On Your Feet!, the previously announced Broadway musical based on the life of Latin music power couple Gloria and Emilio Estefan, is slated to premiere on Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Marquis Theatre in New York City. Preview performances will kick off October 5, 2015.
On Your Feet! will tell the story of the Estefan’s rise to stardom, set to the long list of hits performed by Gloria Estefan both as a soloist and as part of Miami Sound Machine, including “Conga,” “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” and “Mi Tierra,” plus new music.
In a departure from other major Broadway productions, the show is launching an international casting search dubbed “Reach Gloria” (#ReachGloria on twitter) that will allow performers around the world to submit audition videos online at the production's website. The casting search is open to all roles, from the leads to the dancers.
In addition, open casting calls will take place at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami Sept. 21 and another at Pearl Studios in New York on Sept. 9.
Searching for acts in Miami, said Gloria Estefan in a statement, was key.
"Our own journey together started in Miami, a city that has been such an inspiration to us both, and it only felt right that the city be a cornerstone of our search for the next generation of bright talent,” she said.
On Your Feet! will be directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray) and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis). It’s produced by James L. Nederlander and Estefan Enterprises in partnership with Bernie Yuman.