'Dance' winner set for Broadway show.

AuthorKennedy, Mark

Byline: Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK -- The newest winner of TV's "So You Think You Can Dance'' is ready for his Broadway close-up.

Ricky Ubeda, a 19-year-old from Miami, won the Fox TV contest show in September and will join the ensemble of Broadway's "On the Town'' at the Lyric Theatre starting Feb. 27.

"I'm super-pumped,'' said Ubeda on Wednesday from frozen Fargo, North Dakota, where his tour with the other Season 11 finalists has ended. "Anything warmer than here,'' he joked. "It's in the negatives.''

The "So You Think You Can Dance'' tour included a stop in November at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester, where Ubeda received a standing ovation for his sole solo performance.

Ubeda has seen rehearsals of "On the Town'' and called it "huge,'' "amazing'' and "some of the hardest dancing on Broadway.''

In addition to a $250,000 prize and the dance title, Ubeda won a part in the musical. But first he toured with the other Season 11 finalists around the country. "I'm going to be in great shape from the tour. It's a really rigorous show,'' he said.

"On the Town,'' which was made into a 1949 film starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra, features...

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