As previously announced, Samuel Pergande (Johnny Castle) and Jillian Mueller (Frances "Baby" Houseman) will lead a company of 26 that also includes Doug Carpenter (Billy Kostecki, Singer), Jerome Harmann-Hardeman (Tito Suarez), Caralyn Kozlowski (Marjorie Houseman), Jesse Liebman (Neil Kellerman), Gary Lynch (Max Kellerman), Herman Petras (Mr. Schumacher), Emily Rice (Lisa Houseman), Mark Elliot Wilson (Dr. Jake Houseman) and Jenny Winton (Penny Johnson).
The ensemble comprises John Antony, Rachel Boone, Amanda Brantley, Jon Drake, Josh Drake, Sam Edgerly, Rashaan James, II, Joshua Keith, Alexandra Matteo, Kevin Munhall, Phoebe Pearl, Virginia Preston, Michael Thomas Pugliese, Jennlee Shallow and Nicole Spencer.
Featuring a book by Bergstein, the Equity tour will be directed by James Powell with choreography by Michele Lynch based on the original choreography by Kate Champion.
Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage features the songs "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do You Love Me?" and "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life," among others.
The property was previously seen in a limited 2008 "pre-Broadway" tour. A Broadway run never materialized. Here's how it's billed: "It's the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Mesmerized by the racy dance moves and pounding rhythms she discovers in the resort’s staff quarters, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle, the resort’s sexy dance instructor. Passions ignite and Baby’s life changes forever when she is thrown in to the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady, both on-stage and off."
For more information, visit US.DirtyDancingOnTour.com.