On Your Feet!, a new Broadway musical based on the life story of international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio Estefan, has announced casting. The production will celebrate its Broadway opening on November 5, with preview performances beginning October 5 at the Marquis Theatre.
Ana Villafañe, a Cuban-American singer, dancer, and actress from Miami who even attended the same Miami high school as Gloria Estefan, will make her Broadway debut as Gloria opposite Broadway veteran Josh Segarra (Lysistrata Jones) as Emilio.
On Your Feet! is directed by two-time Tony winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots) and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys). The musical 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.
Before its Broadway run, On Your Feet! plans a five-week world premiere engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, from June 2-July 5.
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