DANCE NEWS: New York City Center premiered Encores! Inside the Revival Which Revisits "The Tap Dance Kid"
Featuring Lydia Diamond, Jared Grimes, Dulé Hill and Director Kenny Leon
New York City Center recently premiered the second installment of the video series Encores! Inside the Revival, featuring a look inside the creative process behind the future Encores! revival of The Tap Dance Kid directed by Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon.
In this episode, Dulé Hill delivers a tap performance of “Fabulous Feet” from the 1983 Tony-nominated musical The Tap Dance Kid. Hill (a member of the original Broadway cast) and Leon, along with book adapter Lydia Diamond and choreographer Jared Grimes give audiences a behind-the-scenes look at the production which centers around the life of an upper-middle class Black family and a 10-year-old boy who dreams of being a professional tap dancer despite the challenges posed by his lawyer father and society.