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DeQuina Moore on Playing ‘Over-the-Top Sassafras’ as Kiki in Flashdance on Tour

In the new musical adaptation of the 1983 movie Flashdance, Alex Owens is supported by her close group of girlfriends as they work as dancers at a Pittsburgh dive bar. DeQuina Moore plays Kiki, the feistiest member of the group, who is hungry for stardom and sings one of the shows wildest numbers, “Manhunt.” Watch the video below to ...

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She’s a Maniac! Flashdance National Tour Begins Performances in Seattle

Seattle gets transported back to the 80s as the national tour of Flashdance begins performances on April 16. The musical, based on the 1983 movie, will play the Paramount Theatre through April 21.

Flashdance tells the story of Alex Owens, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh striving to make her dreams of becoming a professional dancer a reality. She works by ...

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Flashdance Star Emily Padgett on Starting at Square One, Calling Herself a Dancer and Fighting Hard

Watching Emily Padgett perform the climactic dance scene in the national tour of Flashdance, it’s hard to believe she did not consider herself a dancer before being tapped for this musical. Sure, she had shown off her moves on Broadway in the ensembles of Grease and Legally Blonde and as sweet leading lady Sherrie in Rock of Ages, but the ...

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Flashdance Mentor Jo Ann Cunningham Inspires People in Real Life

The new musical Flashdance tells the story of Alex, a young Pittsburgh woman who dreams of breaking out of her working-class life as a welder and becoming a trained ballerina. Jo Ann Cunningham plays Hannah, the mentor who encourages Alex to pursue her passion and enroll at a prestigious dance school. Cunningham sat down to talk about her catalytic character ...

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Flashdance Stunner Rachelle Rak Dishes on Playing the 'Sassy' and 'Bossy' Tess on Tour

Flashdance features Broadway.com vlogger Rachelle Rak as Tess, a part close to the dancer's heart. Watch the video below to find out where the inspiration behind Rak’s character’s last name came from, growing up in Pittsburgh (the musical’s setting), and what it feels like to be in the show that “moves like a freight train.” Catch Rak ...

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Matthew Henerson Gets ‘Tired Just Watching' His Fab Flashdance Co-Stars

In Flashdance, Alex Owens dreams of getting out of the Pittsburgh dive bar where she works as a dancer and training to become a professional ballerina. The owner of the bar, Harry, played by Matthew Henerson, is trying to stay afloat while the seedy strip joint next door attempts to steal away business. Here, Henerson talks about playing a working-class ...

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David R. Gordon on Playing Relentless Wise Guy Jimmy in Flashdance on Tour

In the new musical, Flashdance, Alex Owens is a dancer at a small Pittsburgh bar with big ballet dreams. While Alex’s journey is the focus of the story, she isn’t the only character pursuing her ambitions. Alex’s friend Jimmy, played by David R. Gordon, is a relentless jokester who tries his hand at stand-up in New York. Watch the video ...

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Cha-Cha-Puus Alert! Rachelle Rak to Guest Star on Dance Moms

Rachelle Rak is schooling some Dance Moms! The Flashdance diva and Broadway.com video blogger will appear on the hit Lifetime reality series on March 26.

Dance Moms, for those who have been living under a bedazzled rock, follows the lives of young dancers and their obnoxious stage mothers at the Abby Lee Dance Company in Pittsburgh, run by the ...

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Flashdance's Matthew Hydzik on Playing Rich and Wooing the Girl on Tour in the New Musical

In the new musical Flashdance, Matthew Hydzik plays Nick Hurley a dashing and supportive steel mill heir who helps Alex Owens (Emily Padgett) achieve her dream of training as a ballet dancer. Watch the video below to see Hydzik (West Side Story, Grease) talk about playing the “equivalent of a Rockefeller” in the show, growing up in the story’s Pittsburgh ...

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They’ve Got Her Number! Kelly Felthous Dishes on Playing 'Dramatic Dreamer' Gloria in Flashdance on Tour

In the new musical Flashdance, Alex Owens is supported by her tightknit group of girlfriends as they work as dancers at a Pittsburgh dive bar. Kelly Felthous plays Gloria, Alex’s bubbly best friend, who travels down a different road than the strong-willed Alex. Felthous, who says she is “a bit lost at times,” like her character, describes what it’s ...

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I Love Rak ‘n’ Roll: On the Road with Flashdance’s Rachelle Rak, Episode 10: The Final Cha-Cha-Puus

Bite the apple one last time with Flashdance vlogger Rachelle Rak! Sas wraps up the video series in Fort Lauderdale with a rockin’ bar performance and a lesson in glitter application. Stay tuned for bonus bikini footage!

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I Love Rak ‘n’ Roll: On the Road with Flashdance’s Rachelle Rak, Episode 9: Hitting the Big Easy

Broadway.com's fabulous vlogger Rachelle Rak takes viewers behind the scenes of the Flashdance tour, which this week makes a pit stop in New Orleans. So what jazzy Louisiana shenanigans did Rak get herself into this week!? Tune in to find out!

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I Love Rak ‘n’ Roll: On the Road with Flashdance’s Rachelle Rak, Episode 8: It’s Bikini Time!

The cast of Flashdance hits sunny Tampa and vlog host Rachelle Rak couldn’t be happier to soak up the sun. Watch as the actress gets in some much-needed bikini time poolside with Flashdance star Emily Padgett. Rak also takes viewers behind the scenes once again to learn about the inner workings of the new musical. The actress introduces stage manager ...

