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New Gloria Estefan musical will conga to Broadway in fall 2015

Be warned: The rhythm is gonna get you.

Well, not to-night but next fall, when the Gloria Estefan bio-musical On Your Feet! hits Broadway. The production colors the life and rise-up of the seven-time Grammy winner/Miami Sound Machine frontwoman, as well as the success of her longtime husband and musician/producer Emilio—who has no less than 19 (!) Grammys to his name—on their road to stardom.

Even better: If you think you got the means to let the music move your feet, the production is holding an open casting search called “Reach Gloria” in Miami and NYC this September, and submissions are now being accepted on the show’s official website. The production is to be helmed by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with a book by Alexander Dinelaris (Still Life) and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys).

In a statement, Gloria says that “finding the right performers to tell our story on the Broadway stage is the most important step in this project. … Our own journey together started in Miami, a city that has been such an inspiration to us both, and it only felt right that the city be a cornerstone of our search for the next generation of bright talent.” Emilio adds, “On Your Feet! is a piece that speaks to people of every culture around the world.  We’ve seen audiences from South America to Asia, and everywhere in between, be moved by our music and we want each and every one of them to have a chance to be a part of this story and show their talent to the world.”

On Your Feet! will have an out-of-town tryout at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre from June 2-July 5, 2015, to be followed by a Broadway run at the Marquis Theatre, with previews beginning Oct. 5, 2015.

Gloria and Emilio Estefan developing biographical Broadway musical

The rhythm is going to get Broadway!

The Nederlander Organization and Estefan Enterprises announced today that Latin music legend Gloria Estefan and her husband of nearly 35 years, 19-time Grammy winner Emilio, are developing a musical based on their life stories. Bernie Yuman, producer and manager of Siegfried & Roy’s long-running Las Vegas magic show, will also produce the Estefan’s show. The title, creative team, and more details have yet to be announced.

“We are very excited to share this story, which is based on hope, determination and the belief that with hard work and passion, our dreams can become our reality,” Gloria and Emilio Estefan said in a joint statement. “Our music has been a true reflection of who we are, where we came from and the journey that has brought us to where we are today…Sharing our life story through music will give us a new opportunity to honor our roots and, hopefully, to be able to inspire generations to come.” Not to mention lead a conga line down the Great White Way each night.

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