On February 27, 2016, Derek was going to perform at the Weinstein Company’s Pre-Oscar party and based on some pictures we had seen few days before of him rehearsing for the event, we were all anxiously waiting for something “big” to happen during the party. And it did! A little after 11pm (PT), the news was all over Twitter when Harvey Weinstein announced what we were all waiting for: that Derek will be on Broadway starring on “Singin’ in the Rain”! Patricia Kelly, the widow of Gene Kelly, congratulated Derek in a very sweet message on Facebook.
Below, you can see pictures from that night’s performance, as well as some articles covering the news. For videos of the night, you can click here, and for anything around Singin’ in the Rain, you can check our main page about it.
“Derek Hough is headed for New York City.
The Dancing With the Stars pro is set to star in the upcoming Broadway production of Singin’ In the Rain in the role made famous by Gene Kelly in the 1952 movie of the same name. The show will open in January.“
“After dazzling in the SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN number as part of Harvey Weinstein’s NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR at Radio City last year, DANCING WITH THE STARS Emmy winner Derek Hough will soon be dancing through the rain-soaked streets of Broadway. […] As previously announced, Théâtre du Châtelet and Weinstein Live Entertainment are in the process of bringing the Parisian production of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN to the Great White Way and around the world.”
“What a glorious feeling! Derek Hough will star in the previously announced Broadway production of Singin’ in the Rain. Producer Harvey Weinstein made the announcement at his annual pre-Oscar dinner, where Hough performed a couple number. The tuner is eyeing a January 2017 Broadway bow, according to The Hollywood Reporter.”
“There was no shortage of star wattage at the Weinstein Company’s pre-Oscars dinner this year, and the entertainment was top-notch too. Zendaya sang the title song from the Weinsteins’ Broadway show Finding Neverland and Derek Hough performed “Singin’ in the Rain.””
“Weinstein announced his next Broadway musical: Singin’ in the Rain, starring Derek Hough! The show will open in January, he says. Hough was on hand to give a taste of what we can expect.
Next stop, Oscars!”
“Derek Hough will step into the dancing shoes of Gene Kelly.
At his annual pre-Oscar dinner in Beverly Hills on Saturday, producer Harvey Weinstein confirmed that Hough will star as Don Lockwood, a silent screen idol transitioning to talkies, in the upcoming Broadway production of Singin’ in the Rain. Hough performed two numbers from the show as part of the evening’s entertainment.”
“Derek Hough is officially Broadway bound — and he’ll need an umbrella for it.
The Dancing With the Stars pro will star in an upcoming stage production of Singin’ in the Rain, a rep for Hough confirmed to EW.”
“From Dancing With The Stars to Singin’ In The Rain. Derek Hough is set to take on Gene Kelly’s role in the Broadway version of the classic musical. Producer Harvey Weinstein made the announcement at pre-Oscar party in Beverly Hills on Saturday night.”
“Derek Hough will make a splash on Broadway next January: He has been cast as the lead in the Théâtre du Châtelet’s production of “Singin’ in the Rain.” Mr. Hough, a two-time Emmy winner (for “Dancing with the Stars”), has stage experience from the 2006 West End production of “Footloose.” Here, he’ll step into the role of Don Lockwood, which Gene Kelly made famous in the 1952 film.”