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Debra Cardona is an actress, singer and dramaturg based out of both New York and Los Angeles. She is married to voice actor Darin De Paul. Born and raised in New York City, this Nuyorican received her BFA in Theater at Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied with Stella Adler. Debra received ... (read complete bio)
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Debra Cardona is an actress, singer and dramaturg based out of both New York and Los Angeles. She is married to voice actor Darin De Paul. Born and raised in New York City, this Nuyorican received her BFA in Theater at Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied with Stella Adler. Debra received ... (read complete bio)
JUST OUTSIDE THE DOOR Opens At Theatre Row Photo JUST OUTSIDE THE DOOR Opens At Theatre Row
by Julie Musbach - Jul 31, 2019

It is opening night of the world premiere of JUST OUTSIDE THE DOOR, the latest play from Esteban R. Alvarez III. JUST OUTSIDE THE DOOR is directed by Cate Cammarata (THE ASSIGNMENT, MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL), and features Danny Bryck, Rory Kulz, and Debra Cardona (ON YOUR FEET, MARY POPPINS, GUYS AND DOLLS, MY FAIR LADY US Tours).

Esteban R. Alvarez III And Broadway Bound Theatre Festival Presents JUST OUTSIDE THE  Photo Esteban R. Alvarez III And Broadway Bound Theatre Festival Presents JUST OUTSIDE THE DOOR
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2019

Broadway Bound Theatre Festival will be presenting the world premiere of JUST OUTSIDE THE DOOR, the latest play from Esteban R. Alvarez III, on Wednesday July 31, 2019 at 5pm, at the Lion Theatre at Theatre Row. JUST OUTSIDE THE DOOR will be directed by Cate Cammarata (THE ASSIGNMENT, MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL), and features Danny Bryck, Rory Kulz, and Debra Cardona (ON YOUR FEET, MARY POPPINS, GUYS AND DOLLS, MY FAIR LADY US Tours).

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! THE EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN MUSICAL at Bass Performance Hal Photo BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! THE EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN MUSICAL at Bass Performance Hall
by Lorens Portalatin - Apr 13, 2019

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! THE EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN MUSICAL at Bass Performance Hall

ON YOUR FEET! National Tour to Play its Final Show April 14th Photo ON YOUR FEET! National Tour to Play its Final Show April 14th
by Julie Musbach - Apr 11, 2019

After 590 performances, the final performance of the First National Tour of ON YOUR FEET! - the hit musical 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 - will be Sunday, April 14 at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth.

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET: THE EMILIO AND GLORIA ESTEFAN BROADWAY MUSICAL Energizes at Photo BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET: THE EMILIO AND GLORIA ESTEFAN BROADWAY MUSICAL Energizes at Victoria Theatre Association
by Jenni Cypher - Mar 8, 2019

Put on your dancing shoes and make your way to the Schuster Center this weekend to see ON YOUR FEET: THE GLORIA ESTEFAN MUSICAL.

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! at The Orpheum Photo BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! at The Orpheum
by Chris Miritello - Feb 14, 2019

Rare is the wedding, Bar Mitzvah, office holiday party or Sweet 16 that does not at some point feature a rousing rendition of Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine's 'Conga.' Particularly for those of us in Generation X - for whom the pop music of the 1980s, in all its glorious forms, remains a source of unbridled nostalgic celebration - 'Conga' is such a staple that any gathering involving a dance floor just seems incomplete without it. As it turns out, the 2018-2019 season at Memphis's Orpheum also needed a fresh injection of the Conga, and the immensely talented and attractive touring cast of On Your Feet!, the Emilio and Gloria Estefan Broadway Musical, delivered all that and more. Quite literally and as advertised, Memphians in the audience at the run's premiere leapt to their feet to celebrate Gloria and Emilio Estefan, a couple whose success story remains as relevant today as ever in today's political climate, not to mention their remarkably prolific song catalog. Broadway has seen its fair share of jukebox musicals in recent years, but there is something unique and special about On Your Feet!, not only in the time period it evokes, but also in the indomitable spirit of its core subjects, portrayed with incredible heart by Christie Prades and Eddie Noel.

BWW TV: Costume Designer Angela Wendt on Creating the Look of FOX's RENT! Photo BWW TV: Costume Designer Angela Wendt on Creating the Look of FOX's RENT!
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 20, 2019

When it comes to creating an iconic look, costume designer Angela Wendt knows what she's doing. Over two decades after giving Rent its legendary Broadway look, she returns to give the characters equally memorable costumes for Rent on Fox. Below, watch as she gives us a sneak peek of one of her costume trailers on set!

BWW TV: Production Designer Jason Sherwood Sets the Scene for FOX's RENT! Photo BWW TV: Production Designer Jason Sherwood Sets the Scene for FOX's RENT!
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 17, 2019

How do you capture the essence of one of the most iconic musicals in Broadway history and make it work for live television? Production Designer extraordinaire Jason Sherwood is making magic happen in LA as FOX's Rent enters its final week of rehearsals. Below, he tells us all about how they will bring the East Village to life in a massive way, and even gives us a sneak peek of the set!

BWW TV: Everything Is RENT! Meet the Bohemians of FOX's Next Live Musical Photo BWW TV: Everything Is RENT! Meet the Bohemians of FOX's Next Live Musical
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 14, 2019

There's no day but January 27 when it comes to FOX's Rent, and the cast and creative team are over the moon about it. BroadwayWorld is taking you straight to the Fox lot, where the whole gang is busy rehearsing for the big night. Watch below as they chat about what will make this version special, how they got their roles, and so much more!

