Broadway previews for Hot Feet, the musical retelling of The Red Shoes set to the music of Earth, Wind & Fire, have been postponed by two days. The show will begin performances at the Hilton Theatre on April 20th rather than the previously-announced April 18th, with the opening still set for April 30th.
Hot Feet is currently running at Washington D.C.'s National Theatre through April 9th. The decision to postpone previews was made after Hot Feet opened to mixed-to-negative reviews in D.C.; the show will be revised by its creators.
"Hot Feet is a heart-stopping, new dance musical created by the Tony-nominated Maurice Hines and Earth, Wind & Fire's very own, seventime Grammy Award winner, Maurice White," according to press notes. Hot Feet features
such EW&F hit as "After The Love Is Gone," "Boogie Wonderland,"
"Shining Star," and "September," in addition to six all-new original
songs written by White for this production. The book was written by hip
hop novelist and MTV Books scribe Heru Ptah.
"Hot Feet is a story about believing in ones dreams and ambitions. Hot Feet
is told through a beautiful young, talented dancer, Kalimba whose
ambition drives her to dance. The Temptations of success take over and
the price of ambition revealed. In a world were ambition and fate
sometimes never meet, Hot Feet is a story of love, desire, and fate."
The cast features: Vivian Nixon as Kalimba, Keith David (Tony-nominee for Jelly's Last Jam, films includinh Crash, Barbershop) Ann Duquesnay (Tony-winner for Bring In Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk), Allen Hidalgo (Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman), Wynonna Smith (Broadway: Sophisticated Ladies, film: Houseguest, What's Love Got To Do With It?) , Michael Balderrama (Movin' Out, Urban Cowboy, Saturday Night Fever)
and Samantha Pollino. The design team includes: James Noone (sets),
Paul Tazewell (costumes), Clifton Taylor (lights) and Acme Sound
Partners (sound). Hot Feet is produced by Rudy Durand.
box office of The National Theatre is located at 1321
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. For tickets, visit the box office, call
Telecharge: (800) 447-7400 or www.telecharge.com.
Group sales are available by calling (202) 628-6166; for information,
call (202) 628-6161. Tickets to the Broadway run are also available at
Telecharge (212) 239- 6180. Visit www.HotFeetTheMusical.com for more information.