Filmed the Asheville area of North Carolina, ABC’s upcoming TV musical remake of Dirty Dancing officially has a premiere date set for this May.
The new three-hour Dirty Dancing musical event will air on the ABC television network on Wednesday, May 24 at 8pm.
The original Dirty Dancing was filmed in Lake Lure, North Carolina and released in 1987, starring Jennifer Grey in the role of “Baby” and the late Patrick Swayze.
In the new film, Abigail Breslin (pictured below; Scream Queens, The Final Girl) takes over Grey’s role, with Colt Prattes dancing into the part of Swayze’s Johnny Castle.
The all star cast also includes Debra Messing as Baby’s mother Marjorie Houseman, Nicole Scherzinger (Pussycat Dolls) as Penny, Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) as Baby’s sister Lisa, Billy Dee Williams (The Empire Strikes Back) as Tito, Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy) as Vivian Pressman, and Bruce Greenwood (The People v. O.J. Simpson) as Baby’s father Dr. Jake Houseman.
From ABC’s official synopsis: Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances ’Baby’ Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle, and nothing is ever the same for anyone in the Houseman family. Not only are the memorable songs from the original movie included, but there are additional songs from the era that will be featured, showcasing double the number of musical performances by the stellar cast.