On Your Feet! begins previews at Marquis Theatre

Previews begin this evening for the new Broadway musical based on the lives of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, On Your Feet! at the Marquis Theatre. The show officially opens on 5 November 2015 and is currently booking through to 3 April 2016.

On Your Feet! is directed by Jerry Mitchell, and features a book by Alexander Dinelaris, music & lyrics by Emilio and Gloria Estefan, and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

Ana Villafañe makes her Broadway debut as Gloria Estefan alongside Broadway alum Josh Segarra as Emilio Estefan, Andréa Burns as Gloria Fajardo, Alma Cuervo as Consuelo, Alexandria Suarez as Little Gloria, and Noah Johnston as Little Emilio.

The ensemble includes Karmine Alers, Yassmin Alers, David Baida, Natalie Caruncho, Henry Gainza, Linedy Genao, Carlos E. Gonzalez, Nina Lafarga, Genny Lis Padilla, Omar Lopez-Cepero, Hector Maisonet, Marielys Molina, Felix Monge, Doreen Montalvo, Liz Ramos, Eliseo Roman, Luis Salgado, Marcos Santana, Martín Solá, Brett Sturgis, Eric Ulloa, Tanairi Vasquez and Lee Zarrett.

On Your Feet! features scenic design by David Rockwell, costumes by Emilio Sosa, lighting by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Steve Kennedy, projections by Darrel Maloney, hair & wig design by Chuck LaPointe, music direction by Lon Hoyt, orchestrations by Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan, and dance arrangements and dance orchestrations by Oscar Hernandez.

Synopsis: "On Your Feet! is the story of two people who — through an unwavering dedication to one another and their pursuit of the American dream — showcased their talent, their music and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom. The musical is set to Gloria’s chart-topping, smash hits such as 'Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,' 'Conga,' '1-2-3,' 'Get On Your Feet,' 'Don’t Want To Lose You Now,' and 'Coming Out Of The Dark,' in addition to an original song written by Gloria and their daughter Emily Estefan."

The musical is produced by James L. Nederlander and Estefan Enterprises, Inc. in partnership with Bernie Yuman.

- by Dom O'Hanlon

On Your Feet Musical