Friday, September 30, 2011

Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Kenny Ortega, and Sylvia Robinson:People Connected with Dirty Dancing in the News This Week

This week has been very newsworthy concerning people connected with Dirty Dancing.

It is reported on the internet that Ghost will be opening on Broadway on April 23, 2012 at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Casting has not been announced yet. The writer, Bruce Joel Rubin of the original screenplay of Ghost is on board. Ghost has been a huge success in England since the West End debut in July 2011. Will loyal US fans of the movie be on board with the stage show? One thing is for sure: There are a lot of remakes of movies, and movies turning into stage shows going on now with works of Patrick Swayze. Just think: Dirty DancingPoint Break, Red Dawn, and Ghost!

Jennifer Grey has been speaking out about her experience with chronic pain and the importance of getting help for and managing chronic pain. She has affiliated herself with and urges people to seek out this organization. The above website reports per the Insitute of Medicine Report:  "over 100 million adults in the US suffer from common chronic pain conditions."

Kenny Ortega, Director of This Is It, was the first prosecution witness in the Michael Jackson involuntary manslaughter case against Conrad Murray on Spetember 27th.

Sylvia Robinson died September 27th of congestive heart failure at age 76. She sang the 1956 "Love is Strange" which was very popular in the Mickey and Sylvia Dirty Dancing scene. She produced hip hop's first commercially successful single, "Rapper's Delight" via she and her husband's company, Sugar Hill Records.


At February 6, 2012 at 8:59 PM , Anonymous Eesti said...

I have always loved Patrick Swayze. This book was very inspirational. His writing made me laugh, cringe and cry. I learned so much about Patrick and his wife Lisa. I had no idea everything they had gone through over the years since they met and married. I know this is one book I will read again and I am sure to watch more of his movies. I also am going to do more research about Lisa. RIP Patrick - You touched many people while you were here.


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