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Who needs Hannah Montana? Cody Linley headed to Broadway

Sorry, Disney! Blond heartthrob Cody Linley is decamping the Mouse for the Great White Way.

The 20-year-old will star in a Broadway revival of "Over Here!," a military musical documenting life in America post WWII, according to RadarOnline.

Check out Linley's ability to emote in the video above, which has him chatting with "Dancing With the Stars" partner Julianne Hough and Dr. Drew Pinsky about Julianne's surgery.

Linley, who played the hunky Jake Ryan on "Hannah Montana" and was rumored to have dated Miley Cyrus in real life, will join a list of prestigious actors for the show.

The original 1974 cast of "Over Here!" included John Travolta, Treat Williams and Marilu Henner. Linley's 2008 stint on "Dancing with the Stars" shouldn't hurt him either.

Because of scheduling conflicts, Linley will be dropping out of the Disney Channel's newest musical effort "Starstruck," starring Sterling Knight and Danielle Campbell.

Dick Van Dyke was said to be headlining Linley's musical, but that casting is unconfirmed because of the recent loss of his companion, Michelle Triola Marvin.

-- Matt Donnelly

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AW!!! Good for him! He's hot and amazingly talented! Good thing he stopped working for Disney Channel; they weren't helping him at all! Yay for him!

So excited! Can't wait!


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