Dirty Dancing
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Based on Dirty Dancing
by Eleanor Bergstein
Written by Jessica Sharzer
Directed by Wayne Blair
Music by Adam Anders
Peer Astrom
Country of origin United States
Executive producer(s) Jessica Sharzer
Producer(s) Adam Anders
Judy Cairo
Running time 180 minutes
Production company(s) Allison Shearmur Productions
Lionsgate Television
Original network ABC
Original release May 24, 2017 (2017-05-24)

Dirty Dancing is an upcoming musical television film adaptation of the 1987 film of the same name that will premiere on ABC on May 24, 2017.[1][2]



In August 2011, Lionsgate announced their plan to remake the film. It was confirmed that the studio had hired the film's choreographer, Kenny Ortega, to direct. "We believe that the timing couldn't be better to modernize this story on the big screen, and we are proud to have Kenny Ortega at the helm," Joe Drake, president of Lionsgate's Motion Picture Group, explained about the project. A miniseries version of "Dirty Dancing" had been scheduled to be shot in Western North Carolina.[3] As of July 29, 2015, the miniseries had been put on hold.[4]

In December 2015, ABC ordered a three-hour musical remake of Dirty Dancing with Australian director Wayne Blair at the helm[5] and starring Abigail Breslin, Colt Prattes, Debra Messing, Sarah Hyland, Nicole Scherzinger, Billy Dee Williams & Shane Harper.[6][7]

The film will be choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler and Luis Salgado.[8]


The film is set in the early 1960s and centers on Baby, an innocent young woman who vacations with her affluent parents at a Catskill Mountains resort and gets swept off her feet by Johnny, a handsome, working-class dance instructor.



Filming was based in Hendersonville. Most of the filming locations were across western North Carolina including Asheville, Cashiers and Saluda, with filming taking place in April and May 2016.[20][21] People living in the Hendersonville area will serve as crew members, extras and dancers, and they are invited to provide cars from the 1960s. Much of the filming will take place at High Hampton Inn in Cashiers.[22] It will create an estimated 1,225 jobs, including 900 extras, 30 cast members and 225 crew positions to support the project.[23]


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