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“Liberty High School graduate on tour with 'Dirty Dancing’”

Liberty Tribune, 12/10/2016

Liberty High School 2006 graduate Devan Watring returned to Kansas City this week to perform in the national tour of “Dirty Dancing!” The show is at the Music Hall through Sunday, Dec. 13. Watring joined the tour at the end of June, and her first show was in Las Vegas. “The crowds were awesome there,” she said, “just super fun.”

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“It’ll be the ‘Time of Your Life’ and then some”

Omaha World-Herald, 11/12/2015

Fans will find a lot of new material in the stage musical based on “Dirty Dancing,” the iconic 1987 film about one family’s summer at a Catskills resort in 1963. Don’t worry, nobody will put Baby back in the corner. But Eleanor Bergstein, creator of both the live show and the movie, said the musical has new scenes, new dialogue and more music and dance.

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“You'll Have the Time of Your Life”

London Free Press, 11/01/2015

Alana Randall wasn’t even born when Dirty Dancing became a box office hit. But the 20-something Toronto native will be on stage at London’s Budweiser Gardens Tuesday for the opening of an eight-show run that ends Sunday.

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“Former University of Michigan Student Makes Quick Ascendance in the World of Musical Theater in the Cast Of 'Dirty Dancing'”

Huffington Post Detroit, 10/16/2015

Growing up in the 1980s, we all feel a bit of nostalgia from seeing Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey star in one of the most epic love stories of the decade, Dirty Dancing. It's a timeless tale and has since been re-invented on the stage to become a worldwide phenomenon for a whole new generation.

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“Behind the Scenes of 'Dirty Dancing' with Margot White”

Louisville.com, 10/09/2015

Nobody puts Baby in a corner. Especially not in Louisville, a city flourishing with electric theatre. Actress Margot White, who plays Baby’s mother, Marjorie Houseman, was gracious enough to give Louisville.com a sneak peak into the inner workings of this thrilling production.

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“Get a sneak peek at 'Dirty Dancing'”

WITI Milwaukee, 10/07/2015

Heart pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. 'Dirty Dancing' is now in Milwaukee. Christopher Tierney, who plays Johnny, and Gillian Abbot, who plays baby, joins Real Milwaukee to tell us all about the show.

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“'Dirty Dancing' film extra learns to dirty dance again from ensemble member”

Greenville News, 10/01/2015

'Dirty Dancing' ensemble member Joshua Keith gave a dance lesson to Peace Center visitors at the Gunter Theatre on Thursday. The show runs through Sunday at the Peace Center.

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“'Dirty Dancing' keeps fans coming back for more”

The Tennessean, 09/13/2015

“Dirty Dancing” may well be one of the most iconic films of the 1980s — a low-budget, independent affair that went on to become a massive box office success, with passion, romance, a chart-topping soundtrack and star-making performances from Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.

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“10 things we learned from the creator of 'Dirty Dancing'”

Des Moines Register, 09/16/2015

Eleanor Bergstein has had the time of her life, and she owes it all to "Dirty Dancing." Or at least a big part of it. She was the writer, after all, who cobbled together memories of her summer vacations in the Catskills into one of the most iconic movies of the 1980s.

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“Summer love sings again as ‘Dirty Dancing’ comes to Chicago”

Chicago Sun-Times / Splash, 08/16/2015

There’s nothing like a summer fling — and for all the excitement of a seasonal hook-up, there’s the (sometimes) strings-free satisfaction that it will end once your vacation does.

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“Creator allows fans into the world of ‘Dirty Dancing'”

Las Vegas Review-Journal, 07/10/2015

Nobody puts Baby in the corner. Except “Dirty Dancing” creator Eleanor Bergstein, who for decades resisted entreaties to bring the beloved 1987 movie to the stage.

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“Dirty Dancing steps into Clowes Hall”

WISH-TV Indianapolis, 06/10/2015

“Nobody puts Amber in a corner!” At least that’s what Tracy says about this morning’s “Dirty Dancing” segment on Indy Style!

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“Onstage, stars of ‘Dirty Dancing’ rely on body language”

Boston Globe, 05/25/2015

Dance provides the catalyst for the love story that drives “Dirty Dancing,” the popular 1987 movie turned musical. So it’s appropriate that the two leading actors in the Broadway in Boston touring production, which arrives at the Colonial Theatre Tuesday, are both accomplished ballet dancers.

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“Baby and Johnny still having time of their lives”

Baltimore Sun, 05/19/2015

It was supposed to be a flop. For that matter, the odds were against it being made in the first place. But "Dirty Dancing," with its paltry budget of about $5 million and shortage of proven stars, went on to become a hit when released to movie theaters in 1987, eventually taking in around $214 million worldwide.

