Johnny's Gonna Mambo! Christopher Tierney Joins Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story On Stage

News 08/19/15

It's time to feast those "hungry eyes" on a new mambo man! Stage favorite Christopher Tierney (Movin' Out tour, Broadway's Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark) assumes the role of Johnny Castle in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story On Stage. Tierney joins Gillian Abbott as Frances “Baby” Houseman in the production as it begins performances in Chicago. This marks the launch of the second year of the successful national tour which will go on to play more cities across the country and Canada this season.

In addition to Abbott and Tierney, the cast of Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story On Stage features Doug Carpenter as Billy Kostecki, Jerome Harmann-Hardeman as Tito Suarez, Ryan Jesse as Neil Kellerman, Margot White as Marjorie Houseman, Gary Lynch as Max Kellerman, Scott McCreary as Robbie Gould, Herman Petras as Mr. Schumacher, Alex Scolari as Lisa Houseman, Mark Elliot Wilson as Dr. Jake Houseman and Jenny Winton as Penny Johnson.

Based on the 1987 film of the same name, Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story On Stage features a book by Eleanor Bergstein, who also penned the screenplay for the film. The production will be directed by James Powell with choreography by Michele Lynch, based on the original choreography by Kate Champion. With unforgettable songs like "Hungry Eyes," the Academy Award-winning "(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life," and classics like "Do You Love Me?," Dirty Dancing is a pop culture icon.

It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Mesmerized by the racy dance moves and pounding rhythms she discovers in the resort’s staff quarters, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle, the resort’s sexy dance instructor. Passions ignite and Baby’s life changes forever when she is thrown in to the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady, both on-stage and off.

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