'Hot Feet' to open on Broadway in April 2006.

TransAmerica, Rudy Durand in association with Kalimba Entertainment, Inc. to present the World Premiere of the new dance musical Hot Feet conceived by Maurice Hines.

Hot Feet weaves a Faustian tale about a beautiful young dancer - Kalimba, whose whole life�s dreams and ambition are to be a Broadway dancer. Kalimba is cajoled to dance with a pair of magical and enchanted red shoes, when she puts them on they begin to take control of the talented dancer�s fate.

The book is written by Heru Ptah, featuring music and lyrics by Earth, Wind and Fire founder Maurice White and will be directed and choreographed by Maurice Hines.

Hot Feet will have its pre-Broadway run at DC�s National Theatre from the 18 Mar - 9 Apr 2006. It will open on Broadway on the 30 Apr 2006, following previews from the 15 Apr (theatre tba).

Mr. White has written original music and lyrics, along with his past hits, �Shining Star,� �September,� �Boogie Wonderland� and �After the Love Has Gone.� Maurice Hines comments �The music of Maurice White inspires me. It�s an honor for me to be collaborating with him.� White says �Working with Maurice Hines has been a blast. He makes my music and lyrics come alive in ways I never would have imagined.�

Hot Feet will feature sets by Jim Noone, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lights by Clifton Taylor and sound by Acme Sound Partners.

The venue for Hot Feet, along with its cast will be announced shortly.

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