Beginning in May 2014, the unstoppable sibling duo of Julianne and Derek Hough will give fans the chance to see their renowned dance skills in action. The upcoming joint venture, dubbed Move Live on Tour, will bring high-energy dance routines to more than 40 theaters across North America. See the tour announcement, along with a sneak-peek of some dance moves, in the video below:
The Houghs, who come from a family with multiple generations of dancers, came to mainstream attention as professionals on the Dancing with the Stars TV show, and between the two of them, have a wealth of dance experience that extends back to their youth. Both began training at London’s famed Italia Conti Academy as children, and later went on to claim world championship titles. At 15, Julianne was the youngest dancer to be named the Blackpool Dance Festival’s Junior World Latin Champion, and Derek also earned a world championship title in Under 21 Latin American dance, among several other titles.
Move Live on Tour will put on its first show at the Hartman Arena in Park City, Kan., on May 28, and the tour is set to continue for two months before closing at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theatre on July 26. In between, 40 additional cities will host the Houghs, who promise to bring along a talented group of backup dancers, as well as a variety of sets and costumes, for this full-scale stage show. The siblings have shown a knack for exciting themed performances, like in the clip below from season 13 of Dancing with the Stars, so the theatrical details of Move Live on Tour are sure to enhance the experience for every audience member.
Meanwhile, in New York, another set of celebrities also is preparing to launch a new stage production, as the second Broadway revival of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men will begin previews on March 19. The all-star cast includes James Franco as George Milton, Chris O’Dowd as Lennie Small, and Leighton Meester as Curley’s wife. Each of these three actors will be making their Broadway debuts in the production, which hasn’t been seen on the Broadway stage in almost 40 years. The play is set for a limited engagement at Longacre Theatre, with the official run scheduled for April 16-July 27.