A Broadway revival of the song-and-dance musical Singin’ in the Rain, shepherded by producer Harvey Weinstein, will not arrive on Broadway this fall, as originally reported.
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 revival is announced to star Dancing with the Stars’ Derek Hough as Don Lockwood, the role made famous on screen by Gene Kelly. A release announcing Hough’s casting in Hairspray Live! on NBC stated that Singin’ in the Rain would arrive on Broadway sometime in 2017.
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.
Singin’ in the Rain originated as a 1950s film produced by the legendary Arthur Freed unit at MGM studios. Betty Comden and Adolph Green adapted their Singin' in the Rain film script to the stage. Directed and choreographed by Twyla Tharp, the 1985 Broadway production ran 367 performances. Singin' in the Rain has songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed.