Photo Coverage: Hot Feet Opening Night Arrivals

May 1
11:00 AM 2006
"Hot Feet is a heart-stopping, new dance musical created by the Tony-nominated Maurice Hines and Earth, Wind & Fire's very own, seven-time 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.

Tickets to the Broadway run are also available at Telecharge (212) 239- 6180. Visit for more information.

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.



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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.

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