Cheyenne Jackson Replaces Sean Hayes in Film Adaptation of Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

By Andrew Gans
and Michael Gioia
March 12, 2013

Cheyenne Jackson, most recently seen on Broadway in The Performers, has replaced Tony Award nominee Sean Hayes in the lead role of the independent film "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks," according to Deadline.com.



The film, based on Richard Alfieri's play of the same name, will be directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman from a screenplay by Alfieri.

Jackson will play Michael Minetti opposite Gena Rowlands (Middle of the Night) as Lily Harrison. In the film, Harrison, a Florida widow, hires a New York dance instructor (Jackson) for six weeks, and despite differences, the two discover they have more in common than they thought, and a friendship blossoms.

The work opened on Broadway in October 2003 at the Belasco Theatre and starred Polly Bergen and Mark Hamill.

Andras Somkuti will produce the film with Marc Platt and Jerry Offsay as executive producers.