Broadway World, 05/12/2016
Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will launch the third year of its North American tour at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN, September 13 - 18. Following two successful years on the road with many sold out engagements, the stage adaptation of the worldwide smash-hit film will continue on to play over 30 markets in North America.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!”
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
“Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage Will Launch New North American Tour in August; Itinerary Announced”
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.
“DIRTY DANCING to Launch 2014-15 National Tour in Washington D.C. this August; First Dates Announced!”
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.
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.
NBC Washington, 04/21/2014
The National Theatre is planning four Washington premieres for its 2014-2015 season of Broadway shows.