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'Flashdance' coming to Broadway in 2013

By Erin Strecker, EW.com
updated 4:21 PM EDT, Tue September 4, 2012
The 1983 movie
The 1983 movie "Flashdance," which starred Jennifer Beals, is coming to Broadway in 2013.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A musical based on the 1983 movie "Flashdance" is headed for Broadway
  • It'll arrive in August 2013
  • The show will include iconic songs from the film such as "Flashdance -- What a Feeling"

(EW.com) -- Hear the music, close your eyes, feel the rhythm — "Flashdance" is Broadway-bound.

"Flashdance --The Musical," based on the iconic 1983 movie, is coming to the Great White Way in August 2013, producers confirmed Tuesday.

This is in addition to the already-announced national tour that will kick off in January in Pittsburgh (of course).

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The show was first mounted in the U.K. in 2008 and 2010, but the Broadway version will be completely re-written and re-staged for the move stateside, producers said.

"Flashdance --The Musical" features a book by Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay with Joe Eszterhas) and Robert Cary, with music by Robbie Roth, lyrics by Cary and Roth, and direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo ("Jersey Boys," "Memphis").

Fellow maniacs, never fear: The show will include iconic songs from the film such as "Flashdance -- What a Feeling," "Maniac," "Gloria," "Manhunt" and "I Love Rock & Roll," as well as 16 new songs for the production.

"We are thrilled to be bringing "Flashdance" to Broadway," producer Marc Routh said in a press release.

"The new work we've already seen Sergio create in the studio is downright brilliant. He's come up with new ways of storytelling through dance that bring you immediately to the heart of this iconic story of a girl with a dream in a way I've never seen," Routh went on. "And we all remember where we were when we first heard these hit songs, they bring you back to a place in time. ... We can't wait for audiences to embrace this new musical across the country on tour and then in the separate flagship production on Broadway."

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