Found this article from Playbill last night on Facebook but didn’t get the chance to post it till now. I have to say that what it says is really interesting! I have no idea if this is really happening but, Playbill is usually accurate on Broadway news so… I hope it’s true 🙂
IF “Singin’ in the Rain” makes a pre-Broadway world premiere in Paris with Derek, I am sure it will make lots of his European fans happy! Playbill says that “An American in Paris” also had its pre-Broadway world premiere in Paris so…it could be possible! We know that Derek flew to Paris earlier this year (January 4-7) to watch “Singin’ in the Rain” that was running at the moment in Paris. Who knows? Let’s hope we’ll have more info about this, as well as “Singin’ in the Rain” in general!
Be sure to check Playbill for more info on other Broadway shows that are going to run during the season 2016-17!
“Dancing With the Stars favorite Derek Hough as song and dance man Don Lockwood in a new stage adaptation of the classic MGM film musical, about the early days of sound films in Hollywood. The show will debut way out of town—at the Paris venue Théâtre du Châtelet, where Broadway’s current An American in Parisalso had its pre-Broadway world premiere. Harvey Weinstein is producing. Singin’ in the Rain is directed by Robert Carsen and features choreography by Stephen Mear and costumes by Tony winner Anthony Powell.”
Unfortunately, what I was afraid of is true, but I was hoping for the article to have it right. You see, living in Europe it just gave me hope since it would be easier for me to see Derek on stage *sigh* Anyway, because of that I really had to find out if that was true so I tried to contact the theater and ask about it. Today I got an answer from the head of the office, Mr. Dagher, who said that there won’t be another run of “Singin’ in the Rain” in France… I still hope there would be one but, deep inside I was afraid that this would be a long shot… Below is the mail I got from Mr. Dagher.