Andrea Burns to Play Final Performance of ON YOUR FEET! on Sunday
Today, producers of the smash-hit musical On Your Feet! announced that Original Broadway Cast member Doreen Montalvo (In the Heights, Giant, Flashdance the Musical) will take over the role of Gloria Fajardo - Gloria Estefan's mother - on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Drama Desk Award winner Andréa Burns, who originated the role, will play her final show on Sunday, February 5, 2017.
Montalvo has been a member of the Ensemble since the show debuted in Chicago in 2015 - originating the roles of Nena and Lucia. She was also an Original Broadway Cast member of In the Heights, earning the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. Other notable theater credits include: Giant at The Public Theater and the National Tour of Flashdance The Musical. Her TV and Film credits include "Smash," AMC, "One Life to Live," "Law & Order," "The Good Wife," and "Elementary." Doreen's first solo albumAMERICAN SOUL/LATIN HEART was released this month and is available at iTunes.com and CDbaby.com.
Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records and sold out stadiums around the world. Emilio and Gloria Estefan together have won 26 GRAMMY Awards® - but their music is only half the story. From the heart of Havana to the streets of Miami came a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the music industry had ever seen. Now in its second smash year, On Your Feet! is a new Broadway musical that follows the Estefans' journey to superstardom, set to their chart-topping, smash hits, including "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "Conga," "1-2-3," "Get On Your Feet," "Mi Tierra," Don't Want To Lose You Now," and "Reach," in addition to an original song written by Gloria and her daughter Emily Estefan.
ON YOUR FEET! also stars Theater World Award-winning Cuban-American actress Ana Villafañe, named one of The Hollywood Reporter'stop Broadway Breakout Stars of the Year for her "star-is-born, supernova debut" (Deadline) as Gloria Estefan, opposite acclaimed Puerto Rican performer Ektor Rivera - winner of the Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Simon Fuller reality series "Q'Viva! The Chosen" - as Emilio. Making up the rest of the cast are Alma Cuervo (Beauty and the Beast) as Gloria's grandmother, Consuelo; Alexandria Suarez& Fabi Aguirre as Little Gloria; and Eduardo Hernandez & Kevin Tellez as Nayib/Young Emilio. Rounding out the ensemble areKarmine Alers, Yassmin Alers, David Baida, Angelica Beliard ,Natalie Caruncho, Henry Gainza, Linedy Genao, Carlos E. Gonzalez, Nina Lafarga, Genny Lis Padilla, Christie Prades, Omar Lopez-Cepero, Hector Maisonet, Marielys Molina, Julio Monge, Liz Ramos, Jeremey Adam Rey, Eliseo Roman, Jose Rosario, Jr., Luis Salgado, Jennifer Sanchez, Martín Solá, Brett Sturgis, Shani Talmor and Lee Zarrett.
Broadway tickets are now on sale via Ticketmaster.com/ 877-250-2929. For groups of 12+, call: 212-840-3890 or 800-714-8451.
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