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Dirty Dancing (2017)

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March 10, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST

Shane Harper is ready to shake things up on ABC’s Dirty Dancing remake.

The Awkward and Happyland actor has been cast as Robbie, the womanizing waiter who cheats on Baby’s older sister, in the upcoming live musical.

Harper will appear opposite Abigail Breslin as the naive vacationer Baby (the role originated by Jennifer Grey) and Colt Prattes as the charismatic dance instructor Johnny (following in the fancy footsteps of Patrick Swayze). The cast also includes Debra Messing, Sarah Hyland, and Nicole Scherzinger.

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In addition to acting, Harper is a singer-songwriter who released a self-titled album in 2011 and an experienced dancer who competed in regional amateur competitions as a kid.

Wayne Blair (The Sapphires) is directing Dirty Dancing from a script by Jessica Scharzer (American Horror Story). An air date has yet to be announced.

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