VIDEO: Watch the Cast of FOOTLOOSE at the Kennedy Center Perform 'Holding Out For a Hero'

By: Oct. 14, 2019
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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage presents Footloose, the explosive Broadway musical set to the rockin' rhythm of the film's Oscar® and Grammy®-nominated Top 40 score and augmented with dynamic new Tony®-nominated songs for the stage musical.

Get a first look at the cast performing "Holding Out For a Hero" below!

Footloose stars J. Quinton Johnson (Choir Boy, Hamilton, Broadway Center Stage: In the Heights) as Ren McCormack, Isabelle McCalla (The Prom, Aladdin) as Ariel Moore, Michael Park (Dear Evan Hansen) as Reverend Shaw Moore, three-time Tony Award® nominee Rebecca Luker as Vi Moore (Mary Poppins, the Kennedy Center's Little Dancer), and four-time Tony Award® nominee Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, Les Misérables) as Ethel McCormack.

The cast also features Joshua Logan Alexander as Chuck, Michael X. Martin (My Fair Lady, The Front Page) as Wes Warnicker, Peter McPoland as Willard Hewitt, Tony Award® nominee Michael Mulheren (Kiss Me, Kate; Bright Star) as Coach Dunbar, Lena Owens as Wendy Jo, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz (Spamilton) as Rusty, Grace Slear as Urleen, and Rema Webb (The Color Purple, Violet) as Lulu Warnicker/Eleanor Dunbar/Betty Blast, with Brandon Burks, Claire Crause, Michele Lee, Jess LeProtto, Gregory Liles, Nick Martinez, Maximilian Sangerman, Jonathan Savage, Bethany Tesarck, Tiernan Tunnicliffe, and Jamar Williams.

The musical's original Broadway director, Tony Award® winner Walter Bobbie (Chicago, Bright Star), returns to helm this Broadway Center Stage production, featuring a revised book penned by Bobbie and Academy Award® winner Dean Pitchford, based on Pitchford's screenplay for the hit film. Bobbie is joined by choreographer Spencer Liff (So You Think You Can Dance, Broadway Center Stage: Little Shop of Horrors) and music director Sonny Paladino (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812).

Footloose features a score by Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford with additional music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins, and Jim Steinman. The film's soundtrack, which reached Number One on the Billboard charts, has sold more than 15 million copies and is packed with hits such as "Footloose," "Let's Hear it For the Boy," "Almost Paradise," and "Holding Out For a Hero."

Completing the creative team are set and projection designer Paul Tate dePoo III (Broadway Center Stage: The Music Man, The Who's Tommy), Tony Award®-nominated costume designer David Woolard (The Rocky Horror Show, The Who's Tommy), lighting designer Cory Pattak (Broadway Center Stage: In the Heights, Little Shop of Horrors, The Music Man), and sound designer Jon Weston (An American in Paris, She Loves Me).

Footloose will play the Eisenhower Theater October 9-12 at 8 p.m. and October 13-14 at 7 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on October 12 and 13. Tickets for all performances are on sale through at the Kennedy Center box office, the website, or by calling (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324