According to a spokesperson, the production needs more time to move into the Hilton than was originally anticipated. Hot Feet opened to mixed reviews in D.C., and significant work is being done on the book and the overall structure of the show. The musical has a score by Maurice White, founder of the legendary pop group Earth, Wind and Fire, and includes some of that group's biggest hits. It has a book by Heru Ptah, who has created an African-American variation on the classic tale "The Red Shoes," about a young dancer who makes a Faustian bargain in her quest for stardom.
The large cast of Hot Feet is headed by Vivian Nixon, Keith David, Ann Duquesnay, Michael Balderrama, Allen Hidalgo, Wynonna Smith, and Sarah Livingston. The show's creative team includes James Noone (sets), Paul Tazewell (costumes), Clifton Taylor (lighting), and Acme Sound Partners (sound design).