Broadway In Chicago, The Nederlander Organization and Estefan Enterprises, Inc announce that On Your Feet!–a new musical based on the life story of international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan–will have its five-week pre-Broadway world premiere engagement at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) from June 2 – July 5, 2015.
It will open on Broadway in Fall 2015 at a Nederlander theatre to be announced.
This week, the production launches an international casting search, Reach Gloria (#ReachGloria) which offers performers around the world a chance to audition for all roles in the Broadway cast by submitting audition videos online at www.OnYourFeetMusical.com. The production will also host two OPEN CASTING CALLS next month – one at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in the Estefans’ home city of Miami, Fla.. on Sunday Sept. 21, and another at Pearl Studios in New York City on Sept. 9. The open casting calls will be led by members of the show’s creative team and casting director Justin Huff, CSA of Telsey + Co.
On Your Feet! will be directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray), and choreographed by four-time Drama Desk nominee Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis) The book is by by two-time Drama Desk nominee Alexander Dinelaris (The Bodyguard Musical, Zanna Don’t).
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 bring a new sound to Broadway.