically associated with the story. This would suggest that its supreme kind should be one that incorporated dance and story and music onstage in a new method. It was likewise her possibility to include brand-new scenes not in the movie, as well as songs she had desired for the film and been not able to acquire. Ms. Bergstein, through her company Magic Hour Productions, is at deal with a new stage musical set in Greater london in the late 1960s, a brand-new work of fiction, and preparing a film to be shot in Rome, as well as movie to be shot in Slovenia.

. James Powell (Director) was a star for 12 years and was appearing in Les Misérables at London’s Palace Theatre when he was asked to take over the position of resident director in 1996. Because that time, he has worked on a range of productions and throughout that time, he was personnel director at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, helping Jude Kelly on a variety of projects including the Olivier Acclaimed Singin’ in the Rain, which transferred from Leeds to the Royal National Theatre in Greater london. On returning to Greater london, he joined Cameron Mackintosh’s production of The Witches of Eastwick at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane as resident director. He then went to Melbourne, Australia to direct his very first international production for Jacobsen Entertainments. James returned from Australia to take on the position of associate director on Les Misérables and oversaw the program’s step from its home of several years, the Palace Theatre, to the Queen’s Theatre on Shaftesbury Ave. He was likewise welcomed to direct a show version of the program in Scandinavia and a full-scale production in Berlin. 2009 saw James working on Cameron’s brand new production of Les Misérables which opened in Cardiff and visited the UK, and which celebrates the 25th anniversary of a program he was involved in originally as a star and is now part of a new innovative group. Whilst keeping his position as associate director on Les Misérables, James also dealt with Cameron’s brand-new presentation, Mary Poppins, originally in Bristol and afterwards in Greater london’s West End and on Broadway. In June 2008, he directed the UK trip of Mary Poppins and has since directed the production in Holland and been the partner of the Broadway production. James was thrilled to restore his association with the Jacobsen Entertainment Group when they asked him to direct their production of Dirty Dancing in London’s West End, a collaboration that has seen him direct the show in Toronto, Utrecht, Chicago, L.a, Boston, and Berlin. In 2010, James directed the Australian production of Mary Poppins where it opened to terrific success in Melbourne. He has also co-directed Les Misérables in London at the Barbican, a trip in the UK, a production in Madrid, and on trip in the United States, culminating in the 25th Anniversary show of Les Misérables at the O2 Arena. In 2011, James dealt with moving Mary Poppins to Sydney and later in the year, he co-directed the global arena tour of Batman which opened in Manchester and moved to Greater london and onward globally. Over the last 2 years, James has dealt with Les Misérables in Spain, the United States, Australia, and Japan. He recently returned from Toronto and this production of Les Misérables before he directed a production of Half a Sixpence at his old university at Mountview Drama School in London.

. Michele Lynch (Choreography) is delighted to belong of Dirty Dancing. She recently choreographed Little Miss Sunshine at Second Phase Theatre, as well as The Last 5 Years movie. Choreography Broadway credits consist of Everyday Rapture, The Coast of Utopia, Hairspray (assoc. choreo), The Full Monty (asst. choreo), and Urinetown (asst. choreo). She choreographed the nationwide trips of Little Home on the Prairie (likewise at Papermill Playhouse) and Happy Days the Musical (also at Goodspeed, getting a Connecticut Critics Circle Award for her work). Off-Broadway, she choreographed Everyday Rapture and We the Individuals (Joe A. Calloway Award election). Other film credits include Cheerful Noise (starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah) and Camp. For opera, her production of Showboat was seen at Chicago Lyric Opera, Washington National Opera, and Houston Grand Opera. Regional Theaters include Mark Taper Forum, Yale Repertory Theater, Riverside Theater, St. Louis MUNY, Capital Repertory Theater, Asolo Theater, Ford’s Theater, Stamford Center for the Arts, North Carolina Theater, and Starlight Theater. She likewise choreographed Dolly Parton’s Better Day World Trip.

. Kate Champ (Original Choreography) is the Artistic Director and founder of the Sydney-based dance theatre business, Force Majeure. She has also variously worked as a director/choreographer/performer for Sydney Theatre Company, DV8 Physical Theatre, Australian Dance Theatre, Opera Australia, Belvoir, Legs on the Wall, NIDA, and The English National Opera. In 1996, Kate was awarded the Robert Helpmann Scholarship for Choreographic Excellence, enabling her to produce her first solo work, Face Value, which was awarded an Environment-friendly Space and a MO Award. In 1997, she directed Under the Influence for Legs on the Wall, which premiered in Sydney and visited to the Edinburgh Fringe and Riverside Studios, London. In 2001, she developed a brand-new solo show About Face, and in 2002, directed Exact same, Exact same However Different for Force Majeure. Both these productions won Helpmann Awards. Kate choreographed the world premiere of the phase variation of Dirty Dancing, which opened in Sydney November 2004 and has consequently explored to Europe, UK, and USA. Given that 2005, Kate has actually directed Already Elsewhere, Tenebrae 1 and 11, The Age I’m In, Not In A Million Years, Never Did Me Any Damage (a co-production with Sydney Theatre Company), and Food (a co-production with Belvoir) for Force Majeure. In 2010, Kate choreographed the premier production of Opera Australia’s Bliss, which subsequently toured to the Edinburgh Celebration and Spring Awakening for Sydney Theatre Business. Kate was Associate Director of Opera Australia’s 2013 production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle.


. Amber Jacobsen worked for Jacobsen Home entertainment as the head of touring and executive manufacturer from 1997 to 2009 in Australia. She accountabled for the research study, procurement, and presentation of many concerts for artists, consisting of Elton John, Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, the Bee Gees, Shania Twain, Pearl Jam, and Usher, in addition to being executive producer for theatre and arena productions such as Popularity– The Musical, SHOUT!, The Man From Snowy River, and Long Way to the Top. Amber was the executive manufacturer for the first production of Dirty Dancing in Australia and has actually executive produced and subsequently produced all productions afterwards.

. NETworks Discussions LLC, established in 1995, has continued to grow and broaden to become one of the largest producing organizations of exploring Broadway musicals in North America and continues to be dedicated to delivering quality home entertainment to audiences worldwide. Its substantial and varied list of exploring productions consist of: Cameron Mackintosh’s The 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables and the magnificent brand-new production of The Phantom of the Opera; The National Theatre of Great Britain’s production of War Horse; Queen and Ben Elton’s We Will Rock You; Disney’s Appeal and the Beast; Blue Man Group nationwide trip; The Lincoln Center Theater productions of The Light in the Piazza; and Rodgers & & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, along with Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt and Deborah Gibson, Seussical, Annie, La Cage Aux Folles, Lease, The Producers, Hairspray, Spring Awakening, Sweeney Todd, Billy Elliot the Musical, Elf the Musical, Dirty Dancing and numerous others.

. Grove Home entertainment. Helmed by manufacturer Beth Williams, Grove Home entertainment is a production business devoted to establishing new work for phase and screen. Ms. Williams helped introduce Secret Brand name Home entertainment in the United States and was the COO, Head of Production and CEO– Theater Department for Broadway Across America for six years. Broadway productions consist of Pippin, Big wheel, Million Dollar Quartet, Hands on a Hardbody, How to Succeed in Company Without Truly Trying, Assures, Promises, Grey Gardens, The Producers– The New Mel Brooks Musical and the upcoming Tuck Everlasting, Bull Durham, and The Blonde Streak.

. Lionsgate is a leading worldwide entertainment business with a strong and diversified presence in movement photo production and distribution, tv programs and syndication, home entertainment, household entertainment, digital distribution, brand-new channel platforms, and global distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has 34 television shows on 22 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication companies, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the numerous Emmy Acclaimed Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, the network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, and the critically-acclaimed series Orange is the New Black. Its feature movie business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster initially two installations of The Appetite Games franchise, The Hunger Games, and The Appetite Games: Apprehending Fire, the first installation of the Divergent franchise, Now You See Me, Kevin Hart: Let Me Discuss, Warm Bodies, The Expendables 2, The Belongings, Sinister, Roadside Attractions’ Mud, and Pantelion Movies’ breakout hit, Directions Not Consisted of, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever launched in the united state Lionsgate’s house entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD income conversion rate. Lionsgate deals with a prominent and respected library of approximately 15,000 movie and tv titles that is a crucial source of recurring earnings and functions as the structure for the growth of the company’s core companies. The Lionsgate and Summit brands stay associated with initial, bold, quality entertainment in markets around the world. http://www.lionsgate.com!.?.! . Magic Hour Productions was established by Eleanor Bergstein in 1994 to establish and produce works by herself and others for print, movie, and stage. Magic Hour Productions has been associated with the advancement and production of the stage musical of Dirty Dancing since its inception, including the very first staged workshop in New york city in 2001. Presently, Magic Hour Productions is working to bring Dirty Dancing to brand-new areas around the globe, consisting of Greece and Japan. In addition to Dirty Dancing, Magic Hour Productions is establishing a new musical by Ms. Bergstein set in the late 1960s London, a movie to be shot in Rome, and a charming comedy film to be shot in Slovenia. Magic Hour’s group consists of Tomoko Minami who has worked with Ms. Bergstein given that 2001, and Robin Nahas. The company is based in New york city City. . To learn more, kindly visit http://us.dirtydancingontour.com/. . . . . .

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