Hot Feet is the perfect musical for dance aficionados. The talented Maurice Hines moves his latest choreography – “Hot Feat” – directly from Washington D.C.’s National Theatre to Broadway.
The new show, which features a score from Maurice White, founder of the legendary ‘Earth, Wind and Fire,’ follows the story by Heru Ptuah, which is a variation of the classic “The Red Shoes,” telling of the young and beautiful Kalimba, who makes a fateful bargain in quest of her dream – to become a Broadway dancer – and who is persuaded to dance in a pair of magical shoes. These shoes eventually take control of her fate.
No stranger to Broadway audiences, Hines, who is directing “Hot Feet” in addition to choreographing the show, made his Broadway debut in 1954 with his late brother, Gregory Hines, in The Girl in Pink Tights. He also starred in Eubie, Sophisticated Ladies, and Bring Back Birdie.
The new show, which features sets by Jim Noone, costumes by Paul Tazewell and lighting by Clifford Taylor, promises the double-barreled entertainment of everything Broadway has to offer plus the excitement of dance as only Hines can deliver.