'Flashdance' stage musical to opening in London's West End
UPI News Service, 10/08/2010
A stage musical based on the iconic 1980s film "Flashdance" is to open next week in London's West End, one of the show's producers said.
New York real estate mogul and Broadway producer Elie Hirschfeld, who is an investor in "Flashdance -- The Musical," said the production is to open Thursday at The Shaftesbury Theatre.
Actor and actress Matt Willis and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt adapted Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas' screenplay for the stage.
"I was captured by the film version of 'Flashdance,' and I am excited to see the piece brought to life on a London stage,specifically on the West End -- the equivalent to New York's Broadway. It's precise choreography meets award-winning scoring on top of a heartwarming storyline," Hirschfeld said in a statement Friday.