Debra Messing Set To Star In ABC’s ‘Dirty Dancing’ Remake
Debra Messing will join the cast of the upcoming Dirty Dancing TV musical, according to reports on Thursday.
Debra Messing Joins Cast Of ABC’s ‘Dirty Dancing’ Remake
Messing will take on the role of Marjorie Houseman, Dr. Houseman’s wife and mother of Baby, who is played by Abigail Breslin.
Marjorie is described as a “meticulous 1960s housewife who takes great pride in her family and is using this summer vacation to try to rekindle her romance with her workaholic husband.”
The role was played by Kelly Bishop in the original film.
Messing confirmed the news on Twitter, remarking that she is excited to work with an incredible team.
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) January 14, 2016
Executive producers of the new Dirty Dancing film include: Allison Shearmur and Eleanor Bergstein, who wrote the screenplay for the original movie.
Wayne Blair is set to direct, Jessica Sharzer will write the adaptation and Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler, who most recently choreographed the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, is the choreographer.
The production will be filmed, not aired live. No premiere date has been confirmed.