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‘Dirty’ breaks box office records

Toronto show seen by 90,000 people

Echoing its blockbuster success in Sydney, London and Hamburg, Germany, the North American premiere production of “Dirty Dancing — The Classic Story on Stage” has broken box office records in Toronto.

The musical adaptation of the 1987 coming-of-age pic grossed C$1,347,525 ($1,357,161) in the sell-out week ending Dec. 30, establishing a record for the 100-year-old Royal Alexandra Theater. Producers say the show has been seen by more than 90,000 people since it began performances on Oct. 31.

The U.S. tour of “Dirty Dancing” is expected to kick off in Chicago next September, with subsequent cities and a possible Broadway date to be announced.

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