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I Love Rak ‘n’ Roll: On the Road with Flashdance’s Rachelle Rak, Episode 7: It’s All Wet Wet Wet

During the second part of Flashdance’s Atlanta engagement, vlog host Rachelle Rak and dance captain Natalie Caruncho give viewers an unprecedented look at the new musical from the wings of the stage. See the show’s tireless star Emily Padgett perform jaw-dropping choreography as Alex, as well as a super-quick quick change in and out of costume. There’s even a ...

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I Love Rak ‘n’ Roll: On the Road with Flashdance’s Rachelle Rak, Episode 6: Encounters with Starry Visitors & Sassy Ensemble Members

As Rachelle Rak has explained in numerous episodes of her video blog, tour life is “not all glamour, Puus.” So this week, the Flashdance star gets much-needed visits from friends and family during the show’s stop in Wilmington. Rak’s husband, Andy Hoey, makes a return to I Love Rak ‘n’ Roll with her stepson in tow, as well as ...

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I Love Rak ‘n’ Roll: On the Road with Flashdance’s Rachelle Rak, Episode 5: Schooling the Divas of Dance Moms!

This week, Broadway.com vlogger Rachelle Rak finds herself travelling all over the northeast. After opening Flashdance’s Grand Rapids engagement, Rak was flown back to Pittsburgh, where the national tour premiered, to film a guest spot on an episode of Dance Moms. Watch the actress teach the little divas a Fosse-inspired routine, with a cameo from series star Abby ...

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Tickets Now on Sale for the National Tour of Flashdance in Seattle

It’s time to get those feet moving! Tickets are now on sale for the national tour of Flashdance in Seattle. The musical, based on the 1983 movie, will begin performances on April 16 at the Paramount Theatre and run through April 21.

Flashdance tells the story of Alex Owens, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh striving to make her dreams of ...

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I Love Rak ‘n’ Roll: On the Road with Flashdance's Rachelle Rak, Episode 4: Ziplining into Utter Abyss

With some free time in Louisville, Rachelle Rak and her Flashdance co-stars go for a ziplining adventure. The video blogger fearlessly soars through dark caves while shouting her well-known catchphrase, “Cha-cha-puus!” After conquering the caves, the cast arrives in Grand Rapids on their next tour stop. Rak takes viewers inside the orchestra pit to see where the rocking sounds ...

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I Love Rak ‘n’ Roll: On the Road with Flashdance's Rachelle Rak, Episode 3: The Definition of 'Cha-Cha-Puus'

In week three of I Love Rak ‘N’ Roll, viewers finally get a lesson in Flashdance star Rachelle Rak’s catchphrase, “Cha-Cha-Puus.” The actress gives a lesson in the meaning of her motto, then challenges her castmates to use it properly in a sentence. Also in this week’s episode, the Flashdance cast arrives in Louisville and Rak brings viewers along ...

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I Love Rak ‘n’ Roll: On the Road with Flashdance's Rachelle Rak, Episode 2: Meet Rak’s Relatives in the ‘Burgh and Learn the Importance of a ‘Drop Swing’ on the Journey to St. Louis

In the second installment of I Love Rak ‘N’ Roll, Rachelle Rak has a family reunion in Pittsburgh during Flashdance’s first stop on its national tour. After her emotional homecoming, the actress rediscovers the demanding schedule of life on the road in a big musical as the cast journeys to St. Louis. Not to fear; Rak has the perfect ...

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Get a Flashy Video First Look at the National Tour of Flashdance in Motion

The 1983 movie Flashdance has been reworked into a new musical, currently zipping across the country in a national tour. Sergio Trujillo directs and choreographs this inspirational story about Alex Owens, a young woman working in a Pittsburgh steel mill by day and as an exotic dancer by night, who dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer. When Alex (Emily ...

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The National Tour of Flashdance Electrifies Pittsburgh on Opening Night

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It was a homecoming on many levels when the national tour of Flashdance celebrated its opening night at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall on January 3. Not only did it mark a return to theatrical roots for Pittsburgh natives Rachelle Rak and Matthew Hydzik, who star as Tess and Nick, respectively; the story itself takes place in Steel City. Based on the ...

Get a Soaking Wet First Look at the National Tour of Flashdance

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It’s time to live the magic of the '80s all over again as Flashdance makes its way to the stage in a brand new national tour. The musical version of the popular 1983 film premiered in Pittsburgh (where the story is set) on January 3 and is off on a 19-city tour before making its way to Broadway in August ...

I Love Rak ‘N’ Roll: On the Road with Flashdance, Episode 1: Rachelle Rak Preps for the Pittsburgh Opening and is Visited by Dance Moms Diva Abby Lee Miller

What a feeling! It’s the premiere episode of I Love Rak ‘N’ Roll: On the Road with Flashdance the Musical! In this debut episode, video blog host Rachelle Rak takes us behind the scenes of the national tour’s opening night in Pittsburgh, the actual setting of the musical. This event is doubly special for our sassy host, because Pittsburgh is ...

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Flashdance National Tour Star Rachelle Rak to Bring Fans Behind the Scenes with New Broadway.com Video Blog

Broadway hoofer Rachelle Rak is rocking out in the national tour of the new musical Flashdance as Tess, the sassy best friend to aspiring dancer Alex Owens, and audiences are about to get a taste of Rak's life on the road. Broadway.com is teaming up with the actress for an exclusive backstage look at the show with the new ...

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