Love to hear percussion? Well, you’re in luck! The long-awaited Gloria Estefan musical On Your Feet! will conga its way to the Great White Way in the fall of 2015. The tuner, which will feature well-known songs by the Grammy winner and her husband Emilio Estefan as well as new music penned by the pair, is inspired by their life story and musical legacy. Tony winner Jerry Mitchell will direct the production, which will feature a book by Alexander Dinelaris and choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo.
Estefan and her husband Emilio Estefan were both born in Cuba and together became musical hitmakers in Spanish and English, winning Grammy Awards and fans across the world with hits like "The Rhythm is Gonna Get You," "Conga," "Words Get in the Way," "1, 2, 3" and the Oscar-nominated “Music Of My Heart." They've also helped shape the careers of other artists including Shakira, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony.
Additional creative team members and casting will be announced at a later date. The Broadway show will not be cast by reality television as previously rumored, however replacement and tour cast members may be chosen this way. The show will appear at a Nederlander theater to be announced, after playing a world premiere engagement in Chicago next summer.