Dirty Dancing, a three-hour filmed musical event based on the hit 1987 film, will make its debut on ABC May 24 at 8 PM ET. Hamilton's Andy Blankenbuehler choreographs the remake which is directed by Wayne Blair.
The cast features Abigail Breslin as Baby, Debra Messing as Marjorie Houseman, Bruce Greenwood as Dr. Jake Houseman, Nicole Scherzinger as Penny, Colt Prattes as Johnny, Sarah Hyland as Lisa Houseman, Tony Roberts as Max Kellerman, Trevor Einhorn as Neil, Shane Harper as Robbie Gould, J. Quinton Johnson as Marco, Beau “Casper” Smart as Billy, Katey Sagal as Vivian Pressman, and Billy Dee Williams as Tito.
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The 1987 film was directed by Emile Ardolino based on a screenplay by Eleanor Bergstein. The cast was headed by Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, and Jerry Orbach. The motion picture won an Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song for “(I've Had) The Time of My Life.”