The stage adaptation of “Flashdance,” the 1983 hit movie about a working-class Pittsburgh girl with dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer is bound for Broadway in August 2013.
Sergio Trujillo, the choreographer of “Jersey Boys,” ”The Addams Family” and “Memphis,” will direct and choreograph “Flashdance — The Musical.”
It features a book by Robert Cary and original screenplay co-writer Tom Hedley, music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Cary and Roth.
Producers say it has been “substantially rewritten and completely restaged” following its short-lived debut in London in 2010. A separate company will begin a national tour in January 2013 in Pittsburgh.