Flashdance, the Musical will make its world premiere at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on July 19 prior to a national tour.
In the film Beals played Alex, a welder by day and an exotic dancer by night who dreams of a dancing career.
The creative team for the stage show includes director Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun and Gem of the Ocean on Broadway); Thomas Hedley, Jr., who wrote the screenplay to the original movie; and Robert Cary, the lyricist of another screen-to-stage adaptation, The Thomas Crown Affair; and choreographer Arlene Phillips.
The production is the latest adaptation of such eighties music-based movies as Dirty Dancing, Footloose and the critically panned Desperately Seeking Susan.
The cast for Flashdance has yet to be announced.