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‘DWTS’ Derek Hough Cast in Broadway Revival of ‘Singing in the Rain’

By James Knight J.knight@classicalite.com on Feb 29, 2016 02:48 AM EST

Grease: Live’s Julianne Hough isn’t the only member of her family tackling a classic musical. Hough’s brother and fellow Dancing with the Stars pro Derek Hough is will be feeling that glorious feeling as far as Don Lockwood in Singin' in the Rain. Producer Harvey Weinstein (Finding Neverland) will be bringing the show, currently produced at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris to Broadway as part of the 2016-17 season.

Derek Hough will have some pretty big tap shoes to fill when he steps into the role Gene Kelly made famous in 1952 MGM classic film.

Last year it was revealed that Derek Hough was leaving the smash hit ABC dance competition Dancing with the Stars. However, at the time it was only expected to be a temporary exit, as executive producer Rob Wade told E! News:

"Well, he's not leaving. He's sitting out a season. And it's amazing that we started this show, 10 years ago, I think Derek started in season two or three and now he got an opportunity to be on Broadway. It's amazing that our dancers can grow to a place where they can do something like that and come back."

The Broadway revival of Singing in the Rain, starring Derek Hough, is forecast for January 2017.

What do you think of Derek Hough's casting? Are you excited to see it rain on Broadway? Do you want to see Hough return to Dancing with the Stars? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of the page. 

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