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Dirty Dancing, The Classic Story On Stage broke records in Germany and the UK for having the highest advance ticket sales in history.
Before it even opened in London, the show had sold out for the first six months of its run.
Dirty Dancing, The Classic Story On Stage was first performed at the Theatre Royal, Sydney, Australia on 18 November 2004. Following this, the production went on a national tour of Australia and New Zealand, visiting Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland. In total, the show had a sell-out season of 18 months throughout Australia and New Zealand.
A new production opened at the Theater Neue Flora in Hamburg, Germany in March 2006 where it broke records for achieving the HIGHEST ADVANCE IN EUROPEAN HISTORY. The production continues to play to sold-out houses and recently sold its 1 MILLIONTH TICKET.
The show has gone on to perform across the world in Toronto, Canada; Utrecht, Holland; a North American Tour including Chicago, Boston and LA. More recently the show opened in Berlin, Germany, in April 2009 and closed on the 14th November 2010, making it the longest run in the history of the Potzdammer Platz theatre.
Famous fans of the show include Sir Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Rolf Harris, Emma Forbes, Coleen Mclaughlin, Naomi Campbell, Footballer Alan Shearer, Graham Norton, Joanna Lumley, Erin O'Connor, Nigella Lawson, Peaches Geldof and Niall Quinn.
Dirty Dancing is also the longest running show in the history of the Aldwych Theatre, London!
Kellerman's Mountain House in the film was actually shot in two states - Virginia and North Carolina. The filmmaker carried fences by truck from one state to another to make the location appear continuous.
Both 'Time of my Life' and 'Hungry Eyes' written by Frankie Previte, John DeNicola, Donald Markowitz were number one records in 1987.
When auditioning actors for the original film, the film-makers and choreographer began with all the auditionees having to dance to Dirty Dancing music.
At the start of Jennifer Grey's dance preparation for the film, the filmmakers video taped her early mambo lessons so that after she had learned the routines, she could refer to them and recreate her original mistakes. The actress playing Baby in Dirty Dancing, The Classic Story On Stage repeated this process.
The writer of the film makes a cameo appearance in the movie playing a guest who dances with Johnny Castle.
Eleanor Bergstein picked the music for the original film from her record collection before she even started writing the script. She made a cassette entitled EB's Dirty Dancing which she sent to movie execs to sell the film. Every major studio turned her down. At the time of publishing the original soundtrack has sold over 44 million copies and still counting!