Broadway-Bound ON YOUR FEET Will Get Developmental Lab This Fall
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, On Your Feet! - a new musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will have its Opening Night on Broadway on Thursday, November 5, 2015, with preview performances beginning Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Marquis Theatre in New York City. According to an Equity casting notice, the show will get a developmental lab this fall- October 27 through November 21, 2014.
The musical, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray), will land on Broadway following a five-week World Premiere engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, from June 2 - July 5, 2015.
The production will also host two OPEN CASTING CALLS next month - one in the Estefans' home city of Miami, Florida, in Knight Concert Hall of Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday September 21, 2014, and another at Pearl Studios in New York City on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. The open casting calls will be led by members of the show's creative team, and casting director Justin Huff, CSA of Telsey + Co.
"Finding the right performers to tell our story on the Broadway stage is the most important step in this project," said Gloria Estefan. "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."
Emilio continued, "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."
ON YOUR FEET! is the story of two people who-through an unwavering dedication to one another and their pursuit of the American dream-showcased their talent, their music and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom. Set to Gloria's chart-topping, smash hits such as "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "1-2-3," "Mi Tierra," and "Conga," in addition to new music penned by the Estefans, the show will be choreographed by four-time Drama Desk nominee Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis) with a book by two-time Drama Desk nominee Alexander Dinelaris (The Bodyguard Musical, Zanna Don't).