Gloria Estefan & Cast of Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! to Perform on ABC's 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'
Today, ABC announced that international superstar Gloria Estefan and the cast of her smash hit Broadway musical On Your Feet! will perform on Dick Clark's NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE WITH Ryan Seacrest 2017.Other performers scheduled to appear on the broadcast include furteen-time Billboard Music Award winner and ten-time American Music Award winner Mariah Carey, multi-platinum selling band DNCE, " and chart-topping country artist Thomas Rhett. The performances will take place in the hours leading up to the 2017 countdown on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, on the ABC Television Network. International Superstar, Gloria Estefan, is a Grammy Award-winning singer, actress, songwriter, author of two New York Times best-selling children's books, philanthropist and humanitarian. She is considered one of the world's most recognizable and beloved performers. Billboard Magazine considers her the single most successful Latin crossover artist in music history. Having sold over 100 million records worldwide, Gloria along with her husband Emilio, are successful entrepreneurs owning and operating several businesseses, which include a globally recognized music publishing company, a hospitality division that includes seven restaurants and two hotels (the Cardozo Hotel on SOUTH BEACH and Costa d'Este Beach Resort in Vero Beach). The Estefans are also the first Cuban-American couple to own a minority share in a major NFL franchise, the Miami Dolphins. She has been awarded seven Grammy Awards, an Oscar nomination for the song "Music Of My Heart," a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, an induction into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, an Ellis Island Medal of Honor, a National Artistic Achievement Award from the U.S. Congress, among many others. Most recently, President Obama honored Emilio and Gloria Estefan with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made meritorious contributions to the United States, to world peace, and to cultural endeavors. Gloria is also the founder of the Gloria Estefan Foundation whose mission is to support charitable programs for disadvantaged children, and empower young people through education and opportunity. The foundation also supports spinal cord research through the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. 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. "On Your Feet!" is a new Broadway musical that follows the Estefans' 'American Dream' 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. The New York Times raves, "the very air in THE ROOM seems to vibrate in this fresh, flashy and undeniably crowd-pleasing new musical. Resist if you dare!" Since opening, "On Your Feet!" has also received nominations for Tony Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards and Drama League Awards.
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