11:21am PT by Natalie Stone
Derek Hough to Leave 'Dancing With the Stars' for Radio City Music Hall
Veteran Dancing With the Stars pro dancer Derek Hough will put the dance competition show on hold to perform in the New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in March.
The five-time DWTS Mirror Ball trophy winner, who has been a professional on the show since season five, will forgo season 20 and take his choreography skills to Radio City to perform as male lead Jack for seven weeks.
"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 said in a statement from Madison Square Garden.
Hough will join fellow celebrities on the New York stage including Laura Benanti, Whoopi Goldberg, Bella Thorne, Carmelo Anthony, Donald Trump, Martha Stewart and Henrik Lundqvist.
"Derek has been entertaining us for years on TV, and we are very excited to bring this talented performer to New York City to light up the Radio City Music Hall stage," producer Harvey Weinstein said.
Hough's performance in the New York Spring Spectacular will run March 12 through May 3 and he will return to Dancing With the Stars in fall 2015.
The show is jointly produced by Madison Square Garden Entertainment and Weinstein Live Entertainment.