Matthew Saldivar, J. Elaine Marcos Join RENT LIVE; Additional Casting Announced! Photo Matthew Saldivar, J. Elaine Marcos Join RENT LIVE; Additional Casting Announced!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 4, 2019

There's no day but January 27, 2019 when it comes to FOX's Rent. Today additional casting was announced for the live broadcast of the rock musical phenomenon, and some familiar Broadway faces are among the ensemble of bohemians that will bring the East Village to life on national television.

BWW Review: HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE at CV Rep Theater is More Than Worth the Trip Photo BWW Review: HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE at CV Rep Theater is More Than Worth the Trip
by Kay Kudukis - Oct 28, 2018

'How I Learned To Drive' took a circuitous route to CV Rep, but the end results are so very, very satisfying.

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! Pulsates with High-Energy Rhythms at Segerstrom Center Photo BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! Pulsates with High-Energy Rhythms at Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - Aug 27, 2018

I believe the best way to describe the sensation one gets when experiencing the Broadway stage musical adaptation of multi-platinum selling recording artist Gloria Estefan's life story is to actually use one of her very famous songs: "The Rhythm is Gonna Get You." That is exactly what happens to an ecstatic audience in attendance of ON YOUR FEET!, the infectiously high-energy 2015 jukebox musical chronicling the professional and personal lives of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, arguably the Latin music world's most successful power couple responsible for bringing their Miami-honed Cuban-fusion sounds to worldwide acclaim. After a year on the road, the musical has finally made its way to Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts, where it continues its two-week engagement in Costa Mesa through September 2.

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET at DCPA Photo BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET at DCPA
by Jon Bee - Aug 14, 2018

Icon. A word of only four letters, and yet it holds so much weight for many people. It is not hard to think of musical icons: Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, even Britney Spears. Among the elite is also Gloria Estefan, whose own personal life is on full display in the latest show to come to DCPA, On Your Feet!

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET Will Have You Dancing In Your Seat Photo BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET Will Have You Dancing In Your Seat
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 2, 2018

ON YOUR FEET playing at the San Diego Civic Theatre through Sunday, August 5th is not only a vibrantly entertaining show with fantastic dancing, but it has one hell of a built in soundtrack with the hits from Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine.

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! Is a Happy Musical Treat at the Hollywood Pantages Photo BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! Is a Happy Musical Treat at the Hollywood Pantages
by Don Grigware - Jul 12, 2018

Called a Jukebox Musical, On Your Feet! is so much more. It is the true story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. At 17 in 1970s Miami, Gloria Fajardo met record producer and musician extraordinaire Emilio and they fell in love at first sight. Estefan recognized Gloria's supreme singing artistry and chose her as the female vocalist in his all male Latino boy group that later grew into the Miami Sound Machine. This story, via Emilio and Gloria's music, tells a  rich nd passionate story of how two unknown Cubans made it to the top, but not without tragedy and sorrow. Currently onstage at the Hollywood Pantages through July 29 only, this national touring production consists of a dynamic ensemble under the outstanding direction of Jerry Mitchell.

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! A Standing Ovation to Start CLO's Summer Season Photo BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! A Standing Ovation to Start CLO's Summer Season
by Dylan Shaffer - Jun 14, 2018

The rhythm is gonna get you when you attend the first musical of the CLO's 72nd season. On Your Feet!, the real-life story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, is crammed with dozens of Latin-infused hits spanning more than three decades. The biomusical is hip, glitzy, extravagant, and theatrical, all the while maintaining a consistent storyline that offers welcomed depth and insight to the show.

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! THE EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN BROADWAY MUSICAL at the Hippodr Photo BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! THE EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN BROADWAY MUSICAL at the Hippodrome Theatre - It Literally Has Audiences OFF Their Feet!
by Charles Shubow - Jun 8, 2018

It's more like a party than a musical...it's that much fun!

ON YOUR FEET! to Kick Off Pittsburgh CLO's 72nd Summer Season Photo ON YOUR FEET! to Kick Off Pittsburgh CLO's 72nd Summer Season
by Julie Musbach - May 25, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to open the 2018 Summer Season with the Pittsburgh premiere of Broadway sensation, ON YOUR FEET!, June 12-17 at the Benedum Center. Pittsburgh CLO remains steadfastly dedicated to the creation of new work, and co-produced the Broadway production of ON YOUR FEET! as part of this ongoing commitment. Pittsburgh CLO has brought over 20 new shows to their "Feet" on the Broadway stage, including the recent productions of An American in Paris, Kinky Boots, Matilda The Musical and many others.

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET at The Overture Photo BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET at The Overture
by Scott Rawson - May 17, 2018

On Your Feet is precisely where you will find yourself at the end of this spectacular show! The familiar music is peppy and moving, and the crowd enjoyed the infectious dance groove laid down by the band which included 5 original members of The Miami Sound Machine.

ON YOUR FEET! to Make Wisconsin Debut in Madison Photo ON YOUR FEET! to Make Wisconsin Debut in Madison
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Overture Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the Wisconsin premiere and the state's only engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! will take the Overture Hall stage Today, May 15-Sunday, May 20. Based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY¬ģ winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY¬ģ winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan, the first national tour stars Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez as Emilio Estefan.

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