On Your Feet! Names the Stars of its National Tour
The Estefan biomusical ends its Broadway run at the Marquis Theatre this August.
James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc., and Bernie Yuman have announced the stars of the On Your Feet! national tour. The role of Gloria Estefan will be played by Cuban-American actress Christie Prades (currently a swing in the Broadway production) with stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez taking on the role of Emilio Estefan.
The tour will launch on September 22 in Buffalo, NY, and will celebrate its Grand Opening on October 5 in the Estefans' home city of Miami, FL. The company will then travel to 60 additional cities across the country through April 21, 2019, including Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Denver.
Prior to the tour's launch, Martinez will perform the role of Emilio Estefan on Broadway from July 11-August 13. Current star Ektor Rivera will return to production for the final week of the Gloria and Emilio Estefan biomusical's run at the Marquis Theatre, which plays its 780th and final Broadway performance on August 20.
Directed by two-time Tony winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots) and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys), On Your Feet! features a book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), as well as Estefan's chart-topping hits like "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "1-2-3," and "Conga," and new music penned by the Estefans.