The five-time winner is taking a break from the ABC reality show to play the lead in Radio City Music Hall's New York Spring Spectacular. The show will debut on March 12 and run for seven weeks. Hough will star as Jack, a man who will receive an eternal reward if he helps a stranger named Bernie keep his job as an NYC tour guide after Jenna (Laura Benanti) announces her plan to take the company "virtual."
In addition to Benanti, Hough will co-star with Whoopi Goldberg and Bella Thorne. Donald Trump, Martha Stewart and Henrik Lundqvist will also make cameos.
"I am ecstatic that I'll able to extend my passion for performing to the Great Stage of Radio City Music Hall in New York Spring Spectacular," Hough told People in a statement. "Performing at Radio City Music Hall in a show that celebrates everything that is beloved about New York City is a dream. I can't wait to show fans this production ... it's going to be like nothing they've seen me in before."
Hough, who joined Dancing in Season 5, previously took Season 12 off to shoot a movie. A source tells TVGuide.com that the Emmy winner might still return for the fall season.
Dancing's 20th anniversary season will also be lacking Cheryl Burke, who is leaving for an NBC reality show, and will be the last for judge Len Goodman.
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