Tony nominee and Smash star Sean Hayes will be dancing up a storm with Broadway alum Gena Rowlands in 6 Dance Lessons in 6 Weeks, a forthcoming film adaptation of Richard Alfieri’s comedy, according to Deadline.com. The movie will be directed and written by Arthur Allan Seidelman. No filming or release dates have been announced at this time.
Set in St. Petersburg, FL, 6 Dance Lessons in 6 Weeks tells the story of Lily Harrison (Rowlands), a retired woman who hires a handsome, caustic and energetic dance instructor (Hamill) to teach her private dance lessons—one per week for six weeks. While dancing the cha-cha, foxtrot, waltz, tango and more, the pair forms an unlikely friendship. Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks premiered at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre in 2003, starring Polly Bergen and Mark Hamill.
Hayes earned a Tony nomination for Promises, Promises, his Broadway debut. He is best known as Jack McFarland on TV’s Will & Grace, for which he won an Emmy Award. Hayes will star in the upcoming second season of TV’s Smash, and a comedy pilot starring Hayes has recently been picked up by NBC. His additional film and TV credits include The Bucket List, Just Say Moe and Up All Night.
Rowlands appeared on Broadway in Middle of the Night. She is the winner of four Emmy Awards (for The Betty Ford Story, Face of a Stranger, Hysterical Blindness and The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie) and two Golden Globes (A Woman Under the Influence and The Betty Ford Story).