Photo Coverage: Hot Feet Opening Night Party

Hot Feet, the new dance musical set to the music of Earth, Wind & Fire, opened on April 30th at the Hilton Theatre, and the show's cast and creators celebrated at the Hilton Hotel Grand Ballroom.

"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 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 book was written by hip hop novelist and MTV Books scribe Heru Ptah.

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.

Tickets are available at Telecharge (212) 239- 6180. Visit for more information.

James Lipton (Bravo's "Inside the Actor's Studio")

Geoffrey Holder (Director, Choreographer)

J. August Richards (NBC's "Convictions")

Sara Livingston (Alternate/Standby Emma)

Paige Davis (Chicago)

Singer/songwriters Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson

Mickey Stevenson (former Motown Record Executive & Producer)

Phillip Bloch (Stylist)

S. Epatha Merkerson (NBC's "Law and Order: Criminal Intent")

LaChanze (The Color Purple)

Bryan Batt (My Deah)

Dana Marie Ingraham (Swing)

Jill Marie Lawrence (NBC's "Law and Order: SVU")

Maurice Hines (Creator, Director and Choreographer), Wynonna Smith (Naomi) and Maurice White (Music and Lyrics)

Jon-Paul (Ensemble), Monique Smith (Ensemble), Heru Ptah (Book) and Iquail S. Johnson (Ensemble)

Vivian Nixon (Kalimba), Michael Balderrama (Anthony), Paul Durand (Producer) and Heru Ptah

Vivian Nixon and Michael Balderrama

Allen Hidalgo (Louie) and Michael K. Williams (HBO's "The Wire")

Vivian Nixon with her father Norman Nixon and her mother Debbie Allen

Dionne Figgins (Ensemble, Understudy Kalimba)

Debbie Allen, Vivian Nixon and Phylicia Rashad

Debbie Allen, Vivian Nixon, and Vivian's Grandfather Elmer Nixon

Vivian Nixon, Rudy Durand and Samantha Pollino (Emma)

Keith David (Victor) with his daughter

Daryl Spiers (Ensemble, Understudy Anthony)

Sumie Maeda (Ensemble)

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