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Broadway's Derek Klena Puts Modern Twist on 'Younger Than Springtime' (Exclusive Video)

Broadway's Derek Klena Puts Modern Twist on 'Younger Than Springtime' (Exclusive Video)

Broadway star Derek Klena, who has appeared in Wicked and Anastasia, is putting a really fun modern twist on the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic song “Younger Than Springtime,” and we have the exclusive video!

The 27-year-old actor is paying homage to the song, from the musical South Pacific, which just celebrated its 70th anniversary!

We got the chance to chat with Derek about choosing to perform the song, and if he felt any pressure about taking on such a classic musical theater tune.

“I did feel pressure taking on ‘Younger Than Springtime’ because it’s such an iconic piece of the R&H songbook, but I was also excited to see how we could interpret these beautiful melodies using the sounds and technology of the day,” Derek told Just Jared.

We also asked Derek about his favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, to which he responded, “‘Carousel’ is probably my favorite R&H musical because of the intricate complex relationships it illustrates and its powerful score.”

The music video, from the video series R&H Goes Pop, also features Broadway star Laura Osnes. Watch below!

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Credit: Haydyn Meythaler
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