More New York Spring Spectacular Red Carpet Coverage With Derek Hough And Nastia Liukin – Video

I can’t get enough of the Red Carpet from the opening night of New York Spring Spectacular, can you? Below is some footage from the Rockettes facebook page. Derek SHINES! Nastia looks so lovely. Thanks to Josi for the heads up!

Stars on the Red Carpet

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Derek Hough’s Pre-Show Routine

LOL…I’m visualizing. I’m assuming this is in his underwear, based on his yoga photo. :-) From Page Six:

“New York Spring Spectacular” star Derek Hough says his preshow ritual is dancing to electronic music.
“I play very loud music and I dance around my dressing room and do sit-ups and push-ups,” he told us at opening night at Radio City Music Hall. “The people above me and below me are like, ‘Do you have a DJ in your room?’”

Also, if you want to see a gallery of photos from the Official NYSS Page, click the link. Tons of great photos.

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Derek Hough and Nastia Liukin: More HQ Photos from NYSS Opening Night

Oh, they’re just so gorgeous you can never have too many photos…. :-)

Photo Credit:

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Derek Hough Dazzles in New York Spring Spectacular…and More Media

Very nice review from Hollywood Life…can’t argue with any of it. Here’s an excerpt:

Hate me if you want, but I’m just going to say it — Derek Hough needs to be kicked off ‘Dancing With The Stars’. His talent belongs on Broadway, as proven by his fabulous performance in Radio City’s ‘New York Spring Spectacular’. If you’re visiting NYC, you can’t miss this show!

Radio City Music Hall finally raised the curtain on it’s highly-anticipated new ‘spectacular’ after years of preparation, planning, and a very public & embarrassing setback in 2014. To say that the show was worth the wait may be arguable, but what no one will deny after seeing the ‘New York Spring Spectacular’ is that Derek Hough is a powerhouse performer, whose talent can not be topped! If he was voted off ‘DWTS’ next Monday and had to focus just on this show, that honestly wouldn’t be the worst thing!


Extravagant staging and giant animatronics that would make a Disney Imagineer’s head spin, the show has something for everyone, young and old. But the true star of the production is it’s leading man. The DWTS pro proved that he can not only DANCE, but he can carry a tune and elicit a laugh or two.

And here’s an interview with…

ETA: Here’s the international version

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Playbill Highlights New York Spring Spectacular With Derek Hough, Laura Benanti, And The Rockettes – Video

Aww, this is a fun video Miss Heidi found which highlights New York Spring Spectacular courtesy of Playbill….

International Version – watch the one above if you can.

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Derek Hough Interviewed On The Red Carpet At New York Spring Spectacular – Video

This is fun. Thanks to Josi for the find…

ETA: International version

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More HQ Derek Hough New York Spring Spectacular Photos And Press Reviews

What a night last night For Derek and the cast of New York Spring Spectacular!! First of all, be sure to scroll through the previous postings as Heidi was able to get photos and reviews right after the show last night!!! You can see more photos at Startraks(check out all the celebs who were at the show), Rex Features (I love how someone is holding an umbrella over Derek!), and the Daily Mail. Getty Images has posted more photos too. Be sure to see them all. Keep scrolling below and be sure to click on “continue reading” as we have lots of reviews to share…


As Miss Heidi wrote last night, the reviews for the show are mixed, but, there is lots of praise for Derek. Read this one is from the Hollywood Reporter. They said he sang with confidence and more….

There’s a breath of transporting elegance, however, in a scene on the Empire State Building observation deck, in which Hough and Benanti glide around to “The Way You Look Tonight,” surrounded by the Rockettes in a ballroom ballet. It’s around this point you start to realize what a relief it is to watch performances actually happening right there in front of you and not part of the chaotic, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink multimedia overload. (I could have lived without the incongruously circusy aerialists.) Designer Patrick Fahey’s set for this scene, enhanced with projection elements, is among the production’s more evocative recreations, along with the Grand Central Station atrium from the opening.

And audiences couldn’t ask for a more personable pilot to steer them through this wearying 90 minutes than Hough, who sings with confidence and is so blond and wholesome and chipper he could be captain of the Mark Twain Riverboat at Disneyland.

From the Huffington Post. They called Derek “an audience favorite”….

Happily, the creators have imported a key player: Broadway’s own Laura Benanti. Benanti–a Tony Award-winner for Gypsy, with an increasing television presence–sparkles as much as all that synchronized robotic LED pixel technology; she even scores when they place her in the middle of the Rockettes kick line. The big fan draw here, though, is not Benanti; it is “Dancing with the Stars” choreographer/dancer Derek Hough. Mr. Hough is Continue reading

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New York Spring Spectacular: Utterly Sublime Moments Including Derek Hough

Not all the reviews are stellar, but they all seem to dig Derek. Which is what matters – that, and the AUDIENCE. From U~T San Diego via AP:

There are utterly sublime moments — the Rockettes have a strong opening number choreographed by Mia Michaels and then appear later in boots and umbrellas joining Hough and Jared Grimes to tap dance in real rain puddles for an awesome “Singin’ in the Rain.” And kudos for including a celebration of New York’s immigrant roots, a weirdly brave move these days.

The show is best when director and choreographer Warren Carlyle, a Tony-winner, lets Benanti be her funny best and when the Rocketts are let out. There’s a nicely done homage to Fashion Week and a glorious moment when all the Rockettes line up behind Jenna as she waltzes with Hough.

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New York Spring Spectacular Opening Night! HD Photos!

Congrats to Derek Hough, Laura Benanti and The Rockettes on a successful opening night!!

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Derek Hough and Amy Purdy Nominated for a Reality TV Award

I have no idea if this is any kind of big deal, but hey, I thought I would put it out there. Thanks to Tracy g for sending this to me. The Reality TV Awards:


You can apparently vote on this award, but then you have to vote for all of them. :-)

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