National Tour of ON YOUR FEET! Celebrates 200th Performance in Chicago

National Tour of ON YOUR FEET! Celebrates 200th Performance in Chicago

The First National Tour of On Your Feet! - based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY® winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - celebrated its 200th Performance last night, Tuesday, March 27, at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago, where it originated its Pre-Broadway engagement the summer of 2015.

"A heck of a good time! On Your Feet! is back where its conga began," says Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune. "You get ballads - 'Don't Want to Lose You Now,' 'Anything For You,' 'Here We Are.' You get rhythms - '1, 2, 3,' 'Dr. Beat,' 'Conga.' And you get dance tracks - 'Everlasting Love,' 'Turn the Beat Around,' and, of course, 'Get On Your Feet,' which will likely push you there."

Tickets to On Your Feet! in Chicago are available at broadwayinchicago.com. The return engagement runs through Sunday, April 8 before continuing to travel to more than 40 additional cities across the country through April 21, 2019 - including Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco and Denver.

National Tour of ON YOUR FEET! Celebrates 200th Performance in Chicago

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 the 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.

The hit Broadway musical stars Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez plays Emilio Estefan.

The cast also stars Broadway veteran Nancy Ticotin (West Side Story, In the Heights) as Gloria's mother, Gloria Fajardo; Debra Cardona (TV's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" as Hector's Mom, Mary Poppins, In the Heights) as Gloria's grandmother, Consuelo; Jason Martinez (Jersey Boys, The Capeman) as Gloria's father, José Fajardo; Amaris Sanchez and Carmen Sanchez as Little Gloria; and Kevin Tellez and Jordan Vergara as Nayib/Young Emilio. Rounding out the ensemble are Karmine Alers, Michelle Alves, Jonathan Arana, Skizzo Arnedillo, Danny Burgos, Sam J. Cahn, Sarita Colón, Adriel Flete, Jennifer Florentino, Devon Goffman, Hector Maisonet, Claudia Mulet, Eddie Noel, Marina Pires, Jeremey Adam Rey, Joseph Rivera, Maria Rodriguez, Shani Talmor and Claudia Yanez.

Multiple Grammy Award-winning musicians from Miami Sound Machine are also on the road with the National Tour of On Your Feet!, including Music Director Clay Ostwald(keyboards), who is Assistant Music Director of Miami Sound Machine, Teddy Mulet (trombone), Jorge Casas (bass), who is Music Director of Miami Sound Machine, and Edwin Bonilla (percussion). The other members of the orchestra include Emmanuel Schvartzman (Associate Music Director/keyboards), Jose Ruiz (trumpet), Mike Scaglione (reeds), Stephen Flakus (guitar), Jean-Christophe Leroy (percussion) and Colin Taylor (drums).

Born and raised in Miami to Cuban immigrant parents, Christie Prades understudied the role of Gloria in the Broadway production of On Your Feet! Her past regional credits include In the Heights (Vanessa - Broadway World Award winner), West Side Story and The D*Word.

Mauricio Martinez is an award-winning actor and recording artist, who stars in NBC Universo's first original scripted TV series "El Vato" airing its second season this past summer (Season One available on Netflix) and was recently seen in the hit series "Señora Acero 2" on Telemundo. Mauricio has starred in Mexican productions of several Broadway plays and musicals, including Beauty and the Beast, Saturday Night Fever, The Drowsy Chaperone, Sweet Charity, and the Spanish-language premieres of The Last 5 Years and Songs From An Unmade Bed. He made his U.S. theatre debut in Kansas City Repertory's production of Evita as 'Che' in 2016.

ON YOUR FEET! is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray) and choreographed by Tony Award nominee & Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis), with an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman, The Bodyguard Musical).

Completing the creative team are four-time Tony-nominated Scenic Designer David Rockwell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Tony-nominated Costume Designer Emilio Sosa (Porgy & Bess), Tony Award-winning Lighting Designer Kenneth Posner (Wicked, Hairspray), Tony Award-winning Sound Designer Steve Kennedy, SCK Sound Design (Lady Day, Guys and Dolls), Projections by Darrel Maloney, and Hair & Wig Designer Charles G. LaPointe (Beautiful, Newsies). With Music Direction by Clay Ostwald (Miami Sound Machine), On Your Feet! features Orchestrations by Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan, Arrangements by Lon Hoyt (Hairspray), Dance Arrangements and Dance Orchestrations by Oscar Hernandez(The Capeman).

ON YOUR FEET! is produced by James L. Nederlander and Estefan Enterprises, Inc. in partnership with Bernie Yuman. Now celebrating its 100th anniversary, The Nederlander Organization, led by James L. Nederlander, President, continues the tradition of operating historic theatres, as well as producing and presenting the best in theatrical entertainment and concert events. Bernie Yuman, an illustrious figure in the entertainment industry and long-time friend and business associate of the Estefans, serves as Executive Producer. Yuman produced and managed Siegfried & Roy, one of the most successful and longest running shows in Las Vegas history.

ON YOUR FEET! played its final performance at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway on Sunday, August 20, 2017, having played 780 performances.

www.OnYourFeetMusical.com

Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy/Ryan Garson

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