“Flashdance” the Musical

What a feeling! Have you heard that Flashdance, perhaps my favorite of the ’80s dance movies (I mean, come on—it single-handedly inspired the off-the-shoulder sweatshirt look), might be heading to Broadway? Nothing Great White Way-related is confirmed yet, but the pre-Broadway run will begin in Toronto on July 31.

No word on who’ll play welder-by-day, dancer-by-night, wannabe-ballerina Alex Owens. But Sergio Trujillo (of Memphis and Guys and Dolls fame) is set to choreograph, and I’m guessing his takes on the movie’s iconic dance sequences will be the highlight of the show. Let’s just hope whoever ends up starring in the musical doesn’t need a dance double!

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