All-Star Cast Headlines a New Adaptation of the Pop Cultural Phenomenom "Dirty Dancing"

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21 May 2017
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Dirty Dancing
Photo: ABC/Guy D’Alema
"Dirty Dancing"
Premieres Wednesday, May 24 from 8 to 11 PM ET/PT on ABC
 
          The three-hour filmed musical event showcases a fresh viewpoint of the beloved romantic story with additional musical numbers. Abigail Breslin, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Tony Roberts, Katey Sagal and Billy Dee Williams, along with rising stars Colt Prattes and J. Quinton Johnson, headline the stellar cast in a new adaptation of the global pop-cultural phenomenon. “Dirty Dancing” features the story from the iconic 1987 movis, diving deeper into the characters, showcasing their progression and tackling social themes like race, women’s rights and the socio-economic division in the country at that time.
 

          Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle, and nothing is ever the same for anyone in the Houseman family. Modernized, updated versions of the memorable, favorite songs from the original film, including “Time of My Life,” “Love Man,” “Do You Love Me,” “Hungry Eyes,” “She’s Like the Wind,” teamed with well-known songs that are new to “Dirty Dancing,” such as “Fever” and “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” are weaved into the storytelling and performed by the talented and versatile cast.
 
Dirty Dancing
Photo: ABC/Guy D’Alema
 
          Viewers will discover what happens to Baby and Johnny after that summer and more about the supporting characters from the original film. This fresh reimagining explores the relationship between Jake and Marjorie Houseman, Lisa’s goals in life and uncovers a fully realized character in Neil, with plenty of surprises in store.
 

 
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