Ahhh you guys—it's really happening! Ricky Ubeda, aka America's Favorite Dancer, aka owner of the most ridiculous pair of legs this side of Svetlana Zakharova, is joining the cast of Broadway's On the Town next Friday, February 27th!
OK, yes: The OTT role was technically part of his prize as the winner of "So You Think You Can Dance." So this is not, in the strict sense of the word, news. But Broadway shows are a a fickle business; there was always a chance that the blessed event might not actually occur.
We did a little heel-click for joy when we heard that the date for Ubeda's Broadway debut had been set—especially since his cheek-pinchable brand of cuteness is just right for the old-school world of OTT. He was basically born to be a sailor, amirite? Or at least to wear sailor whites, as we saw during choreographer Josh Bergasse's OTT-inspired Broadway routine for Season 11's Top 20. (Just look at him being adorable there in the back row!)
Ubeda will perform in the show through April 26. Get your tickets now, people! And in the meantime, take a look at a few of the OTT-inspired shots we just happened to take at Ubeda's cover shoot. #Sorrynotsorry for the Photoshopped sailor hats.
Original photos by Lucas Chilczuk for Dance Spirit