Miami’s biggest celebrity couple, Cuban-born singing sensation Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio Estefan, have inspired a new musical bound for Broadway in 2015.
On Your Feet!, directed by Jerry Mitchell who just made a big splash on Broadway with Kinky Boots, tells the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan and their metoric rise to the top of the charts in the 80′s, detailing her time as part of the group Miami Sound Machine and then as a solo act who would dominate the music landscape throughout the decade.
The musical will first show in Chicago from June 2 to July 15, 2015, before eventually moving on to the Marquis Theatre on Broadway. Previews are slated to begin on October 5 with an opening night set for the following month.
A number of classic hits such as “Conga,” “1-2-3,” and, of course, “Rhythm is Gonna Get You” will be included in the show, and the power couple will also be writing new songs specifically for the show.
The production crew has already announced intentions to launch an open casting call via YouTube submissions, as well as auditions in New York and in the Estefans’ native city of Miami on September 9 and September 21. Interested hopefuls are being asked to submit videos of themselves singing Gloria Estefan songs in English, in Spanish, or in both languages if possible.