But the West End stage is another thing altogether:
Classic 1980s romance DIRTY DANCING is being turned into a stage musical to hit London's West End this October. The show will follow the path of movies-turned-musicals BILLY ELLIOT and THE PRODUCERS, after a successful run in Australia's theatre district.
This is great news.
Not because of the wonderful dialogue that will finally get a chance to soar as sing-a-long-a-lyrics:
I'm gonna do my kind of dancin' with a great partner, who's not only a terrific dancer; somebody who's taught me that there are people willing to stand up for other people no matter what it costs them; somebody who's taught me about the kind of person I wanna be...
Not because Producer Kevin Jacobsen says "It's the perfect date musical. It's a really good story and as well as the dirty sexual dancing, there's Latin, tango, mambo and ballroom."
And not even because of all those great great songs that were already in the movie...
No, this is fantastic news because if it is a success then there's no reason NOT to recreate the greatest Patrick Swayze movie as an all-singing, all-dancing, all-freedom-fighting extravaganza. That's right folks, the campaign for Red Dawn: The Musical starts here.