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“Classic '80s film 'Dirty Dancing' coming to Benedum Center Stage”

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 04/01/2015

Samuel Pergande owes Patrick Swayze a debt of gratitude. Growing up in Milwaukee, his enthusiasm for singing opera and taking ballet lessons made some of his high-school friends uncomfortable, he says.

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“Eleanor Bergstein wants you to have the time of your life”

The Plain Dealer, 02/28/2015

Let's get one thing straight. Eleanor Bergstein is not Baby. Yes, it's true that the woman who created the 1980s pop-culture phenomenon "Dirty Dancing" was herself a champion dirty dancer. She has the trophies "that will turn your hands green" to prove it. Her family also vacationed in New York's Catskill Mountains, as Frances "Baby" Houseman's did.

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“Be My Baby! Gillian Abbott Joins the National Tour of Dirty Dancing”

Broadway.com, 03/03/2015

You're going to love her! Newcomer Gillian Abbott assumes the role of Frances “Baby” Houseman in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story On Stage.

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“Dirty Dancing Tour Will Welcome New "Baby"”

Theater Mania, 03/03/2015

Gillian Abbott has been cast in the iconic role of Frances "Baby" Houseman in the North American tour of the musical Dirty Dancing. Abbott joins the production tonight as it begins performances at the Connor Palace at Playhouse Square Center in Cleveland, where it will continue through March 22.

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“'Dirty Dancing' musical at ASU Gammage”

The Arizona Republic, 02/18/2015

Eleanor Bergstein, the writer of "Dirty Dancing," is well aware that some might think a stage musical based on her hit movie to be utterly superfluous. She used to be one of them.

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“Getting To Know Doug Carpenter”

Stage Scene LA, 01/29/2015

Southern California audiences know Doug Carpenter from the many roles he played on our coast freshly arrived from the University Of Nevada, Las Vegas, but the tall handsome leading man has called New York his home for the past several years.

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“‘Dirty Dancing’ tour visits Seattle’s Paramount”

The Seattle Times, 01/16/2015

The stage version of ”Dirty Dancing” is busting out at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre in January, 2015. “No one puts baby in a corner!”

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“5 Reasons to Get Excited About Dirty Dancing”

Go Local PDX, 01/12/2015

Get excited for the stage version 1987 hit film Dirty Dancing, coming to the Keller Auditorium stage January 13 to January 18...

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“Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage Comes to Sacramento”

Fox 40 Sacramento, 12/30/2014

Paul Robins and Bethany Crouch sit down with two performers from Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage...

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“The Time of Her Life! Eleanor Bergstein Celebrates the Opening of Dirty Dancing in New Orleans”

Broadway.com, 12/17/2014

Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story on Stage has officially landed in The Big Easy, and we don't think anybody's more excited than Eleanor Bergstein! Bergstein, who wrote the original film and the stage show, attended the opening night performance, made an appearance on stage at the show's curtain call and accepted flowers from the cast...

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“‘Dirty Dancing’ opening at Straz Center”

Tampa Tribune, 11/26/2014

Continuing the trend of turning popular movies from the past into stage musicals, “Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage,” opens at the Straz Center on Tuesday. Based on the 1987 romantic coming-of-age film, this touring production faithfully recreates the cult favorite about a shy, wall-flower teen who falls for a handsome dance instructor at a resort in the Catskills during the summer of 1963...

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“Dirty Dancing musical aims to give audiences time of their lives again”

Atlanta Journal Constitution, 11/21/2014

More than a quarter of a century ago (27 years), Johnny Castle barked that “nobody puts Baby in a corner!” – and a film phenomenon was born. “Dirty Dancing,” the romantic musical/coming-of-age story set in the Catskills, turned Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey into icons of their day, while the film’s 1960s setting ensured that music from The Ronettes, The Four Seasons and the Drifters earned its own second act...

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“Dirty Dancing on Its Way to Houston in Short Run ”

Houston Press, 11/06/2014

Jenny Winton grew up dancing ballet, including time with the San Francisco Ballet and five years with the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago when a casting agent trying to fill roles in the stage version of Dirty Dancing gave her a call...

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“PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: On the Road With Sam Edgerly and the Cast of Dirty Dancing”

Playbill.com, 11/03/2014

The North American tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, starring Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller as Johnny Castle and Frances "Baby" Houseman, respectively, launched Sept. 2 in Washington D.C. Cast member Sam Edgerly shares exclusive photos from backstage and on the road...

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“DIRTY DANCING Follows Path to Memory Lane”

St. Louis Post Dispatch, 10/21/2014

It was a big dress sale, so the store was crowded with shoppers. “Every woman had her hand on a hanger,” recalls writer Eleanor Bergstein, who was one of them. Then the piped-in music changed, and suddenly the shoppers were transfixed by the voice of Roberta Flack, recalling the first time she saw somebody’s face...

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““Broadway Balances America" – DIRTY DANCING”

Broadway.com, 09/09/2014

It's time to have the time of your life! Broadway Balances America, the special six-part series airing on Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act, returned on September 9 with a behind-the-scenes look at the national tour of Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story on Stage. Correspondent Olga Villaverd is in the rehearsal room with star Samuel Pergande (Johnny Castle) and associate choreographer David Scotchford to learn the iconic dance lift from the show's heartstopping finale, and writer Eleanor Bergstein tells fans what they can expect from this production.

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“‘Dirty Dancing’ from movie to stage”

The Herald-Sun, 09/11/2014

DURHAM — “Dirty Dancing” is a summer movie that has lived way beyond its 1987 release, becoming entrenched in pop culture for its love story, songs, dancing and setting. It was filmed at Lake Lure, North Carolina, and at Mountain Lake in Giles County, Virginia – both mountain settings filling in for the fictitious Kellerman’s resort in upstate New York. It’s the story of Baby, the teenage girl played in the film by Jennifer Grey, who falls in love with the dance instructor Johnny, played by Patrick Swayze in the film.

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“FIRST LOOK: Dirty Dancing's North American Tour Stops in Washington, D.C.”

Theatermania, 09/02/2014

Dirty Dancing is now in performances at Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre — the official launch of its North American tour. In this new live theater adaptation now making its way across the continent, Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller star as Johnny Castle and Frances "Baby" Houseman, two roles made famous by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the 1987 film. Get a first look at the sexy pair in action as they twist and shout from the screen to the stage.

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“PHOTO CALL: "The Time of My Life!" A Sneak Peek at the Steamy National Tour of Dirty Dancing”

Playbill.com, 07/31/2014

Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller will star as Johnny Castle and Frances "Baby" Houseman, respectively, in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage. Performances begin Aug. 26, prior to an official opening Sept. 2, at The National Theatre in Washington D.C.

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“"Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner!" Dirty Dancing Tour Casts Its Leads”

Playbill.com, 07/22/2014

Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller will star as Johnny Castle and Frances "Baby" Houseman, respectively, in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage. Performances begin Aug. 26, prior to an official opening Sept. 2, at The National Theatre in Washington D.C.

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“Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller Set to Lead DIRTY DANCING National Tour; Launches from D.C. in August”

Broadway World, 07/22/2014

Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller will star as Johnny Castle and Frances "Baby" Houseman in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage. The stage musical of the worldwide smash-hit film begins performances August 26 in Washington, D.C. prior to a September 2 opening night at the National Theatre, 10 years after the original stage production received its world premiere in Sydney, Australia.

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“Hey Baby! Samuel Pergande & Jillian Mueller Will Star in the National Tour of Dirty Dancing”

Broadway.com, 07/22/2014

You're going to love them! Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller have been cast as Johnny Castle and Frances “Baby” Houseman, respectively, in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story on Stage. The stage musical of the worldwide smash-hit film is set to begin performances August 26 in Washington, D.C. before continuing to cities across the country.

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“Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage Will Launch New North American Tour in August; Itinerary Announced”

Playbill.com, 04/21/2014

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage will launch a new multi-city North American tour Aug. 26-Sept. 14 at The National Theatre in Washington D.C. The staged musical of the hit film will play over 30 markets in North America, including Minneapolis, Atlanta, Houston, New Orleans, Seattle, Costa Mesa and more.

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“DIRTY DANCING to Launch 2014-15 National Tour in Washington D.C. this August; First Dates Announced!”

BroadwayWorld.com, 04/21/2014

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will launch a multi-city North American tour at The National Theatre in Washington D.C., August 26 - September 14.

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“Next Season Preview: National Theatre”

The Washington Post, 04/21/2014

The revivified National Theatre rolls out its 2014-15 season in our 11th installment of looking ahead at D.C.’s theater offerings.

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“National Theatre to Bring 'Newsies,' 'Pippin' ”

NBC Washington, 04/21/2014

The National Theatre is planning four Washington premieres for its 2014-2015 season of Broadway shows.

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“National Theatre to Bring ‘Newsies,’ ‘Pippin’”

CBS Washington, 04/21/2014

The National Theatre is planning four Washington premieres for its 2014-2015 season of Broadway shows.

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