Derek Hough skips ‘Dancing With the Stars 20’ to join Laura Benanti
It’s a bloodletting for reality dance competitions! In addition to the news that Mary Murphy has been fired from FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, we’re now learning that the milestone 20th Season of Dancing With the Stars will debut without one of its most decorated pros.
Derek Hough will be sitting out Dancing With the Stars 20, due to being cast in a starring role opposite Tony winner Laura Benanti in New York Spring Spectacular, a limited-run event at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, beginning on March 7th.
Hough’s will play Jack, “a man with a special mission who will receive an eternal reward if he’s able to help a man named Bernie keep his position as a New York City tour guide. Bernie’s job is in jeopardy when Jenna (Benanti) reveals her plan to take the tour company ‘virtual.’”
No word on who will replace Hough this season, but his are some pretty big shoes to fill.