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For all the Broadway queens out there. #derekhough #singinintherain

Posted by Marc Malkin onĀ Sunday, February 28, 2016

Derek Hough is headed for New York City.

The Dancing With the Stars pro, 30, 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.

The musical's producer Harvey Weinstein made the official announcement last night at the Weinstein Company's annual pre-Oscar dinner at the Montage in Beverly Hills after Hough performed two numbers from the show, including the iconic "Singin' In the Rain."

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Rumors that the DWTS fan favorite's Broadway gig began last year after Hough performed "Singin' In the Rain" in Weinstein's New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.

The original stage adaptation of Singin' opened on Broadway in 1983 and ran for about a year.

The Weinstein party also included a performance by Zendaya of a song from the current Weinstein-backed Broadway musical Finding Neverland.

The guest list for the fancy fete included Jared Leto, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Matthew Morrison, Christoph Waltz, Nick Jonas, Bryan Cranston, Naomi Campbell, designer Zac Posen, Colin Firth, Ashley Tisdale, Carol director Todd Haynes and Andie MacDowell.

Lady Gaga arrived at the tail end of the bash, arriving to the Montage after rehearsing her performance of "It Can Happen To You" for the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre. Kerry Washington was also a late arrival.

The evening's sponsors included Fiji, Heineken, Lexus, Chopard and DeLeón Tequila. Guests were also gifted a bottle of wine from Jackson Family Wines.