It's been 25 years since "Dirty Dancing" with Patrick Swayze opened, and a decade since it was adapted for the stage. Despite all its popularity, the show has never even sniffed Broadway.
The Hollywood Reporter explained why this week. It's about conflicting lawsuits. An arbitrator ruled in favor of the production company that launched the stage version in Australia, Boston and London. The arbitrator also told the production company to work out its differences with screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein. The stage producers now have one year to bring "Dirty Dancing" to Broadway.
The ruling referenced the movie in its closing words: "And it is the Arbitrator's sincere hope that Claimant and Respondents will soon learn to dance together as smoothly as Johnny and Baby eventually did."
Speaking of Johnny and Baby, they closed "Dirty Dancing" with this classic from Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes.