Derek Hough Responds to Singin’ in the Rain Broadway Delay

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The Dancing with the Stars performer, who is slated to play Don Lockwood in the Broadway production, took to social media to speak about the show’s delayed arrival.
Derek Hough
Derek Hough courtesy of ABC

As previously reported, a Broadway revival of the song-and-dance musical Singin’ in the Rain, shepherded by producer Harvey Weinstein, will not arrive on Broadway in the fall/spring as originally announced.

Derek Hough, who was revealed to star as Don Lockwood (the role made famous by Gene Kelly on screen), recently took to Instagram to post about the show’s delayed Broadway arrival. Hough cited a lack of available theatres as the reason for the show’s delay.

Representatives for Singin’ in the Rain did not respond to Playbill.com’s request for comment.

“I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason,” Hough wrote. “This fall, I was planning on being immersed in rehearsals for Singin’ in the Rain on Broadway, but due to successes of the shows currently running, that project has been delayed because there simply isn't a theatre available. Singin’ in the Rain is still very much part of my future plans. With my fall schedule freeing up I’m excited to say that I'll be back on Dancing with the Stars for Season 23. It’s always great to be back with my DWTS family, coaching, creating and making lasting memories. I'm grateful to everyone at Hairspray LIVE for enabling me to do double duty on two major productions at the same time this fall. It's going to be a challenge that I'm looking forward to. This next year is gonna be JAM packed with exciting projects and I can't wait to share it ALL with you. Are you guys ready to MOVE?”

I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. This fall, I was planning on being immersed in rehearsals for Singin' in the Rain on Broadway, but due to successes of the shows currently running, that project has been delayed because there simply isn't a theatre available. Singin' in the Rain is still very much part of my future plans. With my fall schedule freeing up I'm excited to say that I'll be back on Dancing with the Stars for Season 23. It's always great to be back with my DWTS family, coaching, creating and making lasting memories. I'm grateful to everyone at Hairspray LIVE for enabling me to do double duty on two major productions at the same time this fall. It's going to be a challenge that I'm looking forward to. This next year is gonna be JAM packed with exciting projects and I can't wait to share it ALL with you. Are you guys ready to MOVE? @dancingabc @nbchairspraylive @weinsteinco @abcnetwork @nbctv Video by: @bigmanproductions

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A release announcing Hough’s casting in Hairspray Live! on NBC stated that Singin’ in the Rain would arrive on Broadway sometime in 2017. In late July, representatives for Weinstein Live Entertainment confirmed to Playbill.com that the project was still on track for Broadway, but a new target season was not revealed.

The planned revival will be an import of the Théâtre du Châtelet production, which returned to Paris last fall. The Paris theatre is also where Broadway’s An American in Paris originated before arriving in New York.

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