In 2004, Emile Ardolino's box office smash "Dirty Dancing" was transformed into a musical, a project that cost over $6 million. Despite premiering in Australia to mixed reviews, the show has been been a hit with audiences, and is currently playing in the U.S., Britain and Germany. Pictured: Kym Valentine and Josef Brown in the Australian production.
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