The actor, who is the first star cast in the production, said, "I started my career in musicals and it's wonderful after all this time, at this point in my career, to be in this classic musical I watched as a child and to work with (producers) Neil Meron and Craig Zadan again after (2007 film adaptation of) Hairspray.
"It's a chance to put on my tap shoes again," Walken added in his statement.
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