On Your Feet! Will Come to Broadway in Fall 2015
While the 2014 Fall Broadway theatre season may just be kicking off, Broadway is already looking a full year ahead! Believe it or not, producers have just announced the first musical set to hit the stage for the Fall 2015 season! The iconic music of the Estefan’s was announced to become a musical following The 2014 Tony Awards this past year! While we didn’t know much at the time about when or what would become of this project, we know much more information now that we are bringing you today! It’s hard to think we are already talking about NEXT season on Broadway! Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the news that On Your Feet! will come to Broadway in October 2015!
On Your Feet! is a brand new musical that features the music of the Estefans and a book by Drama Desk nominee Alexander Dinelaris. The new musical, which is based on the life story of seven-time Grammy Award winner Gloria Estefan and her husband music producer Emilio Estefan, will tell the story of two people with an unwavering dedication to one another as they pursue the American dream. As they make their way to stardom, the two showcase their talent and music while never forgetting to honor their heritage. The musical is set to feature iconic Estefans hits such as “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You”, “1-2-3” and “Conga”!
Producers have happily announced that On Your Feet! will come to Broadway during the Fall 2015 season! The musical is set to begin previews October 5th and officially open November 5th, 2015 at The Marquis Theatre in Times Square. The production’s Broadway bow will follow its world premiere in Chicago at The Oriental Theatre in Summer 2015. On Your Feet! will be led by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell as director and choreographed by four-time Drama Desk Award nominee Sergio Trujillo. James L. Nederlander and Estefan Enterprises, Inc. in partnership with Bernie Yuman are producing the musical.
At this point in time, no other creative team members have been announced.
Despite still being some time away, the production has already launched an international casting call so those interested in auditioning can begin submitting videos online. The show is also set to hold open auditions in both New York City and Miami over the course of the next month. Telsey And Company is responsible for the production’s casting needs. The production decided to hold an open casting in Miami at the request of Ms. Estefan’s due to the importance of the city to her and her husband. In a statement to the press, Gloria Estefan (Pictured Below Left) said;
“Finding the right performers to tell our story on the Broadway stage is the most important step in this project. 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.”
Emilo Estefan (Pictured Below Left) went on to add the following about the upcoming production;
“On Your Feet! is a piece that speaks to people of every culture around the world. We’ve seen audiences from South America to Asia, and everywhere in between, be moved by our music and we want each and every one of them to have a chance to be a part of this story and show their talent to the world.”
If you’re interested in auditioning for the world premiere of On Your Feet!, simply submit your video to Www.OnYourFeetMusical.Com or by using the hashtag #ReachGloria. Luner on Theatre will continue to keep you updated on the production as it heads to Chicago for its world premiere before bowing on Broadway! For more information, visit On Your Feet!’s Official Broadway Website, Facebook Page or Twitter Account! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!