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DANCE NEWS: New York City Center premiered Encores! Inside the Revival Which Revisits "The Tap Dance Kid"

DANCE NEWS: New York City Center premiered Encores! Inside the Revival Which Revisits "The Tap Dance Kid"

Published on January 15, 2021
Dulé Hill. Photo: 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. 

Dulé Hill. Photo: The Tap Dance Kid

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. 

All Encores! Inside the Revival episodes stream for free on City Center’s YouTube channel and website at NYCityCenter.org.

Encores! The Revival delves inside The Tap Dance Kid
The first installment of the series, which premiered in November of 2020, features Emmy and Tony Award-winning artist Billy Porter (FX’s Pose) who takes audiences through his reimagining of the 1997 Tony-nominated musical The Life, along with performances from Grammy-nominated artists Ledisi and Mykal Kilgore. View the episode here

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