by Deyanira Martinez, @deyamartinezl
“On Your Feet!” a Broadway musical based on the lives of Gloria and Emilio Estefan was announced last night in a lovely cocktail reception at the Minskoff Theatre. The premiere of “On Your Feet!”, under the production of Nederlander Organization and Estefan Enterprises, Inc will be directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell and choreographed by a four-time Drama Desk nominee Jorge Trujillo.
The Broadway musical, chronicles the lives of the seven-time Grammy Award winning singer, Gloria Estefan and her husband, music producer, Emilio Estefan. The Latin power couple will highlight their humble beginnings, pursuit of the American dream and rise to fame. Gloria and Emilio are both Cubans who became a musical sensation in the 80’s winning awards and fans across the world. They are among the most influential Latinos in the music industry.
It will have its pre-Broadway World Premiere engagement in Chicago Summer 0f 2015 followed by opening on Broadway at the Nederlander Theater in the Fall of 2015.
At the event, they thanked guests and members of the press for their continued support. A reality show is being considered to choose some of the cast members for the musical.