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Flashdance Mentor Jo Ann Cunningham Talks About Inspiring People in Real Life

The new musical Flashdance tells the story of Alex, a young Pittsburgh woman who dreams of breaking out of her working-class life as a welder and becoming a trained ballerina. Jo Ann Cunningham plays Hannah, the mentor who encourages Alex to pursue her passion and enroll at a prestigious dance school. Cunningham sat down to talk about her catalytic character ...

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She’s a Maniac! Flashdance National Tour Begins Performances in Tempe

Tempe gets transported back to the 80s as the national tour of Flashdance begins performances on April 30. The musical, based on the 1983 movie, will play the ASU Gammage through May 5.

Flashdance tells the story of Alex Owens, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh striving to make her dreams of becoming a professional dancer a reality. She works by ...

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Matthew Henerson on Getting ‘Tired Just Watching' His Fantastic Flashdance Co-Stars

In Flashdance, Alex Owens dreams of getting out of the Pittsburgh dive bar where she works as a dancer and training to become a professional ballerina. The owner of the bar, Harry, played by Matthew Henerson, is trying to stay afloat while the seedy strip joint next door attempts to steal away business. Here, Henerson talks about playing a working-class ...

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DeQuina Moore on the Fun of Playing ‘Over-the-Top Sassafras’ as Kiki in Flashdance on Tour

In the new musical adaptation of the 1983 movie Flashdance, Alex Owens is supported by her close group of girlfriends as they work as dancers at a Pittsburgh dive bar. DeQuina Moore plays Kiki, the feistiest member of the group, who is hungry for stardom and sings one of the shows wildest numbers, “Manhunt.” Watch the video below to ...

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David R. Gordon Feels Kinship with Playing Relentless Wise Guy Jimmy in Flashdance on Tour

In the new musical, Flashdance, Alex Owens is a dancer at a small Pittsburgh bar with big ballet dreams. While Alex’s journey is the focus of the story, she isn’t the only character pursuing her ambitions. Alex’s friend Jimmy, played by David R. Gordon, is a relentless jokester who tries his hand at stand-up in New York. Watch the video ...

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They’ve Got Her Number! Kelly Felthous Plays 'Dramatic Dreamer' Gloria in Flashdance on Tour

In the new musical Flashdance, Alex Owens is supported by her tightknit group of girlfriends as they work as dancers at a Pittsburgh dive bar. Kelly Felthous plays Gloria, Alex’s bubbly best friend, who travels down a different road than the strong-willed Alex. Felthous, who says she is “a bit lost at times,” like her character, describes what it’s ...

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Matthew Hydzik on Playing Rich and Wooing the Girl on Tour in Flashdance

In the new musical Flashdance, Matthew Hydzik plays Nick Hurley a dashing and supportive steel mill heir who helps Alex Owens (Emily Padgett) achieve her dream of training as a ballet dancer. Watch the video below to see Hydzik (West Side Story, Grease) talk about playing the “equivalent of a Rockefeller” in the show, growing up in the story’s Pittsburgh ...

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Jillian Mueller and Katie Webber Will ‘Put It On’ in Flashdance Tour

There is a new pair of maniacs in town! Jillian Mueller will replace original star Emily Padgett in the national tour of Flashdance as the show’s heroine, Alex. Katie Webber will take on the role of Tess, replacing Rachelle Rak. The two actresses will join the cast on April 23 when the musical begins performances at Portland’s Keller Auditorium.

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Get a Flashy Video First Look at the National Tour of Flashdance in Motion

The 1983 movie Flashdance has been reworked into a new musical, currently zipping across the country in a national tour. Sergio Trujillo directs and choreographs this inspirational story about Alex Owens, a young woman working in a Pittsburgh steel mill by day and as an exotic dancer by night, who dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer. When Alex (Emily ...

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The National Tour of Flashdance Electrifies Pittsburgh on Opening Night

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It was a homecoming on many levels when the national tour of Flashdance celebrated its opening night at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall on January 3. Not only did it mark a return to theatrical roots for Pittsburgh natives Rachelle Rak and Matthew Hydzik, who star as Tess and Nick, respectively; the story itself takes place in Steel City. Based on the ...

Get a Soaking Wet First Look at the National Tour of Flashdance

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It’s time to live the magic of the '80s all over again as Flashdance makes its way to the stage in a brand new national tour. The musical version of the popular 1983 film premiered in Pittsburgh (where the story is set) on January 3 and is off on a 19-city tour before making its way to Broadway in August ...

Flashdance National Tour Star Rachelle Rak to Bring Fans Behind the Scenes with New Broadway.com Video Blog

Broadway hoofer Rachelle Rak is rocking out in the national tour of the new musical Flashdance as Tess, the sassy best friend to aspiring dancer Alex Owens, and audiences are about to get a taste of Rak's life on the road. Broadway.com is teaming up with the actress for an exclusive backstage look at the show with the new ...

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Flashdance’s Iconic Chair Dance Moment Comes to Life On Stage

As the national tour of Flashdance readies to make its official opening in Pittsburgh on January 3, Broadway.com is bringing you a sneak peak at the show. In this Hot Shot, heroin Alex Owens (played by Emily Padgett) performs the famous chair dance move that's now an iconic image from the original 1983 film. There’s even a bonus shot ...

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Casting Complete for Flashdance Tour, Starring Emily Padgett & Matthew Hydzik

Full casting has been announced for the national tour of Flashdance, which will launch on January 1, 2013 at the Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, the city where the musical takes place. In addition to previously announced stars Emily Padgett, Rachelle Rak and Matthew Hydzik, the cast will also feature Kelly Felthous as Gloria, DeQuina Moore as Kiki, Jo Ann Cunningham as ...

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Flashdance Stars Emily Padgett, Rachelle Rak and Matthew Hydzik Give a Sneak Peek at Their Awesome '80s Moves

The stars of the national tour of Flashdance show off their fiercest '80s dance moves and talk about bringing the iconic movie to the stage. Get the scoop on this hot new musical.

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Flashdance Stars Emily Padgett, Matthew Hydzik and Rachelle Rak Perform and Meet the Press in Pittsburgh

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Flashdance, the '80s flick that inspired a generation of dancers and drawers full of off-the-shoulder tops, is coming to the stage in a Broadway national tour. Director and choreographer Sergio Trujillo announced the musical’s stars in—where else?—Pittsburgh, where the story takes place. Emily Padgett (Rock of Ages) will take the lead as welder (by day) and aspiring dancer (by ...

What a Feeling! Emily Padgett and Matthew Hydzik to Headline National Tour of Flashdance

Break out your leg warmers! Emily Padgett and Matthew Hydzik will star in the national tour of Flashdance. The tour will launch on January 1, 2013 at the Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, the city where the musical takes place. Based on the 1983 movie, the production will run through January 6 before heading to St. Louis, New Orleans, Nashville, Seattle ...

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Tickets Now on Sale for the National Tour of Flashdance in Tempe

It’s time to get those feet moving. Tickets are now on sale for the national tour of Flashdance in Tempe. The musical, based on the 1983 movie, will open on April 30 at the ASU Gammage and close on May 5.

Flashdance tells the story of Alex Owens, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh striving to make her dreams of becoming ...

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What a Feeling! Flashdance National Tour Will Launch in Pittsburgh

Maniacs for the 1983 movie Flashdance, rejoice! The Broadway-aimed musical of the hit film will launch its national tour in Pittsburgh, where the story takes place, in January 2013. The production will premiere at Heinz Hall on January 1 before touring over 25 different markets in North America. Additional cities and casting have yet to be announced.

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