In 2015, Derek starred in the New York Spring Spectacular (NYSS) alongside the legendary Rockettes and the Tony winner singer, Laura Benanti.
According to Broadway.com “New York Spring Spectacular tells the story of three New Yorkers: an old-fashioned NYC tour guide, a techie who wants to turn the tours into a virtual reality wonderland and a determined young man with a secret agenda of his own. Set to a score of original tunes and classic hits, the three change each other’s lives in unexpected ways and learn that the charm of the Big Apple is timeless.”
NYSS previews started on March 12, 2015 at Radio City Music Hall and was set to run through May 3, but it was extended through May 7, 2015. The Opening night was set for March 26, 2015.
Check below everything that has to do with the preparation and the show itself by clicking on the links.
- This page includes articles featuring Derek as Jack, the lead male performer of NYSS and the full list with the songs of the show.
The Cast of New York Spring Spectacular
- Derek Hough as Jack
- Laura Benanti as Jenna
- Lenny Wolpe as Bernie
- Jared Grimes as Marshall
- The Rockettes – the performers of the show
- Whoopi Goldberg – Statue of Liberty (voice)
- Amy Poehler & Tina Fey – The two lions (voice)
- Bella Thorne – Statue of Alice in Central Park (voice)
- Isaac Mizrahi, Diane von Fürstenberg & Zac Posen (voice overs during fashon segment)
- Carmelo Anthony & Henrik Lundqvist (sports sequence)
- Creative team
- Joshua Harmon – writer
- Warren Carlyle – Director & Choreographer
- Diane Paulus & Randy Weiner – Co-creative directors