The musical "Dirty Dancing - the Classic Story on Stage" has now surpassed five million ticket sales around the world, according to the producers.

Since opening in Sydney in 2004, the show has toured 13 cities across three continents, including London, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, Boston, Berlin, Hamburg and Utrecht.

The five-millionth ticket, sold last night (June 16) at London's Aldwych Theatre, also takes the U.K. attendance total to more than one million people. According to a statement, the musical sold out six months in advance upon opening in London in 2006 with £11 million ($17.9 million) in advance sales.

The show was written by Eleanor Bergstein, scriptwriter and creator of the hit movie from which it was adapted, and has songs from the soundtrack including "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life." It also features all the main characters, including Baby and Johnny Castle, who were originally played by Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in the 1987 film.

To date, the stage production has seen guest performances from the likes of Dame Judi Dench, Matt Damon, Tess Daly and members of the Royal Family including the Duchess of York, and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

"Dirty Dancing - the Classic Story on Stage" is produced by Jacobsen Entertainment and Karl Sydow, in association with Lionsgate and Magic Hour Productions.