A new musical about Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio Estefan will debut on Broadway next fall.
On Your Feet! will trace the Cuban-born couple’s move to Miami and the seven-time Grammy winner’s meteoric rise as one of the most popular Latin crossover acts ever. The musical will include several of Estefan’s hits, incluing “Conga,” “1-2-3,” “Music of My Heart” and “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” as well as several new songs written by the couple.
The stage production is currently planned to open on November 5, 2015, at NYC’s Marquis Theatre, with previews starting October 5, 2015 and a five-week tryout engagement in Chicago from June 2 – July 5, 2015.
But first, the right acting, singing, dancing triple threat must be found to credibly play Gloria Estefan. To that end, the production team will hold auditions in New York, Miami, and — in a rather novel move — Twitter. Estefanites can send in video auditions via the hashtag #reachgloria.
“Finding the right performers to tell our story on the Broadway stage is the most important step in this project,” Gloria Estefan commented in a statement. “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.”
Because it’s Monday, here are some of Estefan’s hits to get you through the day.