|Flashdance The Musical
Flashdance The Musical is a stage adaptation of the 1983 musical film Flashdance. The show had its world premiere in July 2008 at the Theatre Royal Plymouth,followed by a United Kingdom tour through May 2009 and a 16-week London West End run at the Shaftesbury Theatre through January 2011.The UK musical was produced by David Ian, directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips, with a book by Tom Hadly & Robert Cary, music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robbie Roth and Robert Cary. Flashdance the Musical will transfer to Broadway in August 2013.
Based on the Paramount Pictures film (Screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley) the UK production described itself as “an unmistakably unique musical about holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds”. The show includes hits “Maniac”, “Manhunt”, “Gloria”, the award-winning title track “Flashdance – What a Feeling”.
Set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the show revolves around 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, and her dreams of attending the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy