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Flashdance premiered in London in 2010, but a reworked version had been set to debut in Toronto this summer before heading to Broadway. The Toronto run has now been pushed to 2013. (Catherine Ashmore/Mirvish Productions)

The debut of a stage musical adaptation of '80s movie Flashdance,originally planned for Toronto this summer, is now cancelled.

Citing scheduling issues, Mirvish Productions announced that the Toronto engagement of Flashdance has been postponed until spring 2013.

"We remain excited about our production of Flashdance with Sergio Trujillo at the helm as director and choreographer, but unfortunately we'll need to postpone it to Toronto audiences until the following season," producer Marc Routh said in a statement released Wednesday.

The musical premiered in London in 2010, but producers had planned for a reworked version to play in Toronto before moving it to Broadway. The tale of a young steel worker who's an aspiring dancer was to begin in August and run for five weeks.

So far, Flashdance is set to begin a U.S. national tour on Jan. 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, where the original 1983 film is set.

The postponement is the second time in recent months that a musical slated for a pre-Broadway run in Toronto has been halted.

The Harold Prince musical Prince of Broadway was also set to hit the Toronto stage first, but producers decided to move it straight to New York. The show also lost one of its lead producers, Toronto-based Dancap Productions founder Aubrey Dan, who announced in April he was stepping back from the theatre business.