Derek Hough will soon be stepping into Gene Kelly’s shoes as he prepares to play the lead role in the Broadway production of Singin’ in the Rain. Harvey Weinstein, who’s producing the upcoming show, announced Hough’s involvement at The Weinstein Company’s annual pre-Oscars bash this past weekend, where Hough gave a sneak peek at his version of the musical’s iconic main number.
Joined by several other dancers, Hough grabbed an umbrella before singing and dancing to “Singin’ in the Rain.”
In November, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris announced that its version of Singin’ in the Rain, which opened in March 2015, would move to Broadway. Previously, An American In Paris opened at the same theater before transferring to Broadway last year — where it earned 12 Tony nominations and won four.
The Théâtre du Châtelet production of Singin’ in the Rain closely follows the plot of the classic 1952 movie-musical, which starred Kelly as the silent film star Don Lockwood and Debbie Reynolds as the talented singer he falls in love with. The Broadway version is reportedly eyeing a January opening.
Hough wasn’t the only one who took to the stage at the Weinstein party: Zendaya also performed her rendition of “Neverland” from the Broadway show Finding Neverland. Watch a clip of Zendaya’s performance below.