Sources told news outlets the 30-year-old professional dancer will take the season off to focus on his forthcoming role in "Singin' in the Rain" on Broadway.
"Derek will always love 'Dancing with the Stars' and the friends he's made through the show," an insider told Us Weekly magazine. "And the door isn't closed there. He'll always be a part of the family."
"Singin' in the Rain" producer Harvey Weinstein announced Hough will star Saturday.
Hough shared the news on Instagram, writing, "Proud to be a part of another adventure with The Weinstein Company. #Broadway #singingintherainmusical #classic #2017."
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