ABC’s Dirty Dancing Remake: Debra Messing Joins Cast as Marjorie Houseman

Dirty Dancing

Debra Messing is putting on her dancing shoes and is joining the cast of ABC’s upcoming Dirty Dancing remake. The Mysteries of Laura actress will be playing Marjorie Houseman (who was played by Gilmore Girls‘ Kelly Bishop in the original 1987 film), the mother of Baby, who will be portrayed by Scream Queens star Abigail Breslin.

Unlike the NBC’s The Wiz Live and FOX’s upcoming Grease: Live, ABC’s Dirty Dancing won’t be a live production. Instead, it will be three-hour musical TV movie based on the original 1987 film, which starred Patrick Swazye and Jennifer Grey as Johhny Castle and Baby Houseman. ABC’s remake sounds like it will stay quite faithful to the original, as it focuses on “an innocent young woman in the early 1960’s who vacations with her affluent parents and siblings in the Catskill Mountains and falls for the resort’s working-class dance instructor.”

Executive producers on ABC’s Dirty Dancing include Allison Shearmur (The Hunger Games) and Eleanor Bergstein, who also wrote the screenplay for the original film. Jessica Sharzer (The L Word) will pen ABC’s musical adaptation, with Wayne Blair (The Sapphires) serving as the director. Furthermore, Dirty Dancing‘s music will be done by Adam Anders and Peer Astrom (Glee), and Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) will be the musical’s choreographer.

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