Derek Hough Makes Broadway Debut With BURN THE FLOOR For Performances 1/8-1/10; Show Closes January 10

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Dancing with the Stars' champion Derek Hough will make his Broadway debut in 'Burn the Floor' for the shows' last performances on January 8-10, at the Longacre Theatre. Hough will partner with Kym Johnson. Hough replaces Maksim Chmerkovskiy who will dance his final performance on January 7.

Kym Johnson was this season's professional champion on "Dancing with the Stars," paired with winner Donny Osmond. Maks has been a professional on the show since its second season.

Created, directed and choreographed by Jason Gilkison, BURN THE FLOOR is the electrifying Latin and Ballroom dance spectacular which opened this summer at Broadway's intimate Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). It is produced by Harley Medcalf, Joe Watson, Richard Levi, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Raise the Roof One, Toppall/Stevens/Mills, Benigno/Klein, Caldwell/Allen, Carrpailet/Danzansky, Bud Martin, The Production Studio, Schaffert/Schnuck, and Carrie Ann Inaba by special arrangement with Dance Partner Inc.

The cast of BURN THE FLOOR is composed of award-winning international dancers from around the globe and include Australian Ballroom and World Latin American champions. They collectively hold more than 100 dance titles. They are Henry Byalikov, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Kevin Clifton, Sasha Farber, Jeremy Garner, Karen Hauer, Patrick Helm, Sarah Hives, Melanie Hooper, Peta Murgatroyd, Giselle Peacock, Nuria Santalucia, Mirko Sciolan, Emma Slater, Sarah Soriano, Katarina Stumpfova, Damon & Rebecca Sugden, DamIan Whitewood, Robin Windsor, and Gary Wright. The dancers are supported by two vocalists, Ricky Rojas and Rebecca Tapia.

Critics and fans around the world have raved about BURN THE FLOOR: The NY Daily News called it "athletic, sensual and rocket-fueled." Bloomberg.com called it "utterly theatrical" and NY 1 News said BURN THE FLOOR is "hot, hot, hot. Pulse pounding choreography. A two hour adrenaline rush featuring some of the best and best-looking ballroom dancers in the world."

Playing Schedule: Tue at 7, Wed- Sat 8, Wed & Sat at 2, Sun at 3. Price Scale: $111.50, $89.50, $ 59.50. All prices include $1.50 facilities fee. Tickets are available at www.telecharge.com. For more information, visit www.burnthefloor.com or www.twitter.com/officialbtf